Research Manager (Diagnostic Medicine / Pathobiology)
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Manhattan, KS 66502
About this Role:
The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Manager. This position will oversee and lead research activities being conducted for Kansas State University at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. The Research Manager will be responsible for collecting and coordinating data for ongoing research progress, and for preparing reports for development purposes. They will develop research studies, study designs and be responsible for study implementation. The position will analyze research data and provide interpretations. Assist with the preparation of research records, reports and other documentation for publication. Coordinate work and interactions between multiple project teams and maintain regulatory compliance.
NOTE: This position will require the individual to move to New York State and work at Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIACD) for several months to years for ongoing animal research studies.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University’s commitment to the Principles of Community.
Duties / Responsibilities:
Coordinates personnel activities within the laboratory and animal rooms to maintain research project timelines and study protocols.
Oversees equipment and maintenance, personnel training to include records updating, maintain supplies and updates inventories of consumables, virus stocks and other laboratory reagents.
Provides safety expertise, training and maintain records of safety training.
Research, write and review laboratory standard operating procedures for the laboratories.
Assist in the processing of permits, Material Transfer Agreements, and shipping documents.
Provide expertise technical support in recombinant DNA technology, molecular biology techniques such as RT-PCR, PCR, recombinant protein development and production, monoclonal antibody generation and characterization.
Generate virus-like particles [VLPs], investigate VLPs for vaccine development using serological techniques, develop diagnostic tests or assays, and propagating viral stocks.
Quality control validate recombinant live-vectored/protein/VLP-based prototype vaccines.
Work with animals [cows, sheep, pigs, mice and others- inoculation/bleeding/isolation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and serum].
Provide support to other personnel in the laboratories.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or DVM
Three to five years of experience in laboratory management within a virology, molecular or related field
Ph.D. in molecular biology, virology, or related field
Animal handling (rodents and/or livestock/wildlife) experience
Microsoft Office knowledge and skills
Cell culture techniques
Molecular laboratory experience – PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, western blotting, affinity purification of recombinant proteins using eukaryotic/prokaryotic cells or cell-free systems
Conducting safety and immunogenicity studies, immunological assays, virological assays
Ability to present data to PI and others effectively
Ability to lift boxed lab supplies up to 30 lbs and restrain animals
BSL-2 and/or BSL-3 experience
Animal handling experience
Experience generating live-vectored subunit vaccines
Hands-on experience conducting EliSpot assays in mammals or other immunological assays
Experience in flow cytometric techniques, reverse genetic systems, plaque assays, hemagglutination assay, and monoclonal antibody production in mice
Experienced in manuscript editing, poster presentations and/or presentation at local, university or national meetings, published articles in nationally/globally recognized scientific journals
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Screening of Applications Begins:
Screening of applications begins immediately
Salary Range / Pay Rate:
$ 58,490 – $ 105,270 annual salary
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.