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Research Assistant

Apply now Department: 3670010110 Plant Pathology
Job no: 512643
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

The Nouri lab in the Department of Plant Pathology is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to conduct virology-related experiments at the bench, growth chamber, and greenhouse.

Position duties include:

  • Independently designing and conducting research experiments relating to plant and insect viruses. Experiments require RNA isolation and sequencing, RT-(q)PCR, and cloning.

  • Maintaining plants and insect colonies in the greenhouse and growth chambers.

  • Ordering lab supplies and supervising undergraduate assistants.
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:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and 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.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology or Plant Pathology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years lab experience
  • Master's degree in Microbiology, Biology, or Plant Pathology
    Molecular biology experience, including skills in RNA isolation, RT-(q)PCR, and cloning

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately. For best consideration, apply by 08/12/2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$18.27 - $21.15 per hour ($38,000 - 44,000)

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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