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Kelly Services Postdoctoral Fellow-Protein chemistry/purification in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA to work a contract assignment 2 years duration for one of our top clients. Kelly is a full service workforce solutions provider to 98% of the Fortune 100™ companies. We provide employment to more than 700,000 people annually and we deal with some of the largest and best companies both nationally and locally.

Primary Responsibilities includes:

The Biologics Purification Development team is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with a strong background in chemical engineering, biochemistry, or a related field to utilize prevailing industry and/or academically vetted techniques to explore the correlation between physicochemical properties of molecules and their associated impurities, to exhibited behavior on an array of bioseparation chromatography technologies. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a strong understanding of biochemistry, statistics, and a history working with design of experiments DOE . Experience with protein-protein and protein-surface interactions is considered a strong plus. Familiarity with QSAR and/or mechanistic modeling would also be beneficial in this role. Optimal candidates will seek to use their background as part of a team working to build comprehensive predictive tools to rapidly asses which chromatography techniques are best suited for a novel protein given its physicochemical properties.The candidate will be expected to provide conceptual input to the design, development and execution of research assignments for a specific project or projects related to the described objectives.

This position will be responsible for significant or sole technical leadership within the project or complex study, with an ability to identify process or study issues/challenges and propose potential resolutions. The position will require the individual to have excellent communication skills to facilitate working closely with colleagues and teams. The candidate will present data at meetings as well as actively participate in the composition of various technical documents.

Basic Qualifications

• The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biochemistry, or related field, with up to three years previous relevant post-doctoral experience.

• Proven ability to produce project strategy, high quality results and interpret data

• Extensive knowledge of bioseparation techniques with an emphasis on chromatography

• Should be capable of working independently and possess ability to drive towards results

• Should have experience with statistical design, design of experiment (DOE)

• Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with common analytical techniques used to characterize biomolecular properties

• Knowledge/Experience with protein-surface interaction

• Knowledge/Experience with mechanistic modelling

• Experience with high throughput chromatography screening applications

• Experience with AKTA equipment/UNICORN software


For immediate consideration, please send your resume in a WORD document to

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