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Kelly Services Biologist I in Worcester, Massachusetts

Kelly is hiring a Biologist I for one of our biotechnology clients in Worcester, MA.

  • Length of Contract: 3-6 month, maybe extended depending on performance and project need.

  • Pay: negotiable

  • Need to be flexible with schedule, may work nights and days and weekends


The Commercial Manufacturing Support group within the Operations Science & Technology organization leads the optimization, validation, implementation, continuous improvement and global technical support for late stage and commercial manufacturing of therapeutic proteins for AbbVie.

Key Responsibilities: • Assists in manufacturing support. Should be able to cover evening shift depending on manufacturing schedule. • 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 • Assists in continuous improvement activities. •

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 degrees in a scientific or engineering discipline. • Good communication and scientific skills, the desire and drive to grow and develop scientifically. • Understands basic scientific/engineering principles applicable to assigned tasks. • Is familiar with routine statistical methods and has the ability to apply these methods to scientific data. • 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.

One specific requirement is that the person need to be flexible to work in the evening to cover manufacturing support. But, there are also day time work depending the manufacturing schedule.

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