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Scientist I - III Pharma Discovery

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

Job Description:

KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services is seeking Scientist I, II and III level candidates for positions within its Pharma Discovery group in a growing organization in Shawnee, KS.KCAS is a contract research organization (CRO) providing bioanalytical & biomarker services to pharmaceutical clients in support of drug developments, preclinical and clinical studies.As a Scientist in our bioanalytical laboratory at KCAS, you will act as a lead for studies, with the ability to carry out and/or supervise all aspects from setup through reporting, as well as development. You will utilize your strong base in scientific principles/theories to assess data integrity and troubleshoot, as necessary.In the roles of Scientist I, II or III, we will rely on you for the following:

  • Bioanalytical sample preparation working with one or more kinds of matrix, particularly in a Drug Development Discovery group
  • Perform method feasibility, method development, assay qualification, sample analysis, report preparation, troubleshooting and maintenance of analytical equipment. Experience with Sciex Mass Spectrometers and Shimadzu Liquid Chromatographers is a plus.
  • Proven lead scientist skills demonstrated by acting as main driver on bioanalytical projects involving quantification, data summary and reporting.
  • Experience with Solid Phase Extraction, particularly involving automation and liquid handlers.
  • Experience with workflows such as those in drug like molecules, modified macromolecules, metabolomics, biomarker identification, proteomics, and lipidomics is a plus.
  • Act as lead scientist, help design experiments, provide work instructions and technical training to more junior scientific staff in daily activities.
  • Prepare data summaries for senior scientists to aid in client updates.
  • Interact with clients and/or auditors as necessary.
  • Act as technical expert for all aspects of assay design and problem solving.
  • Perform all aspects of job in a way that supports company brand and supports company mission, vision, and values.(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 & Experience:Scientist I:
    • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields with at least 4 years of industry experience OR
    • Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields with at least 2 years of industry experience OR
    • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields with at least 1 years of industry or post-doctoral experienceScientist II:
      • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields with at least 6 years of industry experience OR
      • Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields with at least 4 years of industry experience OR
      • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields with at least 3 years of industry or pos-doctoral experienceScientist III:
        • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields with at least 9 years of industry experience OR
        • Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields with at least 7 years of industry experience OR
        • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields with at least 4 years of industry and post-doctoral experience Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
          • Good written and verbal communication skills.
          • Strong technical writing and basic computer skills.
          • Willingness and ability to provide procedural training and coaching.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 DISCLAIMERThis 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.KCAS 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 , Scientist I - III Pharma Discovery, Other , Olathe, Kansas

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