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Kelly Services Associate Scientist I in North Chicago, Illinois

Kelly Services is seeking an Associate Scientist I for one of our biotechnology clients in North Chicago IL.

  • pay $21/hr

  • 6+ month contract

  • Onsite M-F 8-5PM


  • Develop in vitro assays, screening strategies, mechanistic studies, deliver high quality data from validated screens to drive lead series identification and lead optimization

  • Develop proficiency with multiple assay formats, optimizing assay efficiency and reliability while minimizing cost

  • Maintain cutting-edge awareness of technical developments and scientific knowledge and proactively applying these when appropriate

  • Effectively communicate results in presentations and written reports and actively participate in cross-functional teams


  • Master’s Degree or bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or related field with 2+ years of prior experience in a drug discovery laboratory setting working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Strong scientific foundation in the understanding and implementation of a wide range of biochemical and cell-based assays and readouts

  • Able to think critically and creatively across multiple disciplines. Demonstrated ability to solve research problems with experience in standard in vitro assays including assay development, optimization, and troubleshooting

  • Able to analyze and critically interpret and report data and research conclusions

  • Ability to multi-task and successfully interact with a diverse team of scientists to deliver results meeting the needs of various stakeholder groups

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with assay technologies, automation, and high throughput screening approaches highly desired.

  • Computational skills enabling automated data acquisition and analysis, and familiarity with related software applications, example Spotfire.

  • Familiarity in the use of automation and HTS instrumentation

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.