Molecular Researcher Assistant - 22787BR
Molecular Researcher Assistant
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.
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.
- Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, genetics, biology, botany, ecology, agronomy, range science or related field.
- Academic or industrial laboratory experience (minimum 1 year) in biology, botany, ecology, agronomy, range science or related field.
- Demonstrated aptitude of molecular techniques and sterile technique outlined in application material.
- Experience in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
- Experience with bioinformatics
- Good written communication skills as demonstrated by application materials.
Additional Candidate Instructions
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.