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Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Berkeley, California, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Kelly Science and Clinical is the world's most recognized brand in science and clinical staffing with more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of the next generation of small molecule drugs, biologics and cellular therapies.


We are seeking an individual with molecular biology skills to support Actym's drug discovery and development efforts. The ideal candidate will have multiple responsibilities, including the development of molecular assays to measure drug product activity, contributing to decisions on drug candidates and program progression, as well as being responsible for the integrity and quality of data produced. The successful candidate must have experience with basic molecular biology techniques, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment.

Preferred Experience

· 1-3 years of hands-on experience in an academic or industrial research laboratory setting

· Experience with PCR reaction parameter design and troubleshooting

· Knowledge of nucleic acid analysis, purification, and quantification methods

· Expertise with qPCR is a plus

· NGS library construction and QC experience is a plus

Preferred Education

· B.S. with focus in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Bioengineering, or related discipline

Additional Skills
  • Basic computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Ability to lift 10 pounds regularly
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload
  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to efficiently multi-task and contribute to multiple projects
  • Open, transparent, and collaborative

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