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Research Technician

Apply now Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Job no: 514942
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 04B

About This Role:

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Technician. This position is the Mailroom/Processing Lead. Its primary duties entail performing all aspects of Rabies Serology pre-analytical work (receive and open packages from couriers and delivery services, organize and accession samples (human and animal biological fluids), data entry, rack and data entry verification, other pre-testing procedures such as aliquoting, heat inactivation, and sample storage). In addition to performing pre-analytical work, the Lead will oversee the student workers in the mailroom, collaborate with other mailroom staff members, and train new Rabies Lab employees (student and staff) in mailroom and processing procedures. The successful applicant must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as possessing the ability to work as a team member and team lead, simultaneously. This mailroom receives a high volume of samples and thus requires the ability to work and enter data quickly while maintaining excellent attention to details.

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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in a Biological or Laboratory Science field
  • Experience in a Clinical Laboratory environment
  • Experience managing students, supervising, or training
  • Excellent written and oral, interpersonal, organization and communication skills

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 three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$14.61- $20.00 hourly

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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