Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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 *Biologist* at a prestigious Fortune 500® company working in *Cambridge, MA.*

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*Job Title: Biologist*

*Pay: $51.59 per hour *

*Must have oncology/molecular biology skills

*Roles and Responsibilities*:

This position will be responsible for developing and performing molecular and cell-based assays to enable oncology drug discovery programs. The candidate will collect and analyze data, and be responsible for effectively communicating assay results to project teams. The candidate should have strong assay development skills and working knowledge of cellular signaling with solid skills in cell culture techniques, including experience handling primary cells and ex vivo samples for assay execution.


• Collaborate with colleagues in the larger group to develop high-quality cell-based assays

• Adapt these assays for high-throughput formats

• Execute routine cell-based screening assays to ensure rapid and high-quality data delivery

• Analyze, interpret and effectively report data at team meetings

• Troubleshoot assays to ensure high quality control

• Interface closely with colleagues to ensure assays and screening efforts are aligned to the scientific project goals

• Interface with Informatics and automation colleagues proactively to drive the evolution of screening platforms and ensure adequate maintenance of the cell-based assay infrastructure

Key Experiences and qualities:

• Experience with tissue culture

• Demonstrated hands-on experience in developing various functional cell-based signaling assays (eg. Western blotting, Luminex, ELISA, MSD etc.) in recombinant and primary cells

• Expertise in databases, data analysis & analytics and specialized analysis tools is required

• Experience with automated liquid handlers, plate readers, software and robotics preferred

• High content image screening and flow cytometry platforms experience is a plus

• Self-motivated and a proven ability to work in a multifunctional team setting

• Detail-oriented, highly organized with the ability to run multiple interleafed projects

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability and desire to master new skills, methods and technologies that enhance departmental capabilities


• BS or MS degree in biochemistry, pharmacology, cell biology or related field

• 3-5 years relevant research experience in assay development & execution, preferably in cancer drug discovery

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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®?

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About Kelly®

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