• Scientist - Flow Cytometry

    Job Locations (All) | US-KS-Lenexa
    Posted Date 2 days ago(11/14/2018 11:15 AM)
  • Overview

    The Scientist is a part of the Laboratory Science Department. The department monitors the technical and scientific level of the laboratory and is responsible for the design, supervision, execution and reporting of laboratory research projects.   A Scientists primary function is development of methods.  They may also assist in the coordination of scientific aspects of validations and laboratory projects depending on their level.


    This position supports the Flow Cytometry activities in the lab.  Strong knowledge and experience with Flow Cytometry is a hard requirement for this role.


    Sample Analysis and Assay Validation

    • Provides key assay input to the research project and assay validation to ensure successful execution
    • Assay troubleshooting
    • May perform and document maintenance, trouble-shooting and repairs on advanced instrumentation with support of service engineers or other trained supervisory personnel.

    Method Development

    • Develops assays independently but with team interaction
    • Develops new scientific approaches to method development and communicates these to the global science team so that they can be broadly implemented.
    • Mentoring of more junior scientists and advising operation on developed methods.
    • Reviews and approves data of other scientists.
    • Communicates with team members and management regarding project status, purpose, scheduling, problems, etc.
    • Utilizes standard approach for method development 
    • Communicates and/or participates in communication with clients regarding project status.


    • Maintain knowledge and skill in all techniques where you perform your work.
    • Provide scientific input to management and BD about new technology investments and lines of service.
    • Discusses scientific results with sponsors together with project manager
    • Promotes PRA utilizing their scientific skills through scientific communication such as external publication of posters and journal articles.
    • Perform R&D projects
    • Training of technicians on  technical aspects

    Quality and Timely Work Execution

    • Takes initiative in process development and SOP/WI writing.
    • Legible, logical and reproducible documentation of all experimentation.
    • Develops and communicates an accurate estimate of time frame for project completion.
    • Has a thorough understanding and complies with GLP and other appropriate regulations
    • Develops rugged and economical assays
    • Performs data review of other scientists work.
    • Mentor and train staff on scientific topics.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in home country language required.
    • 3-5 years as a Scientist in a relevant Laboratory.
    • BSc in Science  with relevant experience.


    • BS + 5 years experience
    • PhD with applicable research in a relevant Scientific field.
    • Presenter/Publisher in Regulated relavant Field.

    PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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