Research Assistant

The University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, MO (30+ days ago)4.0


Assist with research-related tasks involving utilization of mice, organ harvest, RNA isolation, RT-PCR, molecular cloning, and cell culture work. Assist in the management of laboratory operations, ordering and quality control.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in biology. Strong work ethic, effective communication skills and desire to learn. Previous experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Previous experience with molecular biology, cell culture techniques, animal handling, and organ/tissue collection.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with protein expression and purification, electrophoresis, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, transfection, genotyping, animal surgery.

Environment Laboratory Physical Requirements Light Probation Status
Subject to the regulations of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents and the University of Kansas Medical Center, I understand and agree that I may be subject to a probation period and during the probation period I serve at the pleasure of the Executive Vice Chancellor of KUMC and my employment may be ended at any time during that period.

Hiring Range EEO Statement
KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Job Duties
Description of Job Duty
Work in conjunction with the PI to maintain day-to-day operation of the laboratory, including maintaining laboratory inventory and ordering of supplies.

Job Duties
Description of Job Duty
Perform routine molecular biology techniques to generate various expression vectors. Assist in laboratory experiments to isolate DNA, RNA and/or protein and perform PCR, qPCR, and/or Western analysis.

Job Duties
Description of Job Duty
Assist in genotyping, maintenance and phenotypic characterization of transgenic animals.

Job Duties
Description of Job Duty
Prepare summary of research experiments in format suitable for publication/presentation. Prepare figures, graphs, photographs etc. with relevant research data.

Job Duties
Description of Job Duty
Perform additional laboratory duties as assigned.