Research Assistant - Yu Lab

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Position Information

Working Title Research Assistant - Yu Lab
Classification Title Research Assistant
Position Number M0203317
Hours Per Week 40
Department Kidney Institute
Campus Location Kansas City Metro
Student Position No
Position Summary

The employee will provide technical support for federally and privately funded studies for Alan Yu’s lab. Dr. Yu directs a research program that investigates renal tubule physiology and diseases. A current focus is on understanding the molecular and structural basis of paracellular epithelial transport and its regulation. This individual will be involved in management of the lab, maintenance of colonies of mice with genetic mutations, cell culture and molecular and cell biology studies.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, plus two years of relevant experience in mouse breeding and genotyping.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with recombinant plasmid DNA preparation, RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction), immunoblotting, tissue culture, immunohistochemistry.

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

Design and conduct experiments under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI).

Description of Job Duty

Mouse breeding, genotyping, small animal experimentation and tissue collection for Dr. Yu and PKD Rodent Core studies.

Description of Job Duty

Perform basic molecular and cell biology techniques such as DNA and RNA extractions, RT-PCR, immunoblot analysis, immunofluorescence staining and tissue culture.

Description of Job Duty

Assist with overall organization and maintenance of laboratory. Order supplies for lab and Kidney Institute shared resources.

Description of Job Duty

Schedule maintenance and troubleshoot Kidney Institute shared equipment.

Description of Job Duty

Perform other duties assigned by the principal investigator.

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Documents Needed To Apply

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