Scientist in Lenexa, KS at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/14/2021

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    9601 Renner Boulevard
    Lenexa, KS
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Job Description

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Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Scientist you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

The Scientist will work on-site at our Lenexa, KS location.   

Scientist, the role:

The Scientist will be responsible for supporting the development, validation and transfer of both FDA and non-FDA analytical methods for the quantification of various small and large molecule analytes. This professional will plan, prepare, conduct and record complex bench level chemical/biochemical experiments, reports and analysis of results. Activities may be focused on individual projects or assignments as a member of a project team which may include project leadership duties. The Scientist will generate, compile, analyze and evaluate analytical data for technical reports including regulatory submissions, SOPs, validation reports. In addition, the Scientist will be encouraged to submit abstracts for posters/presentations at scientific meetings.

Job responsibilities:

  • Plans, conducts, performs, and executes laboratory experiments for both defined and novel protocols. 
  • Reports status of assigned projects by preparing detailed reports and documentation that critically interprets and summarizes results from complex experiments within a specific project or technology area. 
  • Effectively utilizes and applies advanced methods by maintaining knowledge of technological developments that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to novel ideas by reading current literature and attending scientific meetings and training.
  • Identifies problems, investigates alternatives, and recommends possible courses of action.
  • Other responsibilities include working with infectious materials, supporting and complying with the company hazard waste handling practices.

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • BS with 1-2 years of related experience; MS or PhD with at least 1 year of related experience. 
  • Experience working in a biochemical laboratory setting is preferred.
  • Experience or strong understanding of various laboratory techniques including, but not limited to: sample preparation and extraction (i.e. precipitation, solid phase extraction) analyte quantitation using autoanalyzers, and LC-MS/MS.
  • Able to troubleshoot and resolve technical difficulties.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks/projects.
  • A strong foundation in technical skills and has the ability to work independently and in collaboration with other team members.
  • Familiarity with common data processing software (Excel, R, etc.) and should be able to present data in a meaningful manner.

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity or Citizenship.