Assistant Researcher

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


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. 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 and T cell receptor molecules.

Job Description

70% - 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 and T cell receptor molecules, and related tasks.
15% - 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% - Student training:
Train new undergraduate students and lab members in routine laboratory practices.
5% - Course instruction assistance:
Perform supervised assigned tasks related to course instruction in the schools of pharmacy and engineering.

Required Qualifications

1.  Bachelor's in chemistry, biology, engineering, or a biotechnology field.

2.  A minimum of 1 year academic or industrial laboratory experience biochemistry, biology, chemistry, biophysics, pharmaceutics or a related research area, as evidenced in application materials.

3.  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

Karen Hall

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.

Application review begins on 04/29/2019 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is assembled.

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $31,940.00

Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Work Location

University of Kansas - Lawrence

Employee Class

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday / 40 hours a week

Conditions of Employment

Contingent on Funding


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