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Kansas State University Research Assistant in Manhattan, Kansas

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rResearch Assistant


r Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog

Job no: 513018

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine

Pay Grade: 06B


rAbout This Role:

The department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant. This Research Assistant position for BSL-2, BSL-3 Zoonotic and infectious viral projects, includes working with animals at the BSL-2 and BSL-3 level of bio-containment.


+ Animal handling and necropsy in BSL-2, BSL-3, ABSL3, and BSL-3Ag level of biocontainment. Be awarded and maintain the Department of Justice clearance for Select Agents. Order and maintain general consumable supplies for all laboratories. Assist undergraduate students with research projects to include teaching techniques, troubleshooting and assuring completion of research projects.

+ Perform molecular assays using routine molecular biology techniques in the BSL-2 and BSL-3 level of bio-containment. Perform such assays as RT-PCR, PCR, cloning, cell culture maintenance, viral stock propagation and maintenance, laboratory equipment and maintenance. Maintain laboratory notebook with all work performed. Perform reverse genetic assays for the propagation of viruses. Perform genomic sequencing utilizing existing equipment. Analyze data for presentations to PI or other laboratory team members.

+ Write and update existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Biosafety manuals. Assist in the inspection of laboratories maintained by the PI to include BSL-2 and BSL-3 level of biocontainment. Participate in the selection of future employees or students.

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 (https://apptrkr.com/get\_redirect.php?id=3064338&targetURL=https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview/)

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:

+ BS or equivalent in biological field of study such as Animal Science, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry or a related field.

+ Microsoft Office knowledge and skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ BSL-2 and/or BSL-3 experience

+ Animal handling experience

+ 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:

+ Resume

+ Cover letter

+ Contact information for three professio al references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$18.12 - $30.20 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.


rAdvertised: May 09, 2022

rApplication Closes: Open until filled


rTo apply, visit https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/513018/research-assistant (https://apptrkr.com/3064338)







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