Research Assistant, Gudima Lab View
The University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, KS

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The Lab of Dr. Gudima at the Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology of the University of Kansas Medical Center currently has a position for a research assistant. We are looking for a highly qualified exceptional dedicated individual, who has a passion for scientific research, a desire of conducting independent studies, and proven abilities of creativity, multitasking and problem solving. The research will focus on the mechanisms of hepadnavirus infection/hepatitis delta virus infection, and their relation to liver carcinogenesis. These studies at least in part aim toward understanding the determinants of maintenance of chronic infection, and their importance to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Work involves use of cellular and animal models for infections/HCC development. The candidates for a research assistant must have a BA or BS degree in molecular virology, molecular biology or other related life science. Experience in the HBV/HDV area of research is highly desirable. Proficiency in molecular biology and virology techniques is essential.

This position will be a limited term appointment.

Required Qualifications

BA or BS degree in molecular virology, molecular biology or other related life science. New graduates must provide confirmation of degree completion by hire date.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the HBV/HDV area of research is highly desirable. Proficiency in molecular biology and virology techniques is essential.

Instructions for applying

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Duty (1) Description

Design and perform experiments in HBV/HDV field of research, which will involve molecular biology and virology techniques under the guidance of Dr. Gudima.

Duty (1) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (2) Description

Assist other lab members with ongoing research projects.

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Essential

Duty (3) Description

Maintain records, logs and reports documenting laboratory activities.

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Essential

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Other duties as assigned.

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Marginal

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Mental/Cognitive Requirements:
Communication

Comprehend and use basic language, either written or spoken, to communicate information and ideas

Yes

Comprehend and use technical or professional language, either written or spoken, to communicate complex ideas

Yes

Calculation

Perform numerical operations using basic counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing

Yes

Perform Complex quantitative calculations or reasoning using algebra, geometry, statistics, or abstract symbols

Yes

Problem Solving

Formulate and apply appropriate course of action for routine or familiar situations

Yes

Use logic to define problem, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information and deal with abstract variables for unique or unfamiliar situations

Yes

Other Mental/Cognitive Requirements (please describe)

Physical Activities

Repetitive Motion - Repeating movements of arms, hands, wrists

Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

Talk - Express or exchange ideas verbally

Frequently (2.5 to 5.5 hours/day)

Hear - Perceive sound by ear

Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

See - Obtain impressions through the eye

Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

Level of physical activity

Sedentary

Physical Requirements

Kneel- Bend legs at knee, come to rest on knees

Crouch/Squat - Bend body down and forward, bending legs and spine

Crawl - Move on hands, knees and feet

Climb - Ascend/descend ladders, stairs, ramps

Sit

Stand

Walk - Move about on foot

Average distance per shift

Stoop - Bend downward and forward at waist

Lift - Raise or lower 10 lbs. from one level to another

Lift - Raise or lower 25 lbs. from one level to another

Carry - Transport an object

Push - Press with steady force, thrust objects forward, downward, outward

Pull - Drag or tug objects

Turn/twist - Move a body part in circular motion

Bend - Bend downward and forward by bending the spine at waist

Balance - Exceeding ordinary body equilibrium

Reach - Extend hands and arms in any direction

Handle - Seize, hold, turn with hands

Ability to distinguish color

Other Physical Activity (please describe)

Average amount of time for other physical activity

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