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Kelly Services Scientist in Tacoma, Washington

Kelly Science, a global staffing and solutions provider of specialty talent, is currently recruiting for a Scientist Opportunity! This dynamic direct-hire role is with a pharmaceutical company in the Tacoma, WA area. This scientist role with be servicing the natural products division of the company.

Salary : $70k - $80k based on experience

Shift: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Duration: Direct-hire; permanent position

Department : Natural products

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality control tests on raw materials, in process products, and finished products

  • Participate in investigations, analytical studies, method development and validation

  • Work with Quality Assurance Manager to resolve specification issues and troubleshooting

  • Carry out peer reviews of written publications and presentations to validate theories and inform research

  • Report and review quality control data to ensure compliance with standards

  • Prepare and present quality control data and results

  • Write, maintain, and disseminate quality manuals and other documentation

  • Verify logs, databases, and other data to track down quality control concerns and improvements

  • Maintain, repair, and calibrate lab equipment when necessary

  • Keep laboratory well stocked; order additional materials when needed

  • Understand and follow GMP and HACCP standards

  • Attend trainings conducted by senior staff

  • Attend and participate in group meetings


  • Master's degree in Chemistry or related field; Bachelors in related field with experience will be considered

  • 0-2 years of industry laboratory experience

  • Ability to prepare protocols, reports, SOPs, and maintain quality control documentation

  • Ability to supply and monitor laboratory inventory and equipment

  • Knowledge with lab skills including UV/Vis, wet chemistry, HPLC, GC, GC/MS, and HPLC

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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. (