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Senior Production Associate (Biotech)

Company: Kelly
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Kelly Science & Clinical has been connecting scientists with meaningful work at industry leading companies for over 25 years! Today we are excited to be hiring a Senior Production Associate for an emerging agro-biotech in San Diego, CA. The Senior Production Associate (high throughput genotyping) will bring a strong background in operating and troubleshooting automated liquid handling systems, experience with molecular genotyping workflows, and capabilities to supervise junior team members. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to grow and influence in a dynamic R&D environment focused on cutting edge gene editing technology. Apply today to start the conversation about what's next in your career! Responsibilities

  • Operate and trouble shoot all aspects of Hamilton Star automated liquid handlers running DNA extraction, NGS Library preparation and PCR based molecular genotyping workflows.
  • Supervise 1-2 junior operators.
  • Help coordinate pipeline materials and tasks across shifts and functional teams.
  • Perform quality assurance and quality control checks.
  • Identify process gaps and help implement new ideas to improve process efficiency.
  • Participate in Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) revision
  • In charge of equipment maintenance and calibration schedule Requirements
    • B.S. degree in a Biological Science or Engineering with 2-5 years of experience or M.S. with 0-2 years of experience.
    • Strong experience operating automated liquid handlers such as Hamilton Star. Demonstrated ability to independently overcome routine automation challenges to ensure pipeline up time.
    • Experience building scripts for automated liquid handlers is desirable.
    • Solid understanding of PCR based molecular diagnostic protocols such as qPCR and NGS amplicon resequencing.
    • Strong experience performing DNA extraction, NGS Library preparation and/or PCR based molecular diagnostic or genotyping protocols.
    • Prior experience working with Quality Management Systems and/or LIMS is desirable.
    • Process-oriented mind-set with demonstrated ability to improve workflow efficiency.
    • Demonstrated ability to positively influence others and capabilities to supervise junior team members.
    • Proactive communicator with demonstrated success using oral and written strategies to communicate project status and direction.
    • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including afternoon to evening and weekend shifts.
    • Prior experience working in an agricultural biotech and/or plant biology environment is desired, but not essential. Schedule and interview with Athena Text Athena at with any questions. Please be sure to include which job you are interested in. You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process. 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/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. ]]

Keywords: Kelly, Encinitas , Senior Production Associate (Biotech), Other , Encinitas, California

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