Kelly Kehoe, Employment Representative
Job Description: Filling research technician positions,
which includes recruiting and interviewing candidates as well
as talking to principal investigators about their needs.
Started at TSRI: February 2001.
Background: B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech. Experience
working at Johns Hopkins University as a research technician
herself. Ive been there. Im comfortable
with the candidates and love talking about science.
What Attracted Her to Human Resources: "I want a
career that builds on my knowledge of biology, but offers
many opportunities for interacting with people. Now Im
working in the field [of human resources], I couldnt
What She Looks for in Research Technician Candidates:
"A solid education in the biological or chemical sciences,
experience in the labespecially with molecular biology
techniquesand a positive attitude."
Other Strategies for Making a Good Placement: "I
try to match the personality of the candidate with the personality
of the principal investigator. An extraverted candidate could
do better working for an extraverted scientist; a more restrained
candidate could have an easier time succeeding in a more restrained
Thoughts About San Diego: "I love it here! Every
day I wake up and the sky is blue. The East Coast just cant
compare. In San Diego, I can go outside in February without
10 layers onand I can go to the beach, run, roller blade,
and go mountain biking year-round.