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Assistant Scientist

Company: Kelly
Location: Raritan
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Assistant Scientist Kelly Services is currently seeking an Assistant Scientist for a long-term engagement with one of our Global Pharmaceutical clients in Raritan, NJ. This person will join our Kelly FSP (Functional Service Provider) division, a managed solution provider and business unit of Kelly Services, Inc. This role is full-time and is offering full benefit options. As a Kelly FSP employee you may be eligible for Medical, Dental, Vison, 401K, and a variety of other benefits to choose from. You may also be eligible for paid time off, including holiday, vacation, and sick/personal time. POSITION SUMMARY: The candidate will perform in vitro experiments, analyze data, records results, and provide interpretations and conclusions as appropriate. Under supervision, the candidate will be expected to set up, operate and maintain laboratory instruments. The candidate will be responsible for performing laboratory experiments and activities supporting clinical programs within the Bacterial Vaccines department. Primary duties will include the qualification and performance of assays associated with full development programs including an Opsonophagocytic Killing (OPK) assay, ELISA / MSD, serological assays for the characterization of bacteria, and toxin neutralization assays. The candidate will perform in vitro assays in support of ongoing clinical trials under Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) conditions and will maintain laboratory records according to GCLP requirements, including the use of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Duties may also include the preparation of bacterial and tissue culture growth media, the preparation of bacterial isolates and tissue culture cell lines for cryogenic storage, and the propagation of tissue cultures from cryogenic storage.

  • A four-year degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Immunology, or a related field is required
  • Experience working with Biosafety Level (BSL) II bacterial pathogens is required
  • Familiarity with basic microbiology, aseptic technique, and general safe laboratory practices is required.
  • Experience with opsonophagocytic killing assays is beneficial
  • Familiarity with GCLP or GLP principles is beneficial.
  • At least one of the following laboratory skills is beneficial:
    • Familiarity with ELISA procedures.
    • A working knowledge of tissue culture techniques.
    • Laboratory experience in the performance of in vitro assays with clinical materials and the use of LIMS.
    • Familiarity with flow cytometry. You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process. Why Kelly - ? Kelly - Science & Clinical 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 (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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. ]]

Keywords: Kelly, Trenton , Assistant Scientist, Other , Raritan, New Jersey

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