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Research Assistant / Research Associate (Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases)

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 510467
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 06B

About this Role:

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant OR Research Associate. This position will support the recently funded projects from federal and foundation sources and also to get involved in the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases (CEVBD)-funded newly developed research projects with the intended goal of generating preliminary data needed for the future grant proposals.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

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:

Assist with laboratory management, equipment maintenance, placing orders and receiving chemicals and reagents.

  • At the Research Assistant level: Assist and work with other technical staff in performing cell culture, molecular biology and protein analysis experiments and also participate in experiments involving animals and ticks.
  • At the level of Research Associate: Conduct research independently as per the guidance of Dr. Ganta. Also collaborate with other technical staff in performing cell culture and molecular biology, and protein analysis experiments and also participate in experiments involving animals and ticks.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Research Assistant: Bachelors Degree

Research Associate: Masters Degree in any area of biology/microbiology and two years of experience in cell culture, molecular biology, immunology, protein studies or vivo studies with obligate bacteria

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in any area of biology/microbiology
  • Prior research experience in any field of biology

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:

Research Assistant: $ 36,240 - $ 40,000 annual salary

Research Associate: $ 40,000 - $ 55,000 annual salary

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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