Kansas City Researchers in Biomedical Science (KC RiBS) was established to create a network of early career scientists in the Kansas City area.  This network will serve as a communication platform for researchers to gain the support and information they need to succeed through networking opportunities and career development programming.  KC RiBS supports and advocates for the interests of early career scientists and provides the framework for researchers to build a community and support network during their time in Kansas City.

our mission

The mission of KC RiBS is to support early career biomedical research scientists in Kansas City through networking, advocacy, and career development programming.

our goals

  • Facilitate interactions and collaborations between early career scientists

  • Increase awareness of professional development and career opportunities 

  • Distribute pertinent resources for personal and career development

  • Highlight the diversity of scientific research in the Kansas City area

  • Promote community engagement between scientists and the general public

  • Facilitate retention of talent in the Kansas City life sciences sector