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Research Assistant (Biology)

Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 507917
Work type:
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Natural / Quantitative Sciences
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

Part-time Research Assistant to assist with the ongoing research and maintenance in the laboratory of Dr. Zhilong Yang.

The position to understand poxvirus replication and host interaction. Specifically, how poxvirus efficiently produces proteins. The study mainly uses the vaccinia virus as the research model and involves in many molecular and mammalian cell culture techniques.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Biology awards undergraduate degrees in three areas (Biology, Microbiology, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology) and currently serves over 800 majors. Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us), a pleasant community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City.  Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, athletic events, and a rich program in the performing arts.  Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment, and communications.

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, the 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:

  • Bachelors degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a research lab with microbiological, cell biological, molecular or biochemical techniques.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references

 Screening of      Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Pay Rate:        

Anticipated range is $17.05 - $20.00 per hour

Dependent on experience and qualification

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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