Portland, Tennessee

Kelly Science and Clinical is the world’s most recognized brand in science and clinical staffing with more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of the next generation of small molecule drugs, biologics and cellular therapies.


The Bioanalytical Group Leader manages the Bioanalytical Laboratory, comprised of DNA and microbiological testing groups, to ensure providing high quality testing services for clients – i.e. continuous sample flow while maintaining QA/QC conditions of the department; ensures that testing and method development is conducted accordingly while managing procedural efficiency and effectiveness to achieve the Company’s mission and objectives.


  • Plans and supervises the daily operation of work for DNA and microbiological testing groups; ensures schedules are maintained and deadlines are met.
  • Review all data obtained from testing for quality, accuracy, consistency, and completeness of analytical results.
  • Leads the research, development and implementation of the latest Bioanalytical technologies and methods in line with Company Directives.
  • Supports the Quality Management System and regulatory compliance of the Bioanalytical Group, in cooperation with the QA Manager. Responds to QA findings or corrective actions for activities in the Bioanalytical department.
  • Implements data validation, internal quality control, and process review steps as necessary to ensure data quality and maintenance of laboratory accreditations.
  • Coordinates the management of department resources for the Bioanalytical group, in cooperation with the Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Director. This includes but is not limited to allocation of staffing and equipment and maintenance of general lab supplies.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement and marketing of laboratory operations through market research and participation in internal and external trainings, networking events, conferences, trade shows, and other opportunities.
  • Implements and enforces safety regulations and codes. Works in a safe manner, using appropriate safeguards and personal protective equipment, to prevent injury to self or co-workers. Reports all accidents or unsafe working conditions to the safety committee or management.
  • Assumes technical responsibilities, including analytical duties, in an overload situation or in order to ensure sample deadline dates are met .
  • Manages Bioanalytical team, comprised of DNA and Microbiology testing groups. Carries out supervisory responsibilities - technical and people development, and performance management of the direct reports in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Provide direction to improve efficiency, accuracy, morale and analytical abilities. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising employee performance and assisting in career development; addressing complaints and reporting them to Laboratory Manager; resolving problems.



  • BS in Life Sciences; minimum 4 years combined experience with microbiology, PCR, and bioinformatics; laboratory supervisory experience and/or demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from direct reports, supervisors, and clients.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, and quadratic equations.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Familiar with the laboratory business environment.
  • Successful experience of collaborating with different business departments.
  • Demonstrated successful experience of leading, motivating, and supervising teams of relevant significance.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful change management of relevant complexity.
  • Experience working in international businesses and a good cultural awareness
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly competent user of MS Office.


  • MS degree in Life Sciences with management experience.
  • Connected well with relevant external organizations and good knowledge of the industry best practices.
  • Experience with Food and Plant microbiological and molecular analyses.
  • Experience with Genetically Engineered crops and related industry.
  • Experience with Programming languages relevant to bioinformatics (e.g. Python).
  • Experience with GLP quality management system.


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.


Portland, Tennessee

Why Kelly - Since 2011 we have placed over 16,000 Veterans

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Kelly applies targeted recruiting initiatives to the Veterans population (in all stages of transition) by aligning customer defined requirements with military skills and experience.  The transition from military to civilian life can be stressful and complex for veterans, and our staff is trained to assist in this transition.  Unlike our competition, Kelly places these resources without geographic or industry constraints, offering our customers and our employees greater flexibility.  Kelly has a wide variety of local opportunities, for Veterans and their spouses, within our workforce solutions as well as national recruiting programs on behalf of our customers.  Kelly’s leading placement opportunities for Veterans are within Information Technology, Engineering, Science, Light Industrial and Call Center.

Our specially trained Veteran recruiters are armed with a number of tools to help Veterans obtain roles that match their potential including skill translation tools, leading Veteran- centric job boards and Veteran/spouse social media networks, among others.

Through Kelly’s vast branch network, we are closely located to the majority of major military installations across the United States.  Kelly recruiters participate in onsite and virtual military career fairs as well as advertise through local and national Veteran job boards.  In recent years, over 150 Kelly branches have worked directly with their local military installations to recruit spouses and transitioning personnel.  These teams not only engages with transitioning talent from local bases, but also have a strong focus on Veterans in areas where the military has identified high Veteran unemployment. This approach ensures that military talent is engaged and shared across the centralized military recruiting team and documented in a centralized database, so that other Kelly locations can benefit from hiring or relocating this valuable pool of talent.

Our focus on military recruiting is a win on multiple levels. Kelly gains top talent with the skills needed to excel; our clients receive the benefit of that talent to help them compete in an ever challenging business landscape; and Veterans receive gainful employment in line with their skills and abilities to ease the transition to the next phase of their lives.

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Kelly founded the temporary staffing industry in 1946, and has maintained a leadership position through the years based on a valuable premise: we invest in people. Today that focus benefits our customers wherever they operate around the globe - in a growing number of specialized fields. And we’ll continue to meet the evolving challenges of workforce flexibility with staffing solutions tailored to your precise business needs, both locally and worldwide.

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