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Kelly Services Senior Associate Scientist, Strain Engineering in Seattle, Washington

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 a Senior Associate Scientist to join the strain design team, for one of our clients, a protein design and synthetic biology company that leverages their core expertise in structured-based computational protein design, machine learning and high-throughput testing, to design novel proteins and bio-catalytic processes for the sustainable production of performance ingredients and materials.


  • Work with a variety of microorganisms (bacteria and yeast)

  • Test protein or molecule production of engineered organisms in a high throughput manner

  • Analyze and interpret data.


  • BS or MS in biological sciences or relevant field

  • Five years of related research, preferably in an industry setting

  • Experience with a variety of bacteria and fungi

  • Experience with assembling DNA fragments to construct plasmids

  • Experience with proteins is a plus

  • The successful candidate must be able to work in fast paced environment, organize their work schedule for multiple projects, and work independently as well as in a team setting.


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. (