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Associate Scientist - Cell and Gene Therapy

Company: KCAS
Location: Olathe
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services is seeking an Associate Scientist to join our Cell and Gene Therapy group who will be a team player in supporting bioanalytical work within its GLP bioanalytical laboratory in Shawnee, Kansas.KCAS is a contract research organization (CRO) providing bioanalytical & biomarker services to pharmaceutical clients in support of drug development, preclinical and clinical studies.The Associate Scientist acts as a contributing scientist for studies, with ability to carry out all aspects from study setup and development, through reporting with some assistance. Utilize a strong base in scientific principles/theory to assess data integrity and troubleshooting. Able to independently complete experiments.In this role, we will rely on you to:

  • Contribute to the planning of all phases of assigned projects including, R&D, ensure adequate supplies, method validation, test procedure preparation, sample analysis, data calculation, interpretation & review, troubleshooting and report preparation.
  • Design basic experiments & evaluate outcome vs. current SOPs, protocols other relevant standards with assistance; recommend appropriate course of action as necessary.
  • Provide work instructions and guidance to more junior scientific staff in the conducting of assigned projects.
  • Process and summarize data and interact with clients and/or auditors as necessary. (This is a representative summary of responsibilities and is not meant to be exhaustive)WHO YOU ARE:You will thrive at KCAS if you enjoy a fast-paced environment, are open-minded and flexible, can prioritize effectively to solve problems and meet deadlines, embrace high-level performance and constant development, and are self-directed while being drawn to the camaraderie of a team atmosphere.In addition, to qualify specifically for this role, you will have:Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master's degree in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Protein Science, or related biological science field.
    • A minimum of 2 years working in an industry lab, CRO or Pharmaceutical setting (preferred) with GLP/GxP experience (a plus).
    • Experience with ELISA and Cell Culture.
    • Experience running Flow Cytometry, Ligand Binding Assays, Cell Culture and ELISAs.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Flow Cytometry experience, with the ability to design panels (preferred).
      • Tissue homogenization, colorimetric assays, such as: MTT, cell killing assays, and immune cell activation (ELISPOT).
      • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
      • Self-motivated and driven.
      • Flexible and adaptable - able to work independently and/or in a team environment.
      • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve - Critical Thinking.
      • Solid mathematical abilities.
      • Perform all aspects of job in a way that supports company brand and supports company mission, vision, and values.Physical Requirements:
        • Ability to lift 20 pounds.
        • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
        • Ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
        • Ability to ascend and descend stairs.WHAT YOU'LL GET:In addition to a competitive compensation, full suite of medical benefits and time off, you will have the opportunity to be part of employee appreciation events and local community outreach. You'll thrive in a fast-paced environment centered on career progression and development, where we collaborate on impactful contributions and reward for outstanding performance.WHO WE ARE:KCAS is a contract research organization (CRO) headquartered within the metro area of Kansas City, KS. We are uniquely positioned to provide our pharmaceutical clients with both large and small molecule development in support of drug developments, preclinical and clinical studies. Demand for our expertise in bioanalytical & biomarker services is growing and so is our team of dedicated experts - now is a great time to join us to be part of improving the world's health!KCAS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category.LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERThe above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow additional instructions and to perform other duties as directed by a supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.#LI-JS1IND123

Keywords: KCAS, Olathe , Associate Scientist - Cell and Gene Therapy, Healthcare , Olathe, Kansas

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