Clinical Research Director

Train and supervise staff on research techniques related to cell and molecular biology techniques for cancer research cell lines; including blotting techniques, flow cytometry, antibody optimization and DNA, RNA/protein analysis; Assists with the development, optimization and validation of new tests using advanced laboratory techniques for breast and prostate specimens; Maintain prostate research cell lines throughout the year as a baseline for translational research staff and design and perform novel anti-PSMA (prostate specific membrane antigen) imaging probes that are specific for the cell surface; Train and supervise research associates on laboratory-based tasks and clinical research policies and procedures to keep operations compliant with research oncology guidelines; Maintain and troubleshoot cancer research equipment that is used in the Pl's translational cancer research laboratory including, flow cytometer, cell culture and biomarker optimization; Troubleshoot all instrumentation used for bio sample collection including pH monitors, biosafety hoods, flow cytometer and testing assays; Support research staff on developing bi-directional translational oncology techniques including, use of appropriate tasks and animal models such as chicken embryos; Communicate with internal regulatory bodies such as the Internal Biosafety Committee; and ensure effective projects plans by setting priorities in accordance with research laboratory standard operational procedures, International Conference on Harmonization/Good Clinical Practice guidelines and regulatory requirements; Maintain laboratory compliance with external regulatory agencies on federal and state levels; Work with PI’s to organize expense budgets on grants for research equipment and timekeeping and ensure professional work-place conduct of staff; Provide administrative and regulatory expertise to the members of the laboratory including faculty, staff and trainees. Position based in Garden City, KS; Great Bend, KS; Newton, KS; or Bolivar, MO w/ req. travel 6-9 days per month to the other 3 locations. Position requires Bachelor’s or equivalent in Biotechnology or closely related field, and two years experience as a Clinical Research Director, Lab Manager, or closely related performing duties of position. F/T position with Central Care, P.A. Send C.V. to: Ms. Madison Wolf, 2337 East Crawford Street, Salina, KS 67401. EOE.

More about Bolivar, Missouri

Bolivar boasts the best of all worlds: thriving businesses, awarding-winning schools, a first-class university, state-of-the-art medical facilities, compassionate churches, active civic organizations, peaceful parks and limitless recreational opportunities. Conveniently located on newly-expanded Highway 13 between Kansas City and Springfield, our town of 10,000 offers you the benefits of a bustling metropolis partnered with the peace and serenity you’ll only feel in a rural setting.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,325.

Bolivar R-I School District has a AAA rating and features four award-winning campuses. Most recently, Bolivar High School was nominated for the National Blue Ribbon Award by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Bolivar is also home to Southwest Baptist University, a four-year co-educational liberal arts university, Bolivar Technical College, and Polk County Christian School.

Bolivar is a fast-growing community but still maintains a small town family atmosphere. If you’re looking for something new, shop one of our many locally-owned stores or visit the year-round Greater Polk County Farmer’s Market. Sports enthusiasts can support the local high school and university sports teams by attending a game. Have fun at a parade or festival held regularly at the historic Bolivar square or the Polk County Fairgrounds, and Bolivar features more than 20 churches to worship in.

Among the many events held annually in Bolivar are the Light The Park celebration, Arts In The Parks, the Polk County Junior Livestock Show & Youth Fair, the CMH Basketball HoopFest, the SBU Homecoming Parade, the Bolivar Christmas Parade, Taste of Bolivar, the Lawn and Garden show, Country Days, and the 4th of July Celebration of Freedom.

Featured Attractions:
Polk County Museum
Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art
Silo Ridge Golf & Country Club 
Dunnegan Memorial Park
Aqua Zone at the Roy Blunt YMCA
Lucas Oil Speedway
Stockton Lake/State Park
Pomme de Terre Lake/State Park
Lake of the Ozarks

More about Garden City, Kansas

Garden City, Kansas (pop. 27,004) is located on the high plains of Southwest Kansas in Finney County (pop. 37,097), and is the economic hub for the region, serving a population of approximately 200,000.

From the World’s Largest Hand Dug Pool and Splash Park that covers a full city block, to world class hunting, or Kansas’s #1 public golf course, Garden City boasts fun for everyone, regardless of age and interest.  Also, located a short 3 ½ hour drive from the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Garden City offers easy access to a multitude of outdoor activities and sights, such as hiking, white water rafting, fishing, skiing, and many more adventures!  Garden City also offers several convenient jet service flights to Dallas each day.

With nearly 40 languages spoken locally, Finney County was rated the most diverse community in Kansas outside of the Kansas City metro. (Niche.com)

Featured Attractions:

Two first-class golf courses.
Buffalo Dunes (Rated #1 Municipal Course in KS, Golf Digest)
The Golf Club at Southwind

Lee Richardson Zoo
The “Big Pool” and Splash Park
Garden City Wind Semi-Pro Baseball
Annual Tumbleweed Festival
Sandsage Bison Range
Parrot Cove Indoor Water Park

Our new 30,000 sq/ft facility provides cutting edge technology and numerous support services, all in a quiet and comfortable setting.  Heartland Cancer Center in Garden City features the only in-house PET/CT simulator in Western Kansas, as well as the latest linear accelerator from Varian, the TrueBeam STx.  We also offer access to clinical trials, oncology navigators, and optional private infusion suites.  The Breast Center at St. Catherine Hospital, also located under our roof, is the only nationally accredited Breast Center between Kansas City and Denver.

 

More about Great Bend, Kansas

Great Bend is a vibrant community of approximately 16,000 people located in the heart of America; near the geographical center of Kansas. The central location of the city allows for short travel to anywhere in the state, including Wichita and Kansas City.

The people of Great Bend enjoy conveniences of a lager city, like first rate educational, medical and recreation facilities. For all of the large city conveniences the community still retains its small-town charm.

Culturally, Great Bend features the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton County Community College.  It’s also known for the natural existence of Cheyenne Bottoms near Great Bend, the largest marsh in the interior United States.

Recreational opportunities abound with Great Bend showcasing one of the largest zoos between Kansas City and Denver, a state-of-the-art raptor rehabilitation center, and a splashing-good-time water park. There are four golf courses in a 25-mile radius of Great Bend: Stoneridge, Lake Barton, Ellinwood, and Larned.  Community theater and musical products, concerts, band performances, and numerous art exhibits provide cultural experiences throughout the year.

Great Bend is the county seat of Barton County. It is named for its location at the point where the course of the Arkansas River bends east then southeast. Barton County has a population of more than 27,000 people.

Featured Attractions:

Brit Spaugh Park and Zoo
Cheyenne Bottoms
Great Bend Raptor Center
Kansas Oil & Gas Museum
Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Wetlands Aquatic Center
Shafer Art Gallery
Veteran’s Memorial Park & Lake

Nearby:
Fort Larned National Historic Site

More about Newton, Kansas

Newton provides a friendly, small-town atmosphere, away from the metropolitan hustle and bustle, but it offers the convenience of city life just 20 minutes away.  Newton is located 25 miles north of Wichita, which is the largest city in Kansas. Affordable real estate and proximity to the city, makes Newton an attractive place to live for those who like the blend of urban-meets-rural lifestyle.

A vibrant Kansas community of approximately 20,000 people, Newton is the county seat of Harvey County, which has a population of more than 35,000. Newton and neighboring North Newton combine to feature an active arts community, three National Historic Districts, plus a variety of museums and attractions.

Newton offers a beautiful historic downtown, features unique dining and shopping opportunities throughout the city, and it boasts more than two-dozen parks within close proximity. There are a wide variety of out-door recreational options -- from picnics, to disc golf, to hiking and biking, to fishing and camping.

Interstate 135 runs along the eastern part of the city, and provides convenient access for travel to and from Newton. Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is only 33 miles south of Newton with access to non-stop flights across the country, including Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort-Worth, Atlanta and Chicago.

Featured Attractions:
Carriage Factory Art Gallery
Harvey County Historical Society & Museum
Kauffman Museum
Sand Creek Trail
Warkentin House Museum

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