Research Assistant

Job no: 515427
Position type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Division/Equivalent: 3670080010 Veterinary Medical Center
School/Unit: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine

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About This Role:

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a research assistant. This position manages a BSL-2 laboratory. The person hired will also help in running animal experiments in BSL-2 level of biocontainment and processing samples for virology and immunology assays.

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.


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What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in animal science, microbiology, biology, chemistry or any other relevant field.
  • Prior lab experience with basic wet lab skills, e.g., PCR, ELISA-based assays and cell culture.
  • Prior experience or strong commitment to work with animal models and in BSL-2 laboratories.
  • Well-versed with Microsoft Office, including working on excel sheet and preparing PowerPoint slides.
  • Experience in academic writing is preferred as the candidate will help in reviewing published articles, working with lab’s own manuscripts, and writing Standard Operating Procedures as well as biosafety manuals.
  • Ability to keep good records of works in the laboratory, troubleshoot general lab equipment, plan and conduct experiments independently, and write and edit posters, presentations, and manuscripts.
  • BSL-2 experience, animal handling experience, and ability to work independently.

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

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$18.13 - $21.64 per hour

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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