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Research Assistant - Molecular (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory)

Apply now Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Job no: 509285
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 06B

About this Role:

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Research Assistant. The position is to develop and validate molecular diagnostic assays for the detection and differentiation of animal, zoonotic and foodborne pathogens. The position also provides diagnostic services using existing and newly developed molecular diagnostic assays.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Genomic sequence collection and analysis for targeted pathogens. Design primers to detect and differentiate different genotypes and serotypes of targeted pathogens. Analytical assessment of sensitivity and specificity of designed primers in multiplexed conditions. Provide diagnostic services using different molecular assays.
  • Draft experimental procedures, result summary, meeting abstract and manuscript.
  • Involve in routine lab maintenance activities including ordering, data backing up, BLS2 and PCR hood maintenance, and other activities.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in biology or related science field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in basic molecular biology skills, especially in PCR-related experience is required

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 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$ 17.42 - $ 29.61 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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