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Kelly Services Sr. Scientist in Lees Summit, Missouri

Job Title: Senior Scientist

Location: Lees Summit, MO

Essential Job Duties:

• Leadership of assay generation, design, development and validation efforts for both clinical and Biopharma product development

• Provide leadership, supervision and technical guidance/oversight for Research Scientists, and for projects that these scientists are leading and contributing to ensure program productivity and efficiency

• Work closely and effectively with VP of R&D to ensure that R&D projects are progressing and milestones are achieved pursuant to organization and/or client timelines

• Manage performance of assigned laboratory scientists and support staff

• Work closely and effectively with Research Scientists to prioritize use of equipment and facilities for maximum productivity and efficiency

• Communication effectively with both internal and external clients regarding scientific issues/projects

• Write verification/validation reports and SOPs in accordance with Viracor Eurofins’ established guidelines

• Maintain and enhance R&D laboratory resources (facilities, equipment, and reagents)

• Ensure project cost objectives are met and communicated

• Serve as team member on various ongoing and future new test idea generation projects

• Develop and exhibit expertise in immunoassays, molecular assays, cell-based assays and other types of diagnostic assays

• Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with clinical laboratory team to allow effective, coordinated assay transition from the R&D phase to clinical use

• Develop an effective working relationship with Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance to assure R&D laboratory is in compliance with Viracor Eurofins’ established guidelines for documentation, quality and safety

• When appropriate, recruit and hire a sufficient number of qualified and trained laboratory assistants to maintain and support R&D activities

• When appropriate, conduct regular individual meetings with R&D Scientists that focus on execution of their respective responsibilities and project priorities

• Communicate program objectives to cross-functional teams (clinical laboratory, regulatory teams)

• Implement quality systems and quality assurance within diagnostic development efforts

• Commitment to a high quality of work and at the same a high level of productivity

• Maintain current knowledge of advances in pertinent scientific fields, as well as knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations germane to molecular and diagnostic laboratories, through attending lectures, seminar, professional conferences and courses

• Regularly contribute to laboratory team meetings that focus on associate training, associate development and continuous improvement in laboratory processes

• When appropriate, identify and develop training programs for R&D Scientists and dedicated staff

• Preparation of poster presentations for national scientific meetings

• Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals

• Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times

• Active participation in team and company meeting

• Participate in developing corporate goals, objectives, and systems

• Other duties as assigned by management


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Advanced degree in microbiology, immunology, biology, biochemistry or a related field is required; PhD preferred

• 5 years diagnostic and/or molecular or immunology research laboratory experience preferred

• At least 5 years of experience on assay development, validation and transition to a clinical environment

• Expertise and experience in biochemistry, molecular biology/genomics, or immunology assay development, verifiable through patents, publication or description of completed projects

• Strong leadership and management skills

• Demonstrated proven experience in managing complex projects, ability to succeed even with challenging projects, appreciation of priorities and critical factors.

• Substantial technical writing: protocols, study reports, regulatory communications and manuscripts

• An innovative and prepared mind to identify and protect unique intellectual properties is a bonus

• Commitment to and track record of high quality of work

• Experience with quality systems

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other groups

• Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization

• Excellent verbal & written communication skills

• Keenly attentive to detail

• Ability to keep sensitive information confidential

• High level of proficiency with PC based software programs


Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)