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 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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