Research Assistant

Manhattan KS
Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

Research Assistant. Applications are invited for a laboratory technician to work on an NIMH funded R01 grant examining behavioral interventions to promote self-control in rats. The proposed experiments will assess the efficacy and mechanism of action of time- and reward-based interventions designed to mitigate impulsive choice behavior.

Information about the College/Unit:

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.

The Successful Candidate will:

The successful candidate should possess prior experience in handling and care of domestic and/or laboratory animals.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field is required prior to the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience with laboratory operant behavioral analysis techniques with non-human animals, basic computer programming skills (e.g., Med-PC, Matlab), good computer software skills (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint), prior experience with data analysis, project management and/or mentoring experiences, the ability to work as part of a team, previous laboratory experience, and good communication skills are preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$34,071 – $57,921

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.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.