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

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Assist researchers in studies involved in the pathogenesis of Lyme disease and relapsing fever. Conduct scientific experiments, compile data and manage ordering lab supplies and lab maintenance.

This position will be a limited term appointment.

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

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

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THE FOLLOWING FIELDS ARE USED FOR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION

Duty (1) Description

Conduct experiments involving (1) the characterization of the lipoprotein export machinery in Borrelia burgdorfei, and (2) the identification and characterization of cell envelope biogenesis pathways in Borrelia burgdorfei.

Duty (1) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (2) Description

Order supplies; maintain equipment and laboratory supply inventories, laboratory records related to animal inventories, radiosotopes and other regulatory functions; prepare growth media solutions and other laboratory reagents.

Duty (2) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (3) Description

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

Duty (3) Essential or Marginal

Essential

Duty (4) Description

Assist in training of new technical personnel and students as needed.

Duty (4) Essential or Marginal

Marginal

Duty (5) Description

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Duty (5) Essential or Marginal

Marginal

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Duty (6) Essential or Marginal

Duty (7) Description

Duty (7) Essential or Marginal

Duty (8) Description

Duty (8) Essential or Marginal

Duty (9) Description

Duty (9) Essential or Marginal

Duty (10) Description

Duty (10) Essential or Marginal

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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