Scientist II, South San Francisco, CA

Scientist II, South San Francisco, CA

Pay Rate: $30/hr

Contract - 1yr

Job Summary: 

As a Scientist in the Clinical Sequencing Division CSD the quilified Scientist will be working on Ion Torrent Next-Generation Sequencing NGS technology. NGS is increasingly becoming the technology of choice in the research and clinical settings for a wide variety of applications such as companion diagnostics for cancer treatment, prenatal screening and rare disease diagnostics. In this role, the Scientist will be part of a high performance, cross-disciplinary team developing new technologies for the next generation of our sequencing platforms working at the interface of chemistry, biology, material science and lab automation.


  • Lead daily operations including setup, operation and troubleshooting of Ion sequencers
  • Characterize and perform sequencing to test new candidate hydrogels
  • Help develop new analytical tools and assays, as needed Analyze data, derive conclusions, document findings, write SOPs and prepare reports for sharing within and between R&D groups
  • Maintain a detailed and organized lab notebook Interact within Chemistry R&D group as well as with other collaborating groups


  • BS or MS in Bioengineering, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology Minimum 2+ years of hands-on experience in an advanced research lab
  • Good knowledge of DNA amplification and sequencing technologies is desirable
  • Basic proficiency in Python or similar lab automation program
  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis. Knowledge in database query SQL, R, etc is desirable
  • Experience in fluorescence microscopy other imaging methods Moderate to intensive pipetting and long continuous periods in the lab doing experiments

Desired Skills: 

  • Fast learner and a self-starter
  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions.
  • Not always instruction-based
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a can do attitude Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo
  • Greets challenge and change as opportunity
  • Collaborates with others and strong orientation towards team work

For immediate considerations, apply today!

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®

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