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Research Associate (Biology)

Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 504692
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Applied Sciences, Natural / Physical Sciences, Research / Scientific / Grants

About This Role:

The Division of Biology seeks a highly motivated person to conduct research to investigate mechanisms of insect virus pathogenesis.

This project includes identifying viral and host genes that are important in modulating virus infection and will include molecular biology and cell culture techniques.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Biology is one of the largest research units at Kansas State University averaging $10M in extramural funding per year.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or related science field
  • Two years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Laboratory experience and productivity (international publication)
  • Excellent technical, organizational verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to understand primary literature
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Experience in molecular biology field
  • Ability to interpret/critique primary literature
  • Experience in virology

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

$44,150 - $77,250 ($21.22-$37.14/hr)

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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