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Laboratory Assistant

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

Job Description:

KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services is seeking a Laboratory Assistant to 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.As a Laboratory Assistant you will be responsible for routine laboratory support activities as assigned, such as general cleaning and waste disposal, maintenance of small lab equipment, solution preparation, and stocking of lab supplies. You will also assist the Pharma and/or BioPharma Operations group in ensuring timely completion of contracted services by providing specialized support as needed.In this role, we will rely on you to:

  • Monitor and maintain laboratory cleanliness, empty waste receptacles, perform general tidying, stocking, and organization of laboratory spaces.
  • Monitor and prepare department-specific bulk solutions, ensuring on-hand minimum volume is maintained.
  • Perform daily balance verification, plate washer daily initialization routine and end of day loop, Artel initialization procedure, and pipette verifications and incubator maintenance as needed.
  • Assist Metrology department with small lab equipment maintenance, perform monthly plate washer maintenance routine.
  • Perform other duties as required.(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:
    • Associates in Applied Science or related field, or 2 years of related experience.
    • Word/Excel/Access, scientific or LIMS software preferred
    • Bloodborne pathogen, safety, PPE
    • Relevant regulatory experience (e.g., GLP)
    • Previous work experience in a CRO is a plusKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Ability to read, understand, and follow written procedures and verbal directions.
      • Commitment to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction.
      • Ability to read, understand, and apply the content of Safety Data Sheets and chemical hazard labeling.
      • Perform all aspects of job in a way that supports company brand, mission, vision, and values.Physical Requirements:
        • Ability to lift 50 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.This employer recruits qualified candidates without regard to citizenship status. We have internal processes in place to enable hiring of the right candidates through appropriate U.S. immigration framework.#LI-JS1IND123

Keywords: KCAS, Olathe , Laboratory Assistant, Healthcare , Olathe, Kansas

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