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Kelly Services Scientist I in St. Louis, Missouri

Kelly is hiring a Scientist I for one of our clients in St. Louis MO.

  • pay: $25/hr

  • Role: Temp.

  • Duration: 6 months. Possibility to extend up to 1 year but no more.

  • Position hours and days? M-F, 8:00 – 5:00, occasionally they make be asked to support weekend work.

  • Interview process: One phone interview.

  • Required experience to be considered: Experience with documentation of laboratory work is a must. Experience with manual pipetting is a must. Experience with DNA by qPCR and plate based ELISA methods is highly preferred.

Scientist I - Analytical and Formulation Sciences

Position Summary:

Provides routine analytical method analyses in a biochemistry environment within defined procedures and practices. Performs analytical

methods for simple to moderately complex testing on samples, stability, and production intermediates to support process development and/or

manufacturing operations. May research and implement new methods and technologies to enhance operations. Makes detailed observations

and reviews, documents, and communicates test results.

Essential Functions:

  • Quantifying DNA by qPCR using automated extraction methods.

  • ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), colorimetric and/or kinetic enzyme activity assays, protein content assays (i.e. Bradford, BCA, Lowry, etc.), biotinylation or protein conjugation techniques. Use manual or electronic pipets (single and multi-channel).

  • Conducts routine tasks and sample analyses to support process development.

  • Clearly and accurately communicates the results of work by creating documentation of the testing/analysis and obtained results. Records results in notebook accurately, clearly, and regularly.

  • Recognizes and reports unexpected results and non-routine analytical and product problems; recommends solutions.

  • Assists with preparing reports and test methods.

  • Helps to maintain laboratory and order common supplies.

  • Performs all duties in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and Safety guidelines.Maintains the necessary compliance status required by company and facility standards.

  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment and balance multiple priorities moving from one project to another as priorities change.


Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field.


0-2 years of experience related to pharmaceutical manufacturing, process, development or academic laboratory.

Other Job Requirements:

  • Adhere to OHS policies and procedures and ensure a safe and healthy workplace environment

  • Good foundation in general scientific practice, principles, and concepts of discipline.

  • Basic knowledge of GMP/GLP regulations in cGMP/cGLP manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Good lab skills.

  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills.Effective communication skills.

  • Good MS Excel and Word skills.

  • Excellent organization skills.

  • Ability to execute tasks and studies based on the deliverables.

  • Ability to analyze and summarize routine scientific data.

  • Ability to properly document work and write reports.

  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to standards procedures.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time. Stand up to 50% daily. Walk within lab and between buildings daily. Repetitive hand motions.

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)