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Kelly Services Research Associate - Molecular Analytics in Seattle, Washington

Kelly Services® has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a long-term temporary opportunity to work as a Research Associate at a prestigious Fortune 500® company working in Seattle.

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Job Title: Research Associate - Molecular Analytics

Pay: $32.14 per hour

Description :

The Research Associate will help facilitate the development of molecular methods (e.g. qPCR) that characterize vector integration of autologous and allogenic cell therapies which are currently undergoing clinical trials, including CAR T cell products. The Research Associate will be able to execute and analyze experiments with some oversight that lead to the development of robust analytical methods. The Research Associate will have the responsibility for developing highly impactful methods, including QC methods for lot release testing as well as extended characterization methods that support process development and comparability assessments. These methods will be used to further understanding of cell therapies, support development of the manufacturing processes, and/or QC release of the drug product. The Research Associate will have hands-on experience in assay development and will interested in projects requiring close collaboration with other groups, such as discovery research, product sciences, process development, and QC. The Research Associate will be passionate about developing novel medicines, thrive in an intellectually challenging environment, and enjoy collaborating with a team of likeminded Scientists.

Duties and Responsibilities :

• DNA & RNA isolation from cellular material

• Quantification of DNA/RNA by qPCR

• Preparation of critical reagents

• Ability to execute experiments with limited guidance and supervision

• Maintain meticulous laboratory notebooks

• Help author, review and approve technical documents, including methods, protocols, reports, and SOPs

• Understand of ICH/FDA/EMEA best practices and current thinking.

• Facilitate smooth operation of the laboratory, including ordering, assisting in the cryopreservation of cellular material, sample management, etc.

Required Competencies :

Education :

• Molecular Biology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Microbiology, or Chemistry.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

• BS with 0 to 3 years of relevant industry experience with DNA based method design and execution.

• Good understanding of basic molecular techniques (e.g. qPCR)

• Genomic DNA and RNA extraction experience using both column and bead-based techniques

• Experienced with cell culture, primary human cells, and cryopreservation.

• Outstanding written and oral communication skills

• Work effectively in a collaborative team setting

• Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment with frequent changes in priorities

Preferred Qualifications

• Automation experience

• Single cell RNA sequencing

• Multi-dimensional analyses

• Working knowledge of electronic laboratory notebook software

• Experience with Design of Experiment (DoEs) using JMP or equivalent statistical software.

• Experienced with authoring and revising test methods, protocols, and technical reports.

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