Research Associate

We are currently hiring a Research Associate for hands-on experimental science position focusing on development of assays using Hyb Seq chemistry, a novel single-molecule hybridization-based next generation sequencing NGS technology.  This is a full time, temporary, weekend position (Thursday – Monday) in Seattle, WA.


  • This individual will assist in research and development of assays and reagents and will work closely with product and process development experts for sample-to-answer workflow optimization, reagent preparation, QC, and scale-up.
  • This person will work closely with technical leads and fellow bench scientists to prepare and test reagents using an automated fluidic sample processor and multi-color digital imager.
  • Design, carry out and interpret experiments with limited supervision
  • Commitment to work over weekends with a Thursday-to-Monday schedule
  • Perform 80-90 bench work on specified projects
  • Organize and communicate results to supervisor and colleagues verbally and in writing
  • Work cooperatively in a product-oriented team environment
  • Deliver results under tight timelines
  • Use molecular biology protocols to assist in developing new assay reagents
  • Operate automated prototype genomic instruments to collect raw imaging data
  • Transfer/organize raw imaging data for processing
  • Organize and manipulate data in Excel Assist in managing sample and reagent inventory for studies 


  • B.S. in biochemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering or a related discipline
  • At least 1-4 years of hands-on molecular biology experience
  • Experience with RNA and DNA sample prep, genomics and a variety of nucleic acid methods

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 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 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®

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. 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.

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