Laboratory Technician/Research Investigator

at Kelly Services in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

PLEASE NOTE: Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.

Kelly Science & Clinical is seeking a Laboratory Technician/Research Investigator to join their team in Wilmington, DE for one of the world’s largest chemical companies with a focus on specialty products. For immediate consideration, please email your resume directly to as well as apply online.

Research Investigator (Nutrition & Biosciences)

~12-Month Contract (full-time, W2)

Pay Rate: TBD

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and committed to using biotechnology techniques towards research having commercial and societal impact. This position is in a technical services lab in support of our Animal Nutrition business and will be part of multidisciplinary teams within a large community of microbiologists, biochemists, molecular biologists, computational biologists, and biochemical engineers. The successful candidate is expected to learn new techniques and have the flexibility to carry out multiple assignments. The ability to work in a very interactive team environment is required, as is a passion for science and technology.

The work will involve one or more aspects of the following:

+ General lab organization, project planning, and task coordination among team members.

+ Enrichment and isolation of microbes from environmental and animal tissue samples (e.g., water samples, poultry gastrointestinal tracts, organ tissue, litter samples, etc.).

+ Development and execution of microbial functional assays (inhibition assays, biofilm assays).

+ Genetic characterization of strains using molecular biology and bioinformatic tools (PCR, qPCR, RAPDs, BioNumerics).

+ Use of high-throughput techniques and robotics.

+ Interactions with business representatives.


+ B.S. in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related field.

+ 2+ years of laboratory research experience in these fields.

+ Demonstrated knowledge of basic microbiology, molecular biology, microbial genetics, and biochemistry techniques.

+ Sterile techniques and experience in the isolation and cultivation of microorganisms, preferably with experience in an anaerobic environment.

+ Experience with high throughput screening is desirable.

+ The successful candidate must be motivated, creative, have strong problem solving and critical thinking skills to meet technical objectives and milestones.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the desire to work as a bench-scientist within a multidisciplinary team are required.

Why Kelly:

As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

+ Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies.

+ Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career.

+ Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center, including accredited courses to obtain IT certifications, as well as PDU-approved courses.

+ Weekly pay.

+ Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire.*

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You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (

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Job Posting: JC198270975

Posted On: Nov 22, 2021

Updated On: Jan 01, 2022