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Research Assistant, Zueckert Lab

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Position Information

Working Title Research Assistant, Zueckert Lab
Classification Title Research Assistant
Position Number J0030221
Hours Per Week 40
Department Microbiology
Campus Location Kansas City Metro
Student Position No
Position Summary

Assist researchers in studies involved in the pathogenesis of Lyme disease and relapsing fever caused by Borrelia spirochetes. Conduct scientific experiments, compile data and help manage lab supply orders and lab maintenance.

Required Qualifications

B.S. degree in biology, microbiology, biochemistry or related field. New graduates must provide confirmation of degree completion by hire date.

Preferred Qualifications

Some laboratory research experience preferred. Experience using standard molecular biology techniques such as PCR, cloning, DNA and protein gel electrophoresis, Southern blot hybridization, Western immunoblotting.

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.

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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

Conduct experiments involving (1) the identification and characterization of cell envelope biogenesis pathways in Borrelia spirochetes, (2) the structure-functional analysis of the Borrelia surface lipoproteome in search of novel diagnostic and protective antigens, and (3) the characterization of the transcriptional and proteomic response of Borrelia spirochetes to antibiotic stress.

Description of Job Duty

Compile scientific data derived from research projects, including preparation of data for publication.

Description of Job Duty

Support other laboratory personnel in their duties when needed.

Description of Job Duty

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae