Enabling critical work and contributing to the impact of our world’s health – that’s what Analysts and other early career scientists at KCAS get to do every day. If that gets you excited too, then maybe working as an Analyst at KCAS is a role to consider.
When you work as an Analyst in the BioPharma Ligand Binding Assays (LBA) and Biomarker Services lab at KCAS, you get to further our mission by working under senior LBA and Biomarker scientists to contribute to the success of our clients.
The BioPharma LBA and Biomarker lab 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.
As a new or recent graduate early in your scientific career, you’ll work under the guidance of lead LBA and Biomarker scientists to identify critical experiments, deliver results, and learn first-hand about this work.
You’ll get to be directly responsible for:
- Processing, preparing, analyzing, and verifying samples, laboratory solutions, reagents, method development, and reports
- Preparing study records and data summaries for senior scientists to aid in client updates and for archiving
- Independently creating basic experiment plans and setting up instrument configurations
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 have the opportunity to rapidly advance your career and learn under the mentorship of senior scientists and other leaders while using the latest technology and having the benefit of a casual work environment. And every day, 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!
(Note, 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 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:
- BS/BA degree in Cell Biology, Immunology, Protein Science, Biomechanical Engineering, or other life science field
- Some exposure to, or prior experience with, Bioassay (ELISA, ECL, or enzyme activity assays)
- Coachable and curious, with strong desire to learn and grow in LBA and Biomarker Services
- Detail-oriented and commitment to quality, safety, accuracy, and reliability
- Ability to prioritize while working across multiple projects
Depending on your background and qualifications, we may consider hiring you for one of two levels of Analyst 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. 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 DISCLAIMERS
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.
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.