Molecular Researcher Assistant - 22787BR

Molecular Researcher Assistant

Department: 
KS Biological Survey
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
On-Site
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Kansas Biological Survey seeks fulltime lab research assistant to support research in the ecology and evolution of plant-microbiome interactions at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS). The research assistant will be primarily responsible for molecular analyses of plant and soil microbiome changes along gradients of precipitation and land-use and pathogen and AM fungal influence on plant productivity.
A successful candidate will have knowledge of molecular techniques, including DNA extraction, PCR amplification, and sequence analysis.

This position works on-site but remote work may be considered per mutual agreement between the department and selected candidate.

Job Description

60% - Research
DNA extraction, amplification, quantification, and purification. Preparation of samples for illumina sequencing. Assist in sequence analysis and analyses of plant microbiome experiments, as well as supporting other lab activities as necessary.

15% - Collaboration
Assist the principal investigator in providing experimental and technical supervision of one or more technician, working with graduate students and/or post-doctoral researchers and/or fellows.

15% - Laboratory Management
Ordering supplies and managing systems to allow efficient operation of laboratory spaces. Maintain and produce documents on laboratory operating procedures.

10% - Data management and reporting
Manage illumina sequence databases and computer systems. Maintain data from experiments.

Position Requirements

This position works on-site but remote work may be considered per mutual agreement between the department and selected candidate.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, genetics, biology, botany, ecology, agronomy, range science or related field.
  2. Academic or industrial laboratory experience (minimum 1 year) in biology, botany, ecology, agronomy, range science or related field.
  3. Demonstrated aptitude of molecular techniques and sterile technique outlined in application material.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  2. Experience with bioinformatics
  3. Good written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete application includes: online application form, resume, cover letter and names and contact information for 3 professional references.

Application review begins on August 2, 2022 and will continue until a qualified applicant poll is identified. To ensure priority consideration, apply before the review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Peggy Schultz, pschultz@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

39,000

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm

Application Review Begins

02-Aug-2022

Anticipated Start Date

22-Aug-2022

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
22787BR
Department:
KS Biological Survey
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
On-Site
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
02-Aug-2022