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Kansas State University Research Associate in Manhattan, Kansas

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\ \ Research Associate\ \ Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab\ Job no: 516261\ Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)\ Location: Manhattan, Kansas\ Worksite: On-site requirement\ Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine\ Pay Grade: 08B\ \ \ About This Role:\ The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a full-time, Research Associate. This position is for a BSL-2 laboratory Research Associate, whose primary responsibility is to conduct diagnostic and research-related laboratory activities needed for the test, implementation, improvement, development and validation of bioinformatics workflows and pipelines as directed by the Section Head, with primary focus on NGS dry lab work. The position requires the individual to display critical thinking, independent judgement, and the ability to organize information. Job responsibilities include the operation and completion of complex, multi-step bioinformatics workflows including, but not limited those required for NGS data download and management, raw and processed NGS data analysis, de novo assembly, reads mapping to reference genomes, pathogen identification, taxonomic assignment, molecular phylogeny and phylodynamics, genomic epidemiology, genomic surveillance, among others. Run complete NGS workflows involving data analysis and interpretation for veterinary diagnostics, using data generated from multiple NGS platforms and instruments, such as but not limited to Illumina, Oxford Nanopore and PacBio. The incumbent will be expected to engage activities concerning laboratory maintenance, such as taking inventory of supplies, attending educational meetings, training and assisting undergraduate students and eventually other tasks related to laboratory safety and compliance.\ \ 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 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.{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}\ \ 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:

  • Master\'s degree and two years of relevant experience.

\ Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD Degree in bioinformatics, molecular biology, molecular virology, veterinary microbiology, computer sciences or related field.
  • Competent computer skills
  • Strong background and experience in molecular/bioinformatics laboratory, NGS tools and workflows applied to molecular veterinary diagnostics sequencing data analysis from platforms like Illumina, Oxford Nanopore and Pac io.
  • Advanced/proficient experience with coding languages and systems such as those listed below, but not limited to them: Bash scripting, Python, NextFlow, Perl, Linux, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, C/C++.
  • Previous experience with the analysis of large NGS files and datasets, pathogen identification, phylodynamics, molecular epidemiology, transcriptomics, microbial genomics.
  • Experience developing coding-based bioinformatics pipelines and workflows.

\ 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:\ \$48,848-\$85,460 annually (\$23.48 - \$41.09 hourly)\ \ Equal Employment Opportunity:\ Kansas State University is an Equal Oppo