Assistant Researcher - 17515BR

Assistant Researcher

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

Position Overview

The Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, seeks an assistant researcher with experience and/or interest in molecular biology and genetics of the model organism nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans. This position is contingent upon funding. The applicant should be motivated, organized, detail-oriented, work well with others, have a willingness to learn, and be able to participate in many different lab activities.

Job Description

  • 35% Oversee and complete general lab tasks such as solution and media preparation. Oversee general lab organization and cleanliness, oversee lab supply needs, and conduct ordering of laboratory supplies and reagents.
  • 35% Manage the records and curation of laboratory C. elegans strain collection and other laboratory collections including plasmids and oligonucleotide primers.
  • 30% Conduct experiments related to ongoing projects in the lab under supervision by senior lab PI. These experiments involve C. elegans functional transcriptomics, genetics, microscopy, and molecular biology.

Required Qualifications

  1. B.S. in Biology or related field.
  2. Demonstrated experience with molecular biology laboratory techniques as evidenced by application materials.
  3. Strong organizational and communication skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working in a molecular biology research laboratory.
  2. Experience with organizing and maintaining laboratory records.
  3. Experience with laboratory ordering.
  4. Experience working with C. elegans.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes a cover letter describing qualifications for the position including organizational skills, resume, and list of 3 professional references.

Application review begins on August 12, 2020 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Erik Lundquist
(erikl@ku.edu)

Advertised Salary Range

$35,000

Application Review Begins

12-Aug-2020

Anticipated Start Date

07-Sep-2020

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
17515BR
Department:
Molecular Biosciences
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
12-Aug-2020