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Scientist - Cell & Gene Therapy at Integris BioServices, LLC dba KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker Services in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Performing critical work that impacts our industry and our world's health while problem solving and innovating in the field - that is what we get to do every day at KCAS. If that gets you excited too, then maybe working at KCAS is for you.

As a Scientist on the KCAS Cell & Gene Therapy team, you get to further our mission by designing, developing, validating, and analyzing samples utilizing molecular and cell biology techniques such as qPCR, ddPCR, tissue culture, ELISPOT, cell-based assays, ELISA, and microscopy within a GLP environment laboratory environment.

Learn more about our work in Cell & Gene Therapy here: Cell & Gene Therapy | KCAS Bioanalytical Services
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In this role, we will rely on you to:


  • Demonstrated technical and scientific skills in cell and molecular technologies, including PCR (qPCR and ddPCR), cell-based assays, ELISA, and ELISpot.

  • Experience with procedures for the extraction and quantification of nucleic acids

  • Experience working with human blood, primary cells/tissue, and derived cell culture skills at the BSL-II level.

  • Experience with Sanger sequencing and/or NGS technology is preferred.

  • Plan and carry out all phases of assigned projects. Including- R&D, method validation, test procedure preparation, sample analysis, data calculation, interpretation & review, troubleshooting, and report preparation.

  • Design experiments & evaluate outcomes versus current SOPs, protocols, and other relevant standards. Recommend appropriate course of action as necessary.

  • Act as lead scientist and provide work instructions and technical training to more junior scientific staff in conducting assigned projects.

  • Interact with clients and auditors as necessary.

  • Increasing scientist levels will oversee and lead project teams.

  • Perform all aspects of the job in a way that supports the company brand, mission, vision, and values.

To qualify specifically for this role, you will have:


  • Bachelor's degree in microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, or related field with 8 years' experience in a scientific laboratory environment; or

  • Master's degree in microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, or related field with 6 years' experience in a scientific laboratory environment; or

  • Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, immunology, or related field with 4 years' experience in a scientific laboratory environment.

  • Experience with design, method development, validation, and sample analysis.

  • Thorough understanding of GLP requirements and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

  • Experience in organizing and leading teams.

  • Manage material, equipment, and instrumentation.

  • Analyze and interpret data, prepare summary tables, and review raw data.

  • Write SOPs, study plans, and reports.

  • Communicate with clients as needed.

  • 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

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$70,000 - $110,000 a year
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(Please note this is a representative summary of responsibilities, not a comprehensive or exclusive list of the duties to be performed in any position. Employees must follow instructions and perform additional duties as requested.)

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.

WHAT YOU'LL GET

Our benefits include, and extend beyond, the traditional package. At KCAS, you will enjoy company sponsored events like food trucks, family days and spirit days. You will grow in your career with KCAS University. You will be able to connect with like-minded employees to further KCAS's approach to key areas such as wellness, inclusion, and community outreach. You will engage as an owner in our stock ownership program. You will have access to the latest technology. And you will 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 kcasrecruiting@kcasbio.com or call 913-248-3000 (for TTY assistance call 711) and ask for Human Resources.

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