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Kansas State University
Posted: 05/28/2021
Research Technician (Biology)

Research Technician (Biology)

Department: 3670020060 Biology

Job no: 510721

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences

Pay Grade: 04B

About This Role:

The Division of Biology seeks a highly motivated person to support research in Molecular Microbiology with Dr. Thomas Platt. This position involves contributing to a research project studying the fitness costs and benefits of bacterial virulence factors and will include applying molecular biology, cell culture, and animal model techniques. Duties include conducting research, the collection, organization and analysis of data, maintenance of cell cultures and bacterial strains, ordering supplies, and working with other researchers. This individual will work closely with the PI to carry out the research project and coordinate lab operations.

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:

• High School diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field

• Experience with molecular biology laboratory research

• Experience with microbiology research

• Experience with data and metadata organization

• Good critical thinking and communication skills

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 describing motivation and qualifications for this position

• Resume

• Three professional references with contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Rate Range:

$14.04-$18.00 per hour

Pay will commensurate with education and experience.

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: May 28, 2021

Application Closes: Open until filled

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