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KCAS is looking for an Analyst II Ligand Binding Assay Services

KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services is seeking a motivated and self-directed individual to work as an Analyst II within the Ligand Binding Assay division of its GLP bioanalytical laboratory in Shawnee, Kansas. KCAS is a contract research organization (CRO) providing bioanalytical & biomarker services to pharmaceutical clients in support of drug developments, preclinical and clinical studies. The Analyst II, Ligand Binding Assay Services is primarily responsible for Bioanalytical sample testing, conducting feasibility, development and validation experiments, and preparation of reagents and solutions for Ligand Binding Assay (‘LBA’) Services, all with related Good Laboratory Practices (‘GLP’) documentation of work performed. The Analyst II may also analyze data, interpret results and prepare data summaries or contribute to troubleshooting activities. He/she also conducts sample inventory and carries out lab support duties as assigned.

Critical Functions 

Depending on the applicant’s qualifications and previous experience responsibilities may include the following functions:

  • Perform Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) and ELISA or other LBA assays according to written test procedures as required per GLP, SOPs and company quality standards.
  • Assist in the development of novel test methods.
  • Validate/qualify new assays as needed.
  • Set up laboratory notebooks.
  • Prepare and label laboratory solutions as needed.
  • Prepare calibration standards and QC samples.
  • Conduct sample inventory.
  • Review information for accuracy and submit to appropriate personnel for peer check.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work environment free from safety hazards.
  • Suggest improvements for safety, work quality, and productivity.


Education Requirements

  • Analyst II LBA Services experience in a related scientific field with 2+ years laboratory experience OR
  • BA/BS unrelated with 2-4+ years related laboratory experience OR
  • Other education with sufficient related experience at discretion of management.

Experience Requirements

The position requires excellent manual dexterity (required for accurate pipetting), attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and semi-independently to meet project timelines. The ideal applicant will also have the following experience and/or be able to perform the following functions:

  • Basic lab skills (equipment usage, terminology, etc.).
  • Basic Good Laboratory Practices (‘GLP’) documentation, policies and regulations.
  • ELISA and related 96-well plate-based assay techniques.
  • General laboratory calculations.
  • Maintain a productive work ethic.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and communication skills.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, have familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel programs including the ability to adjust easily to learning new software programs.
  • Work overtime as needed; be punctual with low absenteeism.

Previous experience supporting preclinical and clinical sample testing is desired by not required.
Previous experience in development and validation of LBA and Biomarker assays is a plus.
Previous experience with equipment calibration is a plus.

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