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
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.
• 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.
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.
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