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Kelly Services Biologist II in Worcester, Massachusetts

Kelly Services is seeking a Biologist II for one of our biotechnology clients in Worcester, MA

  • 6 month contract that may extend up to 2 years

  • $30-38/hr

Biologist II, Cell Culture

The Commercial Manufacturing Support group within the BioProcess Development department leads the optimization, validation, implementation, continuous improvement and technical support for late stage and commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins for AbbVie. We have an exciting opportunity for a Biologist I/II position, Cell Culture based in Worcester, MA.

Key Responsibilities: • Executes experiments in process development and manufacturing support with supervision. • Performs basic data acquisition and analysis in a timely manner. Assists in experimental designs and data interpretation. • Documents work appropriately in lab notebooks and technical memos; contributes to writing technical reports • Maintains lab equipment and optimizes lab operations for efficient use of time and resource. • Troubleshoots equipment and experimental problems. • Assists in continuous improvement activities. • Assists in manufacturing support.

Key AbbVie Competencies: • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance. • Learns fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated. • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo. • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement. • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Basic Requirements: • BS or MS degree in a scientific or engineering discipline • Understands basic scientific/engineering principles applicable to assigned tasks. • Capability to consult literature/reports or other independent research to understand and develop scientific purposes of assignments. • Is familiar with routine statistical methods and has the ability to apply these methods to experimental data. • Has demonstrated ability to identify critical information from own work and has also contributed to experimental design. • Good communication and scientific skills, the desire and drive to grow and develop scientifically. • Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment. • Strong sense of urgency and self-motivated desire to achieve. • Must have a “results-oriented” work ethic and a positive, “can-do” attitude.

Preferred: • Previous biopharmaceutical industry experience within relevant scientific discipline. • Mammalian cell culture experience with media preparation, operation of shake flasks and bioreactors and relevant cell culture analytical techniques. • Prior experience with manufacturing support and knowledge of process development.

Why Kelly ® ?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

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.