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Kelly Services Upstream Process Development Scientist I _ Saint Louis, MO in Saint Louis, Missouri

Upstream Process Development Scientist I – Saint Louis, MO

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Upstream Process Development Scientist I for one of our top clients in Saint Louis, MA.

When you are part of the team at our client’s Pharma Services Division, you’ll provide moderately complex analyses in a biology environment within defined procedures and practices. Participates in development of scalable processes with improved product yield and reduced costs in a biologics’ environment. Supports internal development and/or manufacturing operations. May research and implement new methods and technologies to enhance operations. Makes detailed observations and reviews, documents, and communicates test results; recommends solutions. Maintains lab equipment. Typically assigned to a specific discipline, such as analytical, cell culture, process validation, or purification.


  • Conducts routine tasks and sample analyses to support process development

  • Records results in notebook accurately, clearly, and regularly.

  • Assists with preparing protocols, reports, and test methods.

  • Maintains and ensures safe laboratory environment and work practices.

  • Helps to maintain laboratory and order common supplies.

  • Executes, records, and evaluates experimental data appropriately, including the writing and revising of process development reports and technology transfer protocols as needed.

  • Cell Culture: Learns and assists with the design and development of mammalian cell culture processes to support the production and manufacturing of recombinant proteins (including mAbs).

  • Assists with performing media optimization, bioreactor process development, and cell culture clarification.



  • BS - in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Good foundation in general scientific practice, principles, and concepts of discipline.

  • Basic knowledge of GMP/GLP regulations in cGMP/cGLP manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Good lab, problem-solving, critical thinking and effective communication skills.

  • Ability to execute tasks and studies based on the deliverables.

  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to standards procedures.

Within our client’s organization, each one of the 70,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join the team and contribute to their singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Call 423-337-1505 for questions about the position but please apply online to be considered for the position.

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

  • Weekly pay and service bonus plans

  • Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

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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/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. 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 and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.