Assistant Researcher

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

Job posting number: #7224568

Posted: March 4, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

50% - Conducting Experiments
Conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments (e.g., immunohistochemistry, confocal, microscopy, ELISA, flow-cytometry, ELISpot assay, or qPCR) to analyze the effectiveness of different biopharmaceutical formulations.
15% - Collaboration with Lab Members
Participate in regular communications with the PI via lab meetings and personal meetings.
Work in coordination with other members of the lab staff to achieve research objectives. Share expertise and contribute to a collaborative and dynamic research environment.
15% - Laboratory Management
Order and maintain laboratory supplies.
Establish then follow laboratory quality control and quality assurance policies and procedures, including appropriate documentation.
Manage Lab's social media and outreach activities.
5% - Writing Reports and Papers
Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and compiling grant submissions as well as other documentation necessary for laboratory compliance.
5% - Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, bioengineering, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, or other related field OR a high school diploma/GED and four years of related experience.
Minimum one (1) year of laboratory experience, as demonstrated by previous work history.
Working knowledge of molecular biology techniques for protein, RNA and DNA (e.g., PCR) as demonstrated in application materials and interview.
Experience in poymer and nanoparticle synthesis as demonstrated by previous work history.
Demonstrated work experience with mammalian, microbial cell culture or animal handling.
Work experience that required strong quantitative analysis skills, including statistics and data presentation (GraphPad, OriginPro) as demonstrated in application materials.
Work experience that required organization skills.
Strong communication skills, as demonstrated in application materials and interview.

Preferred Qualifications

Project management experience.
Experience in developing new standard operating procedures through literature searches.

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