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Research Assistant (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory)
Kansas State University

  • Mar. 10, 2017
 
  • Research Assistant (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory)
  • Kansas State University
    United States
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
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  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Immunology
    Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology
 
 
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The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant. This position will assist in completing polymerase chain reactions (PCR) for detecting infectious agents like viruses and bacteria in samples submitted to the KSVDL for evaluation.

Job Description:

- Handling and processing of veterinary samples submitted to the veterinary diagnostic laboratory (KSVDL) and assist in recovering nucleic acids
- Prepare media, controls, reagents, etc. used in the laboratory
- Complete real-time and traditional PCR assays using standard protocols
- Inventory, order supplies and reagents, and provide record keeping for accounting
- Periodically update records/logs related to primer probe information and other reagents information as needed
- Assist in master mix preparation and maintaining records and equipment
- Perform quality control checks daily and weekly per AAVLD requirements
- Participate in formal proficiency testing programs specific to the testing methods used within the laboratory
- Assist in completing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detecting infectious agents like viruses and bacteria in samples submitted to the KSVDL for evaluation
- Assist with SOP reviews, preparation and updates
- Provide assistance to clients as needed
- Participate in student employee and other rotating intern-training activities


 
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