1+ months

Sr. Scientist

Kelly Services
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
**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 interestsits 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, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were 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. (


Posted: 2021-03-15 Expires: 2021-05-03

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