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Associate Scientist - BioPharmaceutical LBA and Biomarker Services

Company: KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker Services
Location: Olathe
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Description Performing critical work that impacts our industry and our world's health while problem solving and innovating in the field - that's what Associate Scientists at KCAS get to do everyday. If that gets you excited too, then maybe working as an Associate Scientist at KCAS is a role to consider. When you work as a BioPharma Associate Scientist at KCAS, you get to further our mission as the core of KCAS, carrying out and supervising all aspects of our studies. Our BioPharma lab team quantitates proteins and anti-drug antibodies to perform early drug discovery, preclinical toxicology work, and clinical studies, including multiplexing by LBA (ligand binding assays) platforms, LCMS (liquid chromatography mass spectrometry), and flow cytometry. Learn more about our work in BioPharma here: Biomarker Services KCAS Bioanalytical Services In this role, we'll 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
  • Be proficient in using common immunoassay platforms (ELISA, MSD, Luminex, etc)
  • 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 You'll do all this in graduated sterile labs, as part of our new state-of-the-art building constructed explicitly for our purposes. You'll be counted on to share your expertise as a mentor to those earlier in their career, have direct access to KCAS leaders to share your vision and ideas, be trusted as an expert in your field and supported as you write papers and speak at conferences, and experience opportunities to further advance your own career and knowledge. You'll also experience the benefit a casual work environment. And everyday, you'll be part of decisions and work that pioneers the latest drug development in human and animal healthcare. At KCAS, demand for our expertise in bioanalytical and biomarker services is growing, and now is a great time to join us and be part of our team of dedicated experts who are together, improving the world's health! Requirements identified in all KCAS position statements are representative of the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job successfully. Employees must possess the ability and aptitude to follow instructions and perform all assigned duties proficiently. Employment with KCAS is, at all times, on an "at-will" basis. WHO YOU ARE You will thrive at KCAS if you enjoy a relational environment, are purpose- and values-driven, embrace constant development and supportive leadership, and enjoy being part of innovative work. To qualify specifically for this role, you will have:
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master's degree in Chemistry, Immunology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or related field, 3 years of experience in a regulated laboratory environment (GLP preferred) in large molecule immunoassay development/validation.
    • A minimum of 2 years working in an industry lab, CRO or Pharmaceutical setting (preferred) with GLP/GxP experience (a plus).
    • Demonstrated lab experience utilizing biopharma analytical techniques (e.g. ligand binding assays including ELISA and ECL-based assays)
    • Cell-based assays experience is a plus.
    • Maintain accurate experimental records in a GLP CFR21 Laboratory following SOPs.
    • Proficient at pipetting solutions and buffer preparation.
    • Skilled with Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), Microsoft Excel, and Word to perform tasks.
    • Clear communication skills, teamwork, and attention to detail.
    • Solid mathematical abilities.
    • Ability to work independently and effectively problem solve.
    • Perform all aspects of job in a way that supports company brand and supports company mission, vision, and values. Depending on your background and qualifications, we may consider hiring you for one of three levels of Scientist roles at KCAS. This will be determined during the interview process. WHAT YOU'LL GET Our benefits include, and extend beyond, the traditional package. At KCAS, you'll enjoy company sponsored events like food trucks, family days and spirit days. You'll grow in your career with KCAS University. You'll be able to connect with like-minded employees to further KCAS's approach to key areas such as wellness, inclusion, and community outreach. You'll engage as an owner in our stock ownership program. You'll have access to the latest technology. And, you'll be able to invest in the community with paid time off to volunteer. WHO WE ARE We are a fast-growing contract research organization (CRO) headquartered in Kansas City, pioneering the latest drug development in both human and animal health fields. Demand for our expertise is growing and so is our need for great people to work in nimble, empowered teams committed to one another's growth. At KCAS, we advance both great science AND great people. Learn more about KCAS in this video . KCAS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Among other things, we provide equal employment opportunities 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; we recruit qualified candidates without regard to citizenship status based on internal processes that enable us to hire the right candidates consistent with the appropriate U.S. Immigration framework; and (3) we work with and provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, and practices. Anyone who needs a reasonable accommodation may send an email to or call (for TTY assistance call 711) and ask for Human Resources. IND123

Keywords: KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker Services, Olathe , Associate Scientist - BioPharmaceutical LBA and Biomarker Services, Other , Olathe, Kansas

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