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


Kelly Scientific has partnered with an exciting biotech accelerating crop innovations and are seeking an associate level Project Manager with experience in plant stress physiology. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to advanced agricultural programs aimed at improving global food security. If you have the expertise and drive to make a significant impact, we encourage you to apply.

  • Title: Project Manager - Plant Stress Physiology 
  • Location: St. Louis, MO (onsite)
  • Length: 1 year contract + potential extensions
  • Rate: Commensurate with experience (negotiable)

The successful candidate will assist the Technical Program Lead in the technical review and assessment of progress in various discovery programs. This role involves identifying promising program elements that can be accelerated through our product development pipeline.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Technical Analysis and Assessment:
    • Conduct detailed technical analyses of different programs and subsequent reports.
    • Assess the feasibility of technical product concepts originating from these programs.
    • Identify promising targets for acceleration and recommend remediation plans or discontinuation for underperforming elements.
  • Collaboration and Reporting:
    • Collaborate to prepare business cases for yield stress projects, such as the photorespiratory bypass in cassava.
    • Prepare comprehensive reports and presentations summarizing technical data to facilitate go/no-go decisions.
    • Scout and evaluate potential stacking strategies within RIPE, ENSA, and CASS programs to enhance yield by 10%.
    • Prepare the Discovery Program roadmap for the upcoming year.
  • Data Management and Communication:
    • Perform technical revisions and upload data associated with go/no-go points and quarterly reports.
    • Collaborate on creating dashboards and project tracking tools to streamline program management.
    • Prepare and present detailed reports and presentations for product development meetings, leadership and board meetings, and other relevant forums as required.
  • Ad Hoc Duties:
    • Assist with preparing presentations for monthly product development meetings and ad hoc leadership, board, and program-specific meetings.

  • Familiarity with agricultural science, especially related to crop yield improvement programs such as RIPE, ENSA, and CASS.
  • Strong technical background with experience in project management within a scientific or technical program context.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate complex technical information to various stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in creating detailed reports, business cases, and presentations.
  • Experience with data management and the ability to create and maintain tracking tools and dashboards.


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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