Research Assistant, UMKC Biological and Biomedical Systems, 53877

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

Job posting number: #7150775

Posted: May 26, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Hiring Department
McGraw Laboratory, School of Science and Engineering - University of Missouri-Kansas City

The Department of Biomedical Sciences was established in 1998 in response to recommendations by the American Association of Medical College’s Liaison Committee on Medical Education following an accreditation inspection. The newly established department was initially charged with the responsibility of improving the quality and relevance of basic science education for medical students. As the department has matured, we have also focused on developing research programs in specific biomedically related disciplines.

Job Description
Research in the McGraw lab focuses on the development and regeneration of sensory systems using zebrafish as a model organism. The lab is seeking a Research Assistant to oversee the fish facility of around 450 tanks and to participate in basic laboratory upkeep and research. The primary duties of this position are zebrafish care and husbandry, as well as water testing and equipment maintenance. The position will include feeding the fish, maintaining a brine shrimp culture, dish washing and preparing solutions. Additional work might include molecular biology experiments and other laboratory tasks as need. Requirements for the position are an ability to work well with others, follow written instructions, to ask questions, to pay attention to detail, to have a professional attitude, punctuality, and reliability. The incumbent will also oversee undergraduate student helpers.

Good organization and computers skills, such as the ability to use Excel, Word and email is beneficial for success in this position.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree* in a field related to Life Sciences, such as Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Fishery or similar field of study .

* Finalists will be asked to provide their Bachelor’s degree transcripts

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with laboratory experience and a willingness to work with research animals.

Full Time/Part Time
Full-time [100% FTE], benefit-eligible, unranked academic appointment.

Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled.

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted through the UMKC recruitment portal at: https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ - VIEW JOBS.

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). If you need technical assistance, please email [email protected].

Finalists will be asked to provide their transcripts which reflect the required degree for determination of position title. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of your degrees through official transcripts.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Hillary McGraw @ Email: [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity
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In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.




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