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Postdoctoral Fellow Scientist Vaccine Discovery

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Kelly Services, Inc.

Cambridge, MA

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Postdoctoral Fellow Scientist - Vaccine Discovery




Kelly Services is currently seeking a

Post Doctoral Fellow

– Vaccine Discovery

(Scientist) in Cambridge, MA to work a long term contract assignment (one year)

for one of our top clients. Kelly Services 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.

Schedule: Full time, 40 hours/week.

Location: Cambridge, MA (no remote work)

Salary is based on experience, however range is $36-$44/hour.

Primary Responsibilities of the Post-Doctoral Fellow – Vaccine Discovery includes:

Responsible for the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of well-defined studies contributing to vaccine discovery and development projects

Identify and establish new methods for testing immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of candidate vaccines, including new methods for detailed characterization of immune responses

Conduct research and develop methods to understand relationships among flaviviruses in pathogenesis and cross-reactive immunity after infection or vaccination.

Contribute to multidisciplinary vaccine development teams, coordinate activities with other team members, and manage activities of research associates.

Summarize results and conclusions in study reports and present data at internal meetings and scientific conferences

Participate in design, planning and execution of studies to test immunogenicity, efficacy and safety of viral vaccines

Develop and implement novel methods for detailed analysis of humoral and cellular immune responses to candidate vaccines.

Analyze and interpret study results and make recommendations to project teams

May require indirect supervision and guidance research associates in the execution of vaccine discovery projects

Participate on multifunctional project teams including liason with internal partners, timeline management and project status reporting.

Liaison with external collaborators/consultants to advance projects effectively.

Maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.

Maintain current knowledge related to the field of vaccine research and development relevant to the assigned project.

Prepare technical reports, summaries, and power point presentations for distribution and/or presentation to project teams and management, and for inclusion in project reports.

Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.

Possess oral and written scientific communication skills and present at internal and external scientific meetings.

Comply with all safety practices and standard operating procedures

Exhibit and promote Core Competencies.

Other duties as assigned

Comply with institutional certifications and requirements in a BSL-2 environment

Travel is expected to be infrequent (5%), however must have willingness to travel to internal and external training, project and collaborator meetings, including overnight.

Education and Experience Requirements of


Post-Doctoral Fellow

– Vaccine Discovery


PhD in Microbiology, Virology, Immunology or related discipline with 0-2 years of post-doctoral experience.

Knowledge in virology and immunology principles and methods as they relate to vaccine development.

Experience in virology and/or immunology assay methods, and ability to investigate and apply these methods for project advancement.

Experience in infectious disease models is desirable.

Experience with flaviviruses is highly desirable.

Possess advanced Microsoft Office, data entry, data presentation and analysis and computer skills.

Training in JMP or comparable software is a plus.

K elly 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

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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 resumes. Thank you for your interest in the assignment.

Why Kelly

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 11,000 scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

AboutKelly Services

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at

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Company Profile
William Russell Kelly founded the company in Detroit on October 7, 1946, operating as the Russell Kelly Office Service. He is widely credited with pioneering the modern temporary help industry. The company was renamed Kelly Girl Service in 1957, and it became Kelly Services® in 1966 to reflect the growing services of the company. Established in the International Marketplace In 1968, Kelly Services opened its first international office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company’s first European office opened in 1972 in Paris, France. Today, we offer a full suite of outsourcing, consulting, and staffing solutions—delivered globally from over a 70-year heritage of dynamic talent innovations. Total Sales Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Fortune U.S. Rank Kelly Services is currently ranked 490 in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies.

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