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Kelly Services Research Associate I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kelly is hiring a Research Associate I for one of our biotechnology clients in Cambridge MA.

  • pay $38/hr

  • local candidates only

  • Contract duration: 12 months

  • Process Development for Cell and Gene Therapy

• Write and maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.

• Independently design specific laboratory experiments.

• Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses of experimental procedures, data, and conclusions.

• Effectively communicate results of experiments and analyses to supervisor and/or project teams. Perform routine scientific experiments independently and be responsible for research and development in collaboration with others on projects.

• Perform new procedures with only general instructions.

• Make detailed observations, organize and analyze data, and interpret results in a clear and logical format (e.g., graphs, charts, summaries).

• Identify problems with experiments and troubleshoot solutions with guidance from supervisor. Good understanding of basic experimental objectives and concepts of experimental design.

• Maintain familiarity with current applicable scientific literature and contribute to the process of a project within her/his scientific discipline, as well as investigate, create, and develop new methods and techniques for project advancement.

• Personal motivation to expand applicable scientific knowledge through reading and by attending seminars and research meetings.

• Possess working knowledge of mammalian cell culture and sterile transfer technique • Possess familiarity with cell enumeration and fluorescent staining

• Possess ability to set up and operate bench-top cell culture bioreactors

• May be required to occasionally work during evening or weekend hours

• Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.

• Possess good oral and written communication skills.

• Possess advanced word processing, data entry, data presentation and analysis computer skills.

• Comply with company safety practices and standard operating procedures.

• Exhibit and promote company Core Competencies.


  • BS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences and 1-3 years laboratory experience, or MS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences and 0-2 years laboratory experience.

  • Possess a combination of education and experience in a physical and/or life science to work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, train new technicians, and help solve problems with instrument operation.

• Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).

• Typical laboratory bending, stooping, lifting requirements apply.

• Lifting and moving supplies and equipment (up to 25 pounds).

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