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Kelly Services Validation Scientist in Lenexa, Kansas

Validation Scientist

Kelly Science and Clinical is currently recruiting for several qualified, full-time, fully-benefited, Direct Hire, Scientists –You will be certifying negative results for one of our clients. These positions are in in Lenexa, KS.

Pay: $27– $32/hr. and based on experience; 10% shift differential

Relocation Assistance Available

Hours: 12PM – 830PM or 5PM-130AM, Tues – Sat; OT required, up to a few hours per day

Summary of the Position:

As a Negative Certifying Scientist, you will use on-the-job training to review and release negative drug testing results. You will be required to work independently of immediate supervision and assume the initiative for prompt and accurate certification with appropriate documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness, and forensic and scientific defensibility of drug testing results.


Certifying negative and rejected drug testing results according to the Laboratory’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual.

Ensure that all test results reported by the laboratory are accurate and legally defensible.

Describe the standard drug testing procedures from point of collection to negative certification in a court of law.

Interact on a limited basis with clients, medical review officers, call center representatives and sales staff in a professional manner to address questions pertaining to the drug testing process.

Interact with laboratory inspectors to demonstrate a detailed working knowledge of the lab SOPS, QC practices, analytical procedures, test theory, reporting procedures, corrective actions and applicable regulations pertaining to drug screening.

Maintain a working knowledge of the accessioning procedures and protocols to ensure proper specimen and chain of custody handling.

Have a thorough understanding of all laboratories:

Quality control practices and procedures.

Data review processes

Procedures for interpretation of test results

Protocols for reporting results

Maintain a thorough understanding of all federal, state, and other regulatory requirements as they pertain to applicable aspects of forensic drug testing.

Take proper remedial action in response to test systems being out of control limits or detecting aberrant test or quality control results.

Comply with all safety and regulatory requirements as defined and applicable.

Other duties as assigned by the Certifying Scientist Supervisor and Responsible Person


Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, or related field; other bachelor’s degrees considered pending applicable coursework is satisfied

Master of Science degree or Medical Technology degree preferred

One year of laboratory experience required; two years preferred; forensic toxicology experience desired

Training and experience in reviewing and reporting test results, maintenance of chain of custody, and understanding proper remedial action in response to problems that may arise is preferred.

Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time

For immediate consideration, contact me at katherine.caragher@kellyscientific.com or by phone (314.384.2235)


You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

Why Kelly ® Science & Clinical?

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the world’s most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goals—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.