Kelly Services Scientist - Research Associate (Level I) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Scientist (Research Associate) in Cambridge, MA to work a long-term contract assignment (12 month duration) for one of our top clients. Kelly 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.

Primary Responsibilities of the Scientist (Research Associate) includes:

  • Independently perform formulation and process activities for buffer screening activities.

  • Analyze samples using established bioassays.

  • Perform buffer screening and formulation development activities of vaccines.

  • Conduct basic formulation and particle characterization analytics

  • Maintain cell-culture, and perform cell-based bioassays.

  • Set up and carry out formulation stability studies in a development.

  • Perform new procedures with only general instructions.

  • Make detailed observations, organize and analyze data, and interpret results in a clear and logical format (e.g., graphs, charts, summary).

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

  • 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.

Education and Experience Requirement of the Scientist (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.

  • Ability to follow safety practices and standard operating procedures.

  • Possess a combination of education and experience in a physical and/or life science to work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, and help solve problems with instrument operation.

Additional Information:

  • Contract assignment, duration 12months.

  • Work schedule: full-time.

Kelly 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.

Why Kelly ® ?

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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