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Kelly Services Biologist II in Worcester, Massachusetts

Kelly Services is seeking a Biologist II for our well-known client in the Pharmacuetical industry in Worcester MA. This is a 9 month contract role.

Title: Biologist II

Location: Worcester MA

Duration: 9 month contract

Job Description

Biologist II, Biologics Discovery (Neuroscience)

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.


We are seeking motivated and creative individuals to join our Biologics Discovery (Neuroscienxe) group at AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA. As part of this group, the successful candidate will contribute to ongoing efforts to help move projects forward. The chosen candidate will perform essential bench molecular and cellular biology experiments to help with assay development and drug screening and characterization. The ideal candidate will have direct experience with cell culture (cell line primary rodent neurons and iPSC neurons), molecular biology, and assays such as ELISA, FACS, IP, Western Blot, and luciferase reporter assay. The successful candidate will make use of problem solving, critical thinking, and effective written and oral presentation skills in a highly-matrixed team environment. Candidates must have meticulous work habits and excellent record keeping and organizational skills.

Key Responsibilities:

• Design workflow, procedures and experiments in consultation with supervisor.

• Help to develop and execute cell based assays for antibody screening and characterization.

• Antibody characterization by ELISA, IP, Co-IP, Western Blot, and FACS.

• Cell culture including cell line, primary rodent neurons, and iPSC neruons.

• Maintain accurate and timely records of research and project activity in electronic notebook

Qualifications: BS / MS in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, or a related field.

• Cell biology: experience in mammalian cell culture, stable cell line production, immunocytochemistry, and FACS.

• Molecular biology: assays using techniques such as DNA construction, ELISA, IP, West Blotting, and protein purification.

• Ability to perform productively and efficiently within a dynamic work environment.

• Knowledge and experience in biologics drug discovery is a plus.

Why Kelly?

As a Kelly employee, you’ll have access to premier perks, including:

  • Kelly-sponsored Affordable Care Act health care coverage available to eligible employees

  • Group insurance options

  • Service bonus plan

  • Holiday pay plan

  • Weekly electronic pay options

  • Online training campus that provides more than 3,000 free courses to help improve and develop skills

  • Outstanding online employee community Corporate discounts

  • Transportation Spending Accounts

  • Offered and coordinated by Leslie & Associates. These plans are not sponsored by Kelly Services.

Why Kelly ® ?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

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