Assistant Researcher - 16459BR

Assistant Researcher

Department: 
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department at the University of Kansas is seeking an Assistant Researcher for the Vaccine Analytics and Formulation Center. https://vafc.ku.edu

Job Description

70% - Perform experiments as directed or trained.
These duties include carrying out directed as well as original research experiments relative to the mission of the lab. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to perform experiments on an individual basis that pertain to current research topics in the laboratory. Design experiments employing techniques such as cell culture, qPCR, and viral plaque assays. Keep accurate and detailed records of experiments performed.

10% - Routine lab management
These duties include but are not limited to the evaluation and maintenance of laboratories stocks and supplies, including ordering of supplies, management of laboratory records and laboratory documents, equipment maintenance and coordination of BL2 lab safety documents.

10% - Write reports

These duties include graphing and presenting data, writing technical reports for the lab, and preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs).

10% - Assist other laboratory members with experiments
These duties will include assisting other members of the laboratory under the discretion of the principal investigator or other members of the laboratory.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, pharmaceutics or related fields.
  2. Minimum 1 year Academic or industrial laboratory experience in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, biophysics, pharmaceutics or related research areas as evidenced in application materials.
  3. Demonstrated effective written communication skills as evidenced by the application materials and CV.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in the field of virology (preferred), biology microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field.
  2. Knowledge of virology and/or microbiology as demonstrated by appropriate laboratory experience and/or relevant coursework.
  3. Academic or industrial experience developing and running qPCR assays and fluorescence microscopy.
  4. Academic or industrial experience in physiochemical techniques including CD, fluorescence, DLS and particle characterization techniques as well as SDS-PAGE and HPLC techniques (SEC, ion-exchange).
  5. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a collaborative research effort.
  6. Experience using Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and data analysis using various other software packages (i.e., Origin, MatLab). Must be able to use the Internet to perform scientific literature searches.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review will begin on July 20, 2020 and continue until a qualified applicant has been selected.

Contact Information to Applicants

Emily Thomas-Dykes
ethomasdykes@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

salary commensurate upon experience

Application Review Begins

30-Jul-2020

Anticipated Start Date

01-Sep-2020

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
16459BR
Department:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
30-Jul-2020