Staff Scientist

Kelly Scientific Resources has a great opening for an Staff Scientist to work in cGMP Manufacturing in Rockville, MD.  

The incumbent in this position is expected to possess a clear understanding of the principles involved in various protein purification procedures and to have experience in developing purification schemes. This position involves development of scale-up procedures for eventual purification within the GMP environment, optimization of procedures for purity and yield and modification of existing procedures according to the federal regulations for making protein products suitable for human injection. 

  • Exhibits neatness, accuracy, consistency and promptness in work habits.  Produces high quality product in a timely manner meeting all contract requirements and customer satisfaction.
  • Adheres to federal regulations and company policies. Complies with cGMP regulations for making recombinant protein products for phase I/II clinical trials. Completes all required GMP and safety training.
  • Promotes work in a team setting and creates positive work climate. Interacts with other departments involved in GMP manufacturing for planning production, testing and product release in a timely manner resulting in successful completion of projects.
  • Anticipates problems especially those that may compromise the quality of the product. Analyzes situation and develops action plan for the successful completion of the project.
  • Oversees day-to-day operations of the Process Development and Manufacturing Purification labs. Maintains constant supply of materials, maintenance services etc. for the efficient function of the labs.
  • Demonstrates leadership. Communicates all matters of importance to the supervisor and to the members of the team for prompt action.
  • Applies technical knowledge to job. Helps to make improvements in company’s production capability.

Job Requirements

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry/biotechnology or other discipline with 5 years of experience; or MS degree in biochemistry/chemistry with 10 years of experience; or BS degree in biochemistry/chemistry with 15 years of experience in Downstream Process Development and /or Protein Purification.
  • Experience with cGMP Manufacturing under cGMP/cGLP compliance is a plus. 
  • Experience with standard analytical techniques including HPLC/SDS-PAGE, Bradford, BCA, and Endotoxin methods.   
  • Advanced computer and presentation skills using MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, both communications and written. Must be able to communicate effectively with all echelons of Management and staff.
  • Task & Team-oriented, analytical, organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated & ability to multi-task.

Why Kelly®?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations— providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000 scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

About Kelly Services®

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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