Assistant Researcher

Position Overview

This position is available at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. The research project is cancer biology and immunotherapy. The successful candidate will be required to participate in the research projects currently underway in Dr. Liang Xu's laboratory including, but not limited to, cancer biology, immunology, and immunotherapy studies.

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Job Description

  • Establish and maintain laboratory experiments using basic cell biology and molecular biology skills. Specific duties may involve
    1. Testing small molecule compounds in tissue culture, flow cytometry and cell analysis, Western blot, etc.
    2. Small animal studies with tumor models.
    3. Gene transfection and qPCR technique.
On-job training is available.
  • Place orders for the lab, perform literature search, manage data, analyze experimental results, interpret and present experimental results.
  • Assist in supervising students, provide general assistance to postdoctoral researchers and graduate students.
  • Maintain certain laboratory equipment and record keeping.
  • Assure compliance with safety programs; other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of applications, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in resume, and (3) information provided from professional references:
1. B.S. degree in molecular cell biology, immunology, or related field.
2. Familiarity with basic laboratory instrumentation.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with animal tumor models, cancer biology, or immunology.
2. Strong organizational skills.
3. Good written and oral communication skills.
4. Ability to complete work in a timely manner.
5. Proficiency with word processing, power point and spreadsheet software.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes:
  • Cover letter outlining relevant experience and interest in the position
  • CV/resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications
  • Contact information for three professional references.
Cover letter, resume, and reference information should be attached as a single document.

Application review will begin on May 15, 2023 and continue until a successful applicant is identified. To ensure first consideration, please apply by May 14, 2023.

Contact Information to Applicants

Liang Xu

Advertised Salary Range

$31,940.00 Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

Monday May 15, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Thursday June 1, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  24719BR
  • Department:  Molecular Biosciences
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  15-May-2023

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