BioPharma Research Scientist I or II

Lee's Summit, Missouri

Company Description

With over 30 years of specialized expertise in infectious disease, immunology and allergy testing for immunocompromised and critical patients, Viracor Eurofins is committed to helping medical professionals, transplant teams and reference labs get results faster, when it matters most. Viracor is passionate about delivering value to our clients by providing timely, actionable information - never losing sight of the connection between the testing we perform and the patients you serve.

Job Description

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

The Research Scientist within BioPharma is primarily responsible for conducting research, development, validation and execution of assays to meet the development requirements within corporate/client timelines and cost objectives.

This is afull time position, workingMonday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PMwith overtime as needed.

Please note we are moving to a new facility in February 2022and this position will be relocated to Lenexa, KS.

Essential Job Duties:

Level I - Minimum

  • Learn new techniques and instrumentation
  • Implement research plans, designs and testing protocols
  • Operate, calibrate and maintain all laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
  • Keep accurate documentation of all research project steps according to Viracor Eurofins regulatory guidelines
  • Complete scientific write-ups of results and methods of performed experiments
  • Accurately prepare, label and store reagents, standards, controls, proficiency testing material and patient specimens for analytical, clinical and biopharma validations analysis and short and long-term storage
  • Assist in writing validation reports, standard operating procedures and study-specific work instructions
  • Accurate pipetting and bench-level skills (i.e., pipette standard curves to within accurate limits stated in procedure manual)
  • Disposes of bio hazardous materials, chemical waste, sharp and other potentially hazardous materials according to policy
  • Participates in quality assurance/quality improvement activities. Follows all QC guidelines as stated in the Procedure Manual
  • Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes at all times
  • Other duties as assigned by management
Level II - Fully meets the responsibilities of Level I plus the following:
  • Writes standard operating procedures and study-specific work instructions with minimal assistance
  • Writes development and validation plans and reports with minimal assistance
  • Assists in preparation of poster presentations for national scientific meetings
  • Assist in writing articles and research papers for publications
  • Assists on the review process of validation documentation: protocols and reports
  • Assists on establishing clear timelines per assigned projects
  • Ability to multitask more than one assignment at a given time
  • Perform literature searches and organize research article databases
  • As appropriate, communicates with clients within project meetings or independently via email or phone


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Level I - Minimum
  • BA/BS degree required or equivalent experience
  • 0-3 years research and/or clinical laboratory experience, focused on method development
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow safety and corporate procedures
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures for research projects or diagnostic method development
  • 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
  • Willing to work with potentially infectious human blood and body fluids
Level II - Fully meets the responsibilities of Level I plus the following:
  • 3-6 years research and/or clinical laboratory experience, focused on method development
  • Ability to carefully plan, organize, coordinate and conduct multiple scientific research projects or diagnostic method development simultaneously
  • Ability to develop and follow research methodology and practice

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Viracor Eurofins is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace environment and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), disability, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state, or local law. The Company's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer all employment-related matters on the basis of an individual's qualifications, abilities and efforts without regard to protected status.Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Physical Requirements:

Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead

Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting

Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)

Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What we offer:

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Viracor Eurofins, please visit the following websites and .

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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