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Kansas State University
Posted: 10/1/2021
Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Department: 3670010110 Plant Pathology
Job no: 511519
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:
The Nouri lab in the Department of Plant Pathology is seeking a full-time research assistant to conduct virology-related experiments at the bench, growth chamber, and greenhouse.

Position duties include

• performing molecular virology experiments related to plant (wheat) and insect viruses. Experiments require skills including RNA isolation and sequencing, RT-(q)PCR, cloning, plasmid purification, and northern and western blotting.

• maintaining plant and insect colonies

• managing lab orders.

Some weekend hours may be required.
Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in biology or microbiology with 5 years lab experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's degree in virology, microbiology, or plant pathology highly preferred.

• Molecular biology experience, including skills in RNA isolation, RT-(q)PCR, cloning, RNA-seq, library preparation, northern and western blotting.

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:

• Cover letter
• CV
• Name and contact information for 3 professional references
Screening of Applications Begins:
Screening begins immediately. For best consideration, apply by October 17, 2021

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

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.

Advertised: Sep 27, 2021