Kelly Services Research Associate 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.

The Research Associate should be scientifically and technically strong with in-vivo (Physiologist) and in-vitro (Molecular Biologist.) Expected to possess strong rodent in-vivo experience and broad in-vitro technical skills.

Duration of contract: Scheduled for one year

Schedule: Full-time, 40hrs/week

Within the Internal Medicine Research Unit (IMRU), the Metabolism group is focusing on identifying novel therapies to improve metabolic homeostasis in patients afflicted with metabolic disease, cardiovascular diseases and related complications. Our goal is to build an exciting team focused on deep mechanistic understanding of the peripheral control of energy metabolism. Will work a split between in-vivo and in-vitro pharmacology studies.

Primary Responsibilities of the Research Associate includes:

  • Broad understanding of Biology, preferably with an emphasis in Metabolism

  • Apply scientific and technical expertise (both in-vitro and in-vivo) to drug discovery programs to impact the future of new drug candidate development

  • Ability to conduct experiments and analyze data

  • Ability to conduct in-vivo studies and assist in tissue processing and analysis

Education and Experience Requirements of the Research Associate includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Science or related discipline.

  • 1-5 years of laboratory experience is desired, however, not required.


  • Tissue processing

  • DNA and RNA extraction

  • qPCR

  • Proficiency in the use of software to support analysis such as Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) and GraphPad Prism

  • Proven ability to: work and think independently and creatively; design a well-controlled experiment; analyze results with a keen, critical mind; organize results and generate presentations; present results in small and large group meetings in a clear and organized manner; be an affable and energetic colleague and team player.

  • Rodent in-vivo experience ideal, however, not required

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.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

AboutKelly Services ®

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