Assistant Researcher Senior - 15898BR

Assistant Researcher Senior

Higuchi Biosciences Center
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Protein Production Group (PPG, a University Core Facility) has an open position of Lab Technician for cloning and protein production. The PPG focuses on the cloning, expression and purification of bacterial and mammalian proteins for investigators in the state of Kansas, and especially those directly associated with KU. For further information please see Website:

Job Description

30% - Conduct research in cloning genes and making constructs for proteins expression.

50% - Conduct research in protein expression and purification.

10% - Purchasing supplies and managing inventory.

10% - Keeping detailed notes and records pertaining to all research work, and writing detailed final reports for the project.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree (by time of appointment) in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, bio-engineering or a related field, and three (3) years of related experience.
  2. Evidence of lab training, or has experience in (1) DNA cloning and site-directed mutagenesis and (2) protein expression and purification, as evidenced in application materials.
  3. Strong written communication skills, as evidenced in application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in biochemistry, bio-engineering or closely related field.
  2. Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, microbiology or closely related field plus at least half year of full-time laboratory experience in cloning and protein expression and purification.
  3. Experience in any or all of the following: large-scale expression and purification of protein; enzyme assays using UV or fluorescence; DNA cloning, site-directed mutagenesis and use of Ligation Independent Cloning; use of mammalian expression systems; use of affinity, size exclusion and ion exchange chromatography; use of SDS-PAGE electrophoresis or FPLC.
  4. Experience organizing data and preparing reports using standard presentation software (e.g. Microsoft Office).
  5. Strong oral communication skills.

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 date begins November 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Philip Gao, Ph.D., Research Lab Directory
Protein Production Core Laboratory
Del Shankel Structural Biology Center
2034 Becker Drive, Room 1095
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66047
Phone: (785) 864-1825 (office); (785) 864-3406 (lab)
Fax: (785) 864-8141

Advertised Salary Range

$36,731 minimum

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