Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist - Celina, TN

Job Description

Kelly Scientific Resources is seeking top talent for our client in Celina, TN! This is a small animal vivarium and laboratory focused on mammalian cell culture, antibody expression and purification, and hybridoma development. Our client is looking for a proven leader to manage the day-to-day scientific operations for our cell culture and antibody laboratory facilities in Celina, TN. This position requires a reliable individual devoted to mentoring an enthusiastic team and cultivating a motivating environment geared towards meeting the needs of our clients.




Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Act as a scientific leader with the ability to drive innovation, lead projects and teams, solve complex technical problems, and work independently and in cross-functional teams
  • Manage the day to day scientific operations for a team of 4-6 research associates
  • Train personnel in proper cell culture and other applicable techniques
  • Generate, analyze, document and communicate high quality data in team meetings and to clients
  • Foster teamwork and provide timely and accurate feedback to lab personnel
  • Track project progress ensuring project milestones are delivered according to timeline requirements
  • Interface with the Protein Sciences Nashville team for collaborative projects/ proposals


Travel: No overnight travel required


Required Education and Experience:

  • A Ph.D. in Immunobiology, Biochemistry, or a closely related field and a minimum of 3 years professional experience (or a Master’s degree and 10+ years of professional experience) in mammalian cell culture techniques including generation and characterization of clonal recombinant cell lines
  • Experience in leadership position(s) including responsibility for management of multiple (3+) direct reports
  • Ability to work efficiently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment, and to mentor and train others
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
  • Critical thinking, highly self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and resources
  • Effective communication, both verbal and written


Preferred skills:


Strong preference will be given to candidate with extensive hands-on experience in one or more of the following:

  • Various FPLC/AKTA chromatography techniques
  • Hybridoma technology
  • SPR techniques (Hands-on experience with Biacore SPR)
  • Troubleshooting isolation of monoclonal antibodies specific for ‘difficult’ proteins. Strategies for breaking tolerance to mouse self-proteins
  • In vivo mouse experience strongly preferred

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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