Assistant Researcher

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS

12624BR

Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Position Overview

This position is in the Immune Engineering Laboratory, which is focused on applying recently-developed technologies for antibody and protein drug discovery for a variety of collaborators and clients from academia, industry, government agencies and non-profit groups. http://www.dekoskylab.org/ Employees in this position will perform supervised research associated with high-throughput analyses of immune responses, and play a minor role in assisting with course instruction in related topic areas.  Example research tasks include, but are not limited to, processing of immune cells, bacterial plasmid production, protein production and purification, and functional analysis of antibody molecules.


Job Description

70%
Major responsibility #1: Perform laboratory research associated with fulfillment or preparation or grants, contracts and subcontracts.
Execute supervised experiments involving, processing of immune cells, plasmid production, protein production and purification, and functional analysis of antibody molecules, and related tasks.
15%
Major responsibility #2: Laboratory maintenance
Work with other laboratory members to maintain the cleanliness of the lab including but not limited to ordering and maintaining equipment, washing and putting away lab dishes, and other laboratory maintenance.
10%
Major responsibility #3: Student training
Train new undergraduate students and lab members in routine laboratory practices.
5%
Major responsibility #4: Course instruction assistance
Perform supervised assigned tasks related to course instruction in the schools of pharmacy and engineering.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in chemistry, biology, engineering, or a biotechnology field.
  • Academic or industrial laboratory experience (minimum 1-year) biochemistry, biology, chemistry, biophysics, pharmaceutics or a related research area.
  • Demonstrated effective written communication skills as evidenced by the application materials and CV.

  • Preferred Qualifications

    1.  Ability to carry out research tasks independently.
    2.  Ability to effectively collaborate with other research staff in the laboratory.
    3.  Dedication to scientific work and the ability to be highly productive.


    Contact Information to Applicants

    Professor Brandon Dekosky  dekosky@ku.edu


    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application includes: an online application, 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 August 23, 2018 and continues until a qualified pool of applicants has been identified. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.


    Advertised Salary Range

    commensurate with qualifications


    Application Review Begins

    23-Aug-2018


    Anticipated Start Date

    04-Sep-2018


    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence


    FLSA Status

    Nonexempt (Hourly)


    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff


    Conditions of Employment

    Contingent on Funding


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