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Research Assistant (Anatomy & Physiology)

Apply now Department: 3670080020 Anatomy & Physiology
Job no: 507403
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 06B

About this Role:

The Department of Anatomy & Physiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant. This position is for a highly motivated and detail oriented individual who will assist in research in producing monoclonal antibodies and developing diagnostic tools for high impact swine viral infectious diseases. The successful candidate will plan and conduct experiments, keep laboratory records and write/edit manuscripts and articles, complete diagnostic tests and determine, carryout and modify methods, procedures and techniques.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. 

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • This position will assist in research in producing monoclonal antibodies and developing diagnostic tools for high impact swine viral infectious diseases.
  • The individual will perform antigen preparation, mouse immunization, generation and screening of monoclonal antibodies, development of diagnostic assays with the direct guidance from the Research Project Manager and PI.
  • Technical skills include cell culture, immunoassays (ELISA, western blot and immune-fluorescence), and basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, plasmid propagation and cloning).
  • Responsibilities will also include ordering lab supplies, and helping research scientists, junior postdoc and graduate students.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a biomedical field
  • Two or more years laboratory experience in animal experiments, ELISA, Western Blot, cell culture, PCR and RT-PCR
  • Ability to write technical reports and Standard Operating Procedures

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately 

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$ 17.05 - $ 28.97 per hour 

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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