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Company: Kelly Services
Location: St. Louis, MO
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


Job Title: Biologist - Plant Molecular Biologist
Location: Saint Louis, MO (Hybrid)
*** Will consider remote for out of town candidates who fulfill all requirements. Must be willing to travel to St. Louis periodically for team meetings.
Job Type: contract assignment, long-term
Schedule: First Shift, Full-time hours

This individual will not be working in a laboratory, but must have previous lab experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in early stages of plant biotechnology, for example transgenics and gene editing.

About the position:
This company is at the forefront of revolutionizing plant biotechnology to address global agricultural challenges. As a pioneer in the field, we are committed to leveraging cutting-edge research and technology to develop innovative solutions that enhance crop productivity, resilience, and sustainability.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Plant Molecular Biologist to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in advancing our plant biotech product development portfolio and pipeline through their expertise in plant molecular biology.

- Design vector constructs for gene editing and transgene expression in plants.
- Execute data pipelines for plant transgenesis, genome editing, and DNA/RNA/protein analytics using state-of-the-art molecular biology and genomics technologies.
- Perform data analyses, harmonization, visualization, and methodology benchmarking in collaboration with internal and external partners.
- Optimize expression of recombinant proteins in bacterial cells or other expression systems.
- Develop and validate protein diagnostic methods such as SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, enzyme assays, and quantitative mass spectrometry.

- BS/MS or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, or related field.
- Strong research experience in molecular biology required, background in plant biology preferred.
- Expertise in vector construct design, gene editing, and transgene expression preferred.
- Proficiency in data analysis tools and methodologies, with experience in NextGen sequencing and spatial genomics.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams and collaborate with internal and external partners.
- Excellent communication skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving.


As part of our promise to talent, Kelly supports those who work with us through a variety of benefits, perks, and work-related resources. Kelly offers eligible employees voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, term life, whole life, accident insurance, critical illness, a legal plan, and short-term disability. As a Kelly employee, you will have access to a retirement savings plan, service bonus and holiday pay plans (earn up to eight paid holidays per benefit year), and a transit spending account. In addition, employees are entitled to earn paid sick leave under the applicable state or local plan. Click here for more information on benefits and perks that may be available to you as a member of the Kelly Talent Community.

Why Kelly® Science & Clinical?

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the world's most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goals—it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

About Kelly

Work changes everything. And at Kelly, we're obsessed with where it can take you. To us, it's about more than simply accepting your next job opportunity. It's the fuel that powers every next step of your life. It's the ripple effect that changes and improves everything for your family, your community, and the world. Which is why, here at Kelly, we are dedicated to providing you with limitless opportunities to enrich your life—just ask the 300,000 people we employ each year.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly's Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California's state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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