Kelly Services Research Associate - Engineering & cell culture experience in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Research Associate in Cambridge, MA to work a contract assignment for one of our top clients. Kelly Services is a full service workforce solutions provider to 98% of the Fortune 100™ companies. We provide employment to more than 700,000 people annually and we deal with some of the largest and best companies both nationally and locally.

Duration of contract: Scheduled for one year

Schedule: Full-time, 40hrs/week

Primary Responsibilities of the Research Associate includes:

  • Independently perform formulation and process activities for buffer screening activities. Conduct basic formulation and particle characterization analytics. Set up and carry out formulation stability studies.

  • Analyze samples using established bioassays. Maintain cell-culture, and perform cell-based bioassays.

  • Apply statistical design of experiments methodology and results.

  • Effectively communicate results of experiments and analyses to supervisor and/or project teams.

  • Write and maintain data in laboratory notebooks in accurate and timely manner.

  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses of experimental procedures, data, and conclusions.

  • Identify problems with experiments and troubleshoot solutions with guidance from supervisor.

Education and Experience Requirements of the Research Associate includes:

  • BS Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Life Sciences.

  • 1-3 years laboratory experience, experience in particulate formulations and bioassays.

  • Good understanding of basic experimental objectives and concepts of experimental design.

  • Possess practical knowledge in formulation, buffer screening and formulation process development activities.

  • Possess practical knowledge in passaging cells and maintaining cell banks.

  • Possess basic working knowledge of general chemistry and biology/biochemistry, and of statistics.

  • Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.

  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.

  • Possess advanced word processing, data entry, data presentation and analysis computer skills.

  • Comply with safety practices and standard operating procedures.

  • Work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, and help solve problems with instrument operation.

K elly Temporary Employee Perks:

  • Group medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance options that are available for purchase—and the coverage is portable*

  • Service bonus plan and Holiday pay plan, if qualified

  • Weekly electronic pay options

  • Free online training campus available

  • Exclusive online employee community

  • Corporate discounts

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This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must submit your resumes. Thank you for your interest in the assignment.

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With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 11,000 scientific professionals last year.

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AboutKelly Services ®

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