Kelly Services Associate Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington

Kelly Scientific Resources is currently recruiting for a Contract Associate Scientist to perform method development for viral vectors as key intermediates in the CAR-T drug product. This is a six month contract position in Seattle, WA. This position requires extensive experience with qPCR method development and optimization.


  • Design, optimization, execution and troubleshooting of transduction/titer assays and PCR-based methods to characterize lentiviral vector material

  • Partner with Research, Process Development, and Quality to develop and transfer analytical methods for the release of lentiviral vector

  • Timely documentation of experiments in electronic laboratory notebook entries and authoring of test methods/SOPs

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S./M.S. in a scientific or engineering discipline with 8+ years (5+ with M.S.) of relevant industrial process/analytical development experience

  • Demonstrated ability with molecular methods including qPCR, DNA and RNA isolation, DNA cloning, sequence analysis, and primer/probe design

  • Proven experience with cell culture

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency with sequence analysis and molecular biology software (BLAST, Primer Express, Vector NTi, Geneious)

  • Experience with viral transduction

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced team environment and meet deadlines

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