Reagent Manufacturing Scientist - Molecular Biology

Reagent Manufacturing Scientist, San Diego, CA

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the reagent manufacturing team.

Job Summary:  The qualified candidate is expected to apply hand-on training to perform production and troubleshoot technical challenges in both production and testing of innovative reagents and DNA synthesis and assembly assays. Additional responsibilities include, draft procedures, prepare protocols for experiments of simple to moderate complexity without supervision, preparing technical reports, and summaries of assigned projects. Must be comfortable performing bench science, and in self-direction of work plans and experimental procedures.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work within an RUO and cGMP production-based DNA synthesis and assembly pipeline.
  • Complete all Production tasks as scheduled and applies best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of orders.
  • Strictly adhere to established policies and procedures for reagent manufacturing and quality control; and report any problems with documentation.
  • Customer-driven focus and willingness to manage numerous orders at once.
  • Interfaces with scientific team members in manufacturing and product development to understand new methods pertaining to synthetic genomics technologies.
  • Willingness to constantly innovate and reduce costs without compromising quality.
  • Supports quality investigations, root cause analysis, corrective actions, preventive actions, and quality system continuous improvement initiatives.
  • All other reasonable tasks as may be requested by the Team Leader and/or the Production Supervisor.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in Molecular Biology, Biology, or related field.
  • 1-4 years of industry experience relevant work experience in Biotech industry preferred.
  • Proficiency in molecular biology techniques including cloning, PCR, gene synthesis design and assembly, mutagenesis and sequence analysis is highly desirable.
  • Experience with:  Mini prep, Buffer prep, DNA cloning, DNA restriction digest, DNA translation, and DNA isolation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical results, formulate options and interface with R&D, manufacturing, and technical support is required.
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced team environment with demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently.
  • Working computer literacy using an ERP system, emails, spreadsheets, and word processing software. 
  • Excellent math skills, strong organizational skills, and very detail oriented. 
  • Familiar with cGMP, ISO9000/13485, product specifications incoming inspection procedures. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Performs excellent internal and external customer service. 

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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