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 Cell & Gene Therapy 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 Cell & Gene Therapy lab team uses a full range of Flow Cytometry services and viral vector capabilities to analyze gene replacement, gene addition, gene inhibition, gene editing, and cell therapy or transplantation.
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
- 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!
(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:
- Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master’s degree in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Protein Science, or related biological science field
- A minimum of 2 years working in an industry lab, CRO or Pharmaceutical setting (preferred) with GLP/GxP experience (a plus)
- Experience with ELISA and Cell Culture.
- Experience running Flow Cytometry, Ligand Binding Assays, Cell Culture and ELISAs
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.
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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.