Assistant Researcher Senior

Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS
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Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Position Overview

This position is in the Macromolecule and Vaccine Stabilization Center (MVSC). The MVSC is focused on the characterization, stabilization and formulation development of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines (recombinant proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, inactivated and live viruses/bacteria antigens) for a wide variety of clients and collaborators from academia, industry, government agencies and non-profit groups.

Job Description

70%  Perform experiments as directed or trained.  These duties include carrying out directed as well as original research experiments relative to the mission of the lab. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to perform experiments on an individual basis that pertain to current research topics in the laboratory. Design experiments employing techniques such as cell culture, qPCR, and viral plaque assays Keep accurate and detailed records of experiments performed.
10%  Routine lab management - These duties include but are not limited to the evaluation and maintenance of laboratories stocks and supplies, including ordering of supplies, management of laboratory records and laboratory documents, equipment maintenance and coordination of BL2 lab safety documents.
10%  Write reports - These duties include graphing and presenting data, writing technical reports for the lab, and preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs).
10%  Assist other laboratory members with experiments. These duties will include assisting other members of the laboratory under the discretion of the principal investigator or other members of the laboratory.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in the field of virology, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field.
  • 5+ years of Academic or industrial laboratory experience in the field of virology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields.
  • Experience in lab management including maintaining laboratory notebooks/data baes and calibrating analytical instrumentation.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of virology and/or microbiology as demonstrated by appropriate laboratory experience and/or relevant coursework.
  • Academic or industrial experience developing and running qPCR assays and fluorescence microscopy.
  • Academic or industrial experience in physicochemical techniques including CD, fluorescence, DLS and particle characterization techniques as well as SDS-PAGE and HPLC techniques (SEC, ion-exchange).
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a collaborative research effort.
  • Experience using Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and data analysis using various other software packages (i.e., Origin, MatLab).  Must be able to use the Internet to perform scientific literature searches.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Emily Thomas Dykes 785-864-4937

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application includes: an online application through KU employment website, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  The cover letter and resume should clearly indicate how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.

    Review of applications begins April 12, 2019. Applications accepted until position is filled.

    Advertised Salary Range

    Minimum $36,731 / commensurate with qualifications and experience

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    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    Mon - Fri, 8:00 - 5:00


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