At KCAS, we have a purpose, values, and a culture that supports our employees across all their dimensions of life.

Awards & Recognition We’ve Received

We are proud that our culture has been recognized externally.

Champions of Business

Kansas City Business Journal – 2023

Healthiest Employers

Kansas City Business Journal – 2022

Top 25 Women Leaders in Biotechnology

The Healthcare Technology Report – 2022

KC’s Top 150 Private companies

Kansas City Business Journal – 2021

KC’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies

Ingram’s Magazine – 2021

Best Companies to Work for

Ingram’s Magazine – 2020

KCAS Purpose

Together, we provide reliable and defendable data, enabling our clients to improve health worldwide.

KCAS Values

Our values represent who we are, what is important to us, and how we work.  They are:


Knowledge – We have the scientific, technical and regulatory expertise to solve our clients’ problems.

Integrity – We take ownership and pride regardless of the outcome.

Collaboration – With trust and respect, we work together with clients and colleagues to achieve a common goal.

Balance – Our work is an important part of who we are and what we do, but not the only part.

Vision – We understand who we are and where we are going.

Quality – We provide high-level performance in everything we do… always improving.

Our Work Environment

At KCAS, our employees describe our environment as relational, purpose-driven, supportive, and innovative.

We are relational

At KCAS, we work in nimble teams and value connection while achieving common goals together. In addition to taking pride in our ability to solve complex challenges as teams, we also have a lot of fun together, celebrating each other’s milestones, socializing at fun company events (Food trucks!  Puppies!  Arcade night!), and volunteering in our community.

We are purpose-driven

From our leading scientists, QA specialists, analysts, and even our corporate staff, what unites us are our shared values (including integrity, collaboration, balance, quality) and our focus pioneering the latest drug development in both human and animal health fields. We hear over and again that our shared values and the impact we each make on improving the world’s health is a source of pride for our people.  Our employees say that they are fulfilled by our purpose and values, and that they are truly making a difference in the world.

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We are supportive

At KCAS, we are committed to helping each other find, nurture, and accelerate each of our unique talents and aspirations while supporting our collective well-being.  We listen to the voice of our employees with direct access to company  leadership to share feedback and ideas, help one another grow and progress through mentoring and development programs (a learning ecosystem we call KCAS University), as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.  We also offer a robust internal mobility program, meaning that employees are empowered to grow their careers and expand their paths by trying new roles and jumping in on exciting projects.  And, we invest in the overall well-being of our employees with a holistic approach to benefits and wellness.

We are innovative

We recently moved into a new built-for-purpose headquarters, with 70,000 square feet state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation dedicated to advancing science.  Technologies we invest in include Digital drop PCR, quantitative PCR, ELISpot and High Res LCMS.  And even if that’s alphabet soup to some of our employees, it means that all have access to innovative and advanced thinking and resources.

We care deeply about the health, well-being, and development of our employees, so we have invested in many practices to ensure that employees total health is focused upon, to promote and empower a healthy balanced lifestyle.

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I started at KCAS as an Analyst 1 in the Alkaline Hematin department in 2017. The lab manager at the time saw my résumé and wanted to give me a chance in this company. I am glad they did! So much has transpired since the day of my interview four years ago. I’ve been able to train in QC and as a PI (principal investigator), as well as in LBA (ligand-binding assay). That training led to a role as a Principal Investigator and I learned so much about the “behind the scenes” part of the analyses during this period. Since then I have had the opportunity to do tissue homogenization and processing, more plate-based assays, and ELISAs, as well as to learn more about cellular health and how cells react to environmental changes. I’ve also had opportunities to train many of the newer employees, which has led me to become a Technical Trainer, my current role, where I get to meet all the new employees and help them develop and grow in a company I enjoy working for, and I hope they enjoy working for this company too. I am so glad KCAS gave me that first chance when they hired me and all the opportunities since then!

EH – Technical Trainer and Principal Investigator

I came to KCAS to start a new group from scratch and utilize all my experience in both hard and soft skills I have acquired over the last three decades. These include bioanalytical chemistry, instrumentation, team building, to name a few categories. The opportunity to build a team from scratch is rare; so when presented with that, I jumped at it. In my role, I get the chance to function both on the science and the business side as well as mentor and develop my team. I’ve also been selected to be involved with integrating a new company we acquired, had the chance to interact with company advisory boards, and represented KCAS as part of the BioKansas industry Immersion Day. I really have appreciated that ay KCAS, we base our decisions on what is coming, on a forecast, vs a look backwards type of approach. This means that if we see a surge coming or new business being needed, we hire and acquire instrumentation to meet those new demands and do not have to wait for the following year to take action. KCAS has given me many opportunities to learn and grow and to be successful!

HG, PhD – Senior Director Pharma Discovery

KCAS is a thriving, growing company, willing to embrace change through process improvements. Support is always provided to be successful in our teams, either through hiring additional talent, developing new processes to improve efficiency, or purchasing much needed equipment to better handle the workload. Although KCAS continues to grow, an atmosphere of comradery remains. Over the past six months I have enjoyed developing many new professional relationships while working together with supporting teams with a common goal to deliver high quality data. I am confident there are exciting things in store!

LG – Senior Scientist

I’ve been at KCAS for 1 year, having come here for the opportunity to return back to large molecule. KCAS was also attractive due to all of its offerings in pharma, biopharma and discovery. For me, it was important to be a part of the change that KCAS is experiencing due to our rapid growth, and I enjoy working with clients to support their drug programs which in turn could improve the lives of many. I’ve also appreciated that in my role I am not siloed and I instead get to develop methods, conduct validations, and analyze samples which gives me better understanding of the drug development process and is great personal career development.

YT – Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator

Picture Yourself at KCAS

At KCAS, we are more than great science. We enjoy what we do and have fun together. Browse through some of our candid photos from employees to see what our environment is like!

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