Research Assistant (Clinical Sciences)

Manhattan KS
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of Clinical Sciences with the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applications for a Research Assistant. This position is responsible for sample collection and preparation of samples for bacterial isolation and identification as well as the preparation of media, reagents, and chemicals for bacterial assays.  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:

-Sample collection and preparation of samples for bacterial isolation and identification. Preparation of media, reagents, and chemicals for bacterial assays.

-Helping with the antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacterial isolates. Ideal candidate will work independently and as part of a team.

-Isolation of bacterial genomic DNA and preparation of DNA samples for further analyses.

-General laboratory maintenance tasks (Bacterial strains, freezer logs, and laboratory records) 

Required Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Biology, Microbiology  Preferred Qualifications:

-DVM degree or its equivalent

-Familiarity of working with animals and animal health related research in a laboratory setting is a plus.  

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 of applications begins immediately    Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 16.38 - $ 27.85 per hour 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.