Sr. Research Associate- Seattle, WA

Sr. Research Associate

Typical Daily Work Hours: Mon-Fri Standard Working Hours

Contract Lengeth: 11 months

Weekend/OT - Not required but may happen


Kelly Scientific would like to present a great Contract opportunity as a  Sr. Research Associate at a Biotech company in Seattle, WA. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of immune cell assays for drug candidate evaluation, mechanistic studies, and biomarker development.

• Perform cell biology techniques including primary and tumor cell culture, lymphocyte activation and cytotoxicity assays, multi-parameter flow cytometry, ELISA, MSD, and Luminex.

• Perform assigned research experiments with efficiency, accuracy, and attention to detail, conduct analysis, and report results.

• Develop and follow protocols and help plan next steps.

• Contribute to design of experimental procedures and search literature for targeted information.

• Interact with manager and project team to review data and plan next steps.

• Record experimental details and maintain laboratory notebook.

• Prepare and present work at group meetings.



• Completed BS in a scientific discipline and minimum of 4+ years of work experience or MS and minimum of 2+ years of work experience in a relevant field of research (immunology, cancer biology, cell biology, or a related discipline).

• Experience in performing primary immune cell assays using key immune cell populations (T cells, NK cells, DC, macrophage) and understanding immunologic pathways.

• Relevant skills include proficiency in immunological techniques (flow cytometry, intracellular staining, cytotoxicity assays, ELISA, Incucyte, MSD etc.), cell biology (transient and stable engineering of cell lines, also using viral transduction, microscopy), and molecular biology (RNA/DNA isolation and expression analysis) techniques.

• Ability to multitask, independently organize time, and plan specifics of work.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated in a team environment

• Creative, innovative, and inquisitive personality.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Prior experience with NK cell biology, particularly ADCC assays.

• Proficiency in 10-12 color flow cytometry.


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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