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Kelly Services Lab Assistant in Morrisville, North Carolina

Kelly Scientific is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented applicant to join our client’s research and development team as a full-time Laboratory Associate. This position is well suited for those that can accomplish a wide variety of tasks consistently and reliably.

This individual will be responsible for inventory and budget management, ordering lab supplies, shipping and receiving of biological samples, equipment upkeep to support R&D activities, and for coordinating other staff in general lab upkeep tasks such as preparing media. This individual must also be able to implement effective organization and thrive in a team-first environment. They are expected to communicate effectively in formal and informal settings and be able to influence without authority. The ideal candidate will also have prior laboratory experience.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining lab inventory and procuring laboratory materials

  • Setting up, maintaining, calibrating, cleaning laboratory equipment and coordinating routine maintenance of equipment

  • Detailed documentation and reporting of material preparation, equipment upkeep, and research activities

  • Shipping and receiving of biological samples

  • Setup and coordination for external lab supply vendors and maintaining vendor relationships

  • Operation within and adherence to budget constraints

  • Preparation of technical reports and recommendations

  • Rapid acquisition of new skills and willingness to train other team members

  • Independent management of multiple projects as an individual contributor

Candidate must possess:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be adaptable to change

  • A notable interest in helping change the face of medicine and passion for science

  • Associate Degree education

  • Familiarity with general laboratory equipment such as autoclaves, centrifuges, pH meters, biological safety cabinets, balances, etc.

  • Attention to detail and excellent record-keeping using standard MS software

  • Motivation for measuring and improving processes and organizational layouts

  • Familiarity with chemical and biological risks of working in a laboratory environment

  • Familiarity with general laboratory techniques such as pipetting, aseptic technique and proper decontamination procedures

Preferred qualifications:

  • A BS in biology, microbiology, biochemistry or related field

  • At least two years’ experience in academic or industry laboratories

  • Technical proficiency in molecular or microbiology biology skills, such as DNA preparation, transformation, PCR, cloning, and plasmid construction is advantageous, but not required.

  • Familiarity with electronic lab notebook systems, automated liquid handlers, and/or anaerobic environments is desirable, but not required.

  • Experience and certification in hazardous and/or biohazardous shipping.

Job Type: ?Full-time

Job Location:? Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at