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Kelly Services® has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a long-term temporary opportunity to work as a Scientist at a prestigious Fortune 500® company working in West Hills. 


Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must use the “Submit Resume” button to submit your resumes. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter for this position ( however your resume must be received via the “Submit Resume” button included within.


Job Title: Scientist III, Research & Development


Pay Rate: $33.75/hr


Shift: M-F, 8:30am-5pm


Contract: 6 months



The candidate is expected to have a spectrum of technical working knowledge in characterization of antibody-antigen interactions, molecular typing, protein expression and purification, mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, and cell line generation with scientific rigor in a regulatory environment. Experiences in assay development using label-free systems such as Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI) and Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) are highly desired. Skills in instrumentation, automation and software applications are additional assets.


Key Responsibilities

To serve as a technical lead to adopt technologies of industry standards in the field of transplant diagnostics, particularly Ab detection and molecular typing products for Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) and non-HLA antigens.

To employ a strong repertoire of scientific techniques and knowledge in monitoring biomolecular interactions and assay development based on Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI) or Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), and other biophysical and biochemical techniques such as HPLC, chromatography, immunoassays, electrophoresis, protein quantitation, etc.

To learn DNA-based molecular typing techniques such as Sequence Specific Oligonucleotide (SSO), Sequence Based Typing (SBT) and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

To teach and develop the other scientists in the group, and lead a culture of innovation and Practical Process Improvement (PPI).

To use a strong understanding of statistics to rationally interpret experiment results.

To work closely with different departments in cross-functional projects such as process development, troubleshooting, and technology transfer.

To assist the management of lab operations and perform lab duties including 1) instrument maintenance, calibration, and qualification, 2) ordering and maintaining lab supplies, and 3) supporting Cell Biology functions in general.

To participate in project planning and execution, generating reports, and presenting findings in group and R&D meetings.

Perform all activities in compliance with GDP/GLP/GMP, regulatory and company safety policies.


Basic Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Genetics or a related discipline in biological sciences with at least 7 years of relevant experience in an academic or industrial laboratory post-graduation.

Master’s degree in related field with at least 5 years of experience in an academic or industrial laboratory post-graduation

Doctorate degree with at least 1 year of experience in an academic or industrial laboratory post-graduation


Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Ability to perform multi-tasks and manage priorities to meet company goals

  • Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability in working in a highly dynamic and demanding environment



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Kelly Services® is a U.S.-based Fortune 500 company. With our global network of branch locations, we are uniquely positioned to provide our customers with international staffing support and our employees with diverse assignments around the world.

Kelly Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. 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 and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


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