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Laboratory Scientist

The Great Plains Laboratory – Lenexa, KS

The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. (GPL) is the global leader in metabolic, environmental, and genetic testing for people with chronic illnesses and diseases. We offer a variety of clinical tests which help diagnose underlying conditions that are not routinely available through other laboratories.

GPL currently has an opening for a full time Laboratory Scientist to join our team.As a Laboratory Scientist, you will be responsible for developing laboratory testing, starting with urine peptide testing for small peptides in urine such as substance P, endorphins, casomorphin, gliadorphin,beta-amyloid and other testing.

Job Description

Plans, validates, and implements new clinical tests as assigned by the Lab Director.

Revises existing SOP manuals for the tests being developed to ensure that current practices are accurately documented and adequately followed.

Performs daily review of tests results for completeness, and provides assistance to the quality assurance program.

Troubleshoots instrumentation and procedural problems and recommends laboratory service improvements.

Coordinates laboratory services with the Laboratory Manager.

Monitors safety compliance for blood borne pathogens and chemical hygiene as established by State and Federal regulations.

Performs testing procedures as necessary.

Plans and supervises Research and Development operations in their assigned area.

Supervises laboratory technologists in their assigned area.

Provides onsite, telephone or electronic consultation by clients as needed.

Performs periodic evaluation of test performance and makes adjustments based on internal blind testing and external proficiency testing.

Performs periodic evaluation of quality indicators effectiveness and implements corrective actions to improve laboratory services.

Evaluates the quality of tests referred to outside laboratories.

Assists the Client Services Department in the resolution of disputed cases and provides a report to the client.

Performs statistical analysis of recent data transmissions to evaluate tests performance and trends.

Meets periodically with other members of the laboratory management for evaluation of delegated functions.

Identifies personnel training needs and implements a continuing education program.

Performs all other duties as assigned.


Applicants must have at least one year of proven hands on experience in LC/MS/MS and a PhD in biochemistry or related fields. Excellent writing and public speaking skills a must.

Excellent salary and benefits with substantial bonus available on completion of a clinically useful test.

The Great Plains Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Per current policy, we cannot hire tobacco users or vapers.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Doctorate (Required)

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