Research Technician (Anatomy & Physiology)

Manhattan KS
Aug 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of Anatomy and Physiology is seeking applicants for a Research Technician. This position will perform routine techniques and administrative tasks needed to progress the labs research and that of our collaborators. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description: Essential duties may include but are not necessarily limited to:
  • Maintaining lab supplies
  • Ordering and purchasing lab supplies, reagents, consumables, glassware and plastic ware, etc.
  • Maintaining safety and chemical inventory nanoparticle and cell repository, etc.
  • Maintaining, cleaning and organizing the lab and office area
  • Filling liquid nitrogen, cleaning and decontaminating the cell culture hood and incubator, etc. and other duties as assigned 

Science support duties may include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Maintaining cell cultures
  • Splitting cells
  • Freezing them down
  • Growing cells from tumor harvested from dog
  • Inoculating them onto various substrates
  • Treating cells with nanoparticles and their conjugates with drug, RNA and protein
  • Performing various routine samples analyses including but not limiting to UV and fluorescence spectroscopy, gel electrophoresis, PCR, ELISA, MTT assay, etc. 

Other duties may consist of:

  • Record-keeping and writing up experiments
  • Maintaining updated research notebook, data analysis using Microsoft Excel and other software programs
  • Other computer and data management tasks as needed as well as writing up the minutes of research group meetings and other writing tasks as assigned, writing the methods and results sections of publications and manuscripts, etc.
  • Assistance with supporting graduate and undergraduate student projects
  • Assistance with training and mentoring junior-level scientists in the lab
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma
  • Prior demonstrable laboratory experience in a relevant setting
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associates degree in chemistry, biology, and biotechnology training
  • Prior experience with routine biochemical, molecular and cellular assays as well as some familiarity with routine laboratory equipment and day-to-day conduct
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.   Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins immediately Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 26,920 - $ 45,764 Annual Salary Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.