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Scientist - Pharmaceutical LC-MS/MS

KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker Services
Olathe, Kansas
Start date
Jan 11, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Scientist - Pharmaceutical LC-MS/MS

Performing critical work that impacts our industry and our world’s health while problem solving and innovating in the field – that’s what Scientists at KCAS get to do every day.  If that gets you excited too, then maybe working as a Scientist at KCAS is a role to consider. 

When you work as a Pharma LC-MS/MS Scientist at KCAS, you get to further our mission as the core of KCAS, carrying out and supervising all aspects of our studies.  

Our Pharma LC-MS/MS lab team uses their knowledge in GLP and GCP methods to support clients’ regulatory submissions for drug discovery, preclinical, and clinical studies, including bioanalysis of drugs and metabolites, biomarkers, and active endogenous compounds in biological fluids and tissues.

Learn more about our work in Pharma LC-MS/MS here: Pharmaceutical Services | KCAS Bioanalytical Services

In this role, we’ll rely on you to:

  • Sample pipetting and drug weighing
  • Perform Sample Extraction Techniques using Protein Precipitation, Liquid-Liquid, and Solid Phase
  • Limited development of methods using LC-MS/MS, preferably Bioanalytical unless solely functioning as a MD scientist
  • Ensure adequate supplies to initiate method development, sample preparation and analysis, data interpretation & review, troubleshooting and report preparation
  • Design basic experiments & evaluate outcome vs. current best practices, protocols other relevant guidelines; recommend appropriate course of action as necessary
  • Act as lead scientist, help to 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 a technical expert for all aspects of process design and problem solving
  • Proficient at applicable software used for the position (i.e., Analyst, Watson, or equivalent)
  • Perform all aspects of job in a way that supports company brand and supports company mission, vision, and values

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 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!

 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.


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’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field with at least 3 years of industry experience OR
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field with at least 2 years of industry experience OR
  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field with at least 1 years of industry experience
  • Good knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical writing and basic computer skills
  • Willingness and ability to provide procedural training and coaching
  • 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. 


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. 


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 913-248-3000 (for TTY assistance call 711) and ask for Human Resources.


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