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Kelly Services Molecular Biology Technician in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Molecular Biology Technician in Gaithersburg, MD to work a contract assignment of 12 months 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 of the Molecular Biology Technician includes:

Schedule: We have created a facility for high throughput screening for COVID-19 of our Key Workers. Staff within this laboratory will work a shift pattern to enable a 16-hour day operation across 5 days a week. Typical hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 8am-4pm, but all applicants should have the ability to work between the hours of 6am and 10pm in case shift work is required in the future.


• Local scientist responsible for sample receipt, re consolidation and issue resolution.

• Clinical operation background required.

• Molecular techniques

This is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases.

  • The Molecular Biology Technician role will involve fully automated RNA extraction and RT-PCR workflows. You will need to be comfortable performing this while using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Individuals will work in teams of 2-3 to operate Beckman robotics systems to perform automated magnetic bead RNA extraction procedures and track samples through the LIMS system, followed by performing the RT-PCR reaction setup including manual pipetting as well as automated plate preparation using benchtop automation equipment. Following plate preparation, laboratory technicians/scientists will be responsible for running the plates on the qPCR instrument, QC’ing the data when it is available, and alerting laboratory management of any data issues.

  • This role is critical to the end-to-end workflow and you will be assigned to a specific assessment method and trained on it extensively. We will equip you with the required PPE for the level of exposure and you will have to strictly adhere to the specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • Will report to a laboratory shift leader.

Key Requirements:

• Work in BSL2 laboratory with previous experience of automation and molecular biology techniques required.

• Experience working in a Biological Safety Cabinet required.

• Experience working in a CLIA environment preferred.

• Clinical diagnostics background preferred.

• Work with human biological specimens. HepB Vaccination advised.

• Work with samples which may contain SARS-CoV-2.

• Attention to detail to ensure chain of custody of all samples

• Working and communicating across a fast-paced cross organizational team.

• Ability to rigorously follow SOPs.

• Alternative pattern shift work

• Ability to follow laboratory specified documentation practices

• Ability to handle human specimens with appropriate precautions

• Ability to follow CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) procedures

Education and Experience Requirement of the Molecular Biology Technician includes :

Scientific Bachelor's degree preferred.

Additional Information:

  • Contract assignment, duration 12 months.

  • Work schedule: full-time, first shift; Tuesday to Saturday 8am-4pm,

Kelly Temporary Employee Perks:

  • Group medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance options that are available for purchase—and the coverage is portable*

  • Service bonus plan and Holiday pay plan, if qualified

  • Weekly electronic pay options

  • Free online training campus available

  • Exclusive online employee community

  • Corporate discounts

Apply Now!

This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position you must submit your resume to the Scientific Recruiter listed below:

Please email your resume directly to Sandy at: [reference BH Job #3270547]

Thank you for your interest in the assignment.

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/non-traditional 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 and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.