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
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 be happier."
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 environment."
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.
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