Research Technician

Manhattan KS
Aug 24, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

 A Research Technician position is available to work in a Behavioral Neuroscience laboratory directed by Dr. Mary Cain.  The position will involve working on a grant funded by the National Institutes of General Medicine to study the effects of adolescent ethanol exposure in rats.

Information about the Department:

 The Department of Psychological Sciences, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has 15 full-time faculty members who are active researchers and also serve more than 500 undergraduate majors, many of whom are involved in research.  The Department has an extensive Ph.D. program with four major areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive, Industrial/Organizational, and Social. Additional details about the department are available at:

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

 This position is a Research Technician role working on an NIH grant awarded to Dr. Mary Cain. This position will primarily collect behavioral data using rodent models, perform rodent surgeries, provide post-operative care to rodents, conduct animal care and use activities, maintain essential records, and assist with data entry. The position reports to Dr. Cain. The activities center on the successful completion of the NIH award.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

 This position requires a High School Diploma (or work equivalent).

Preferred Qualifications:

 A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field is preferred prior to the time of appointment. Experience with laboratory behavioral and surgical procedures, basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and MedPC, experience in working as a member of a team, experience working in a laboratory setting, good organizational skills, good communication skills.

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:

 Immediately and until position is filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

 $26,920 - $45,764

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.