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Research Assistant/Sr Research Assistant/Sr Research Associate CIML & COREL

University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
Salary will be commensurate with education, training, and experience + MU Benefit package
Start date
Feb 28, 2023

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Science/R&D, Animal Health, Research, Immunology, Laboratory
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The University of Missouri (MU), College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) seeks applications for a Research Assistant/Sr Research Assistant/Sr Research Associate faculty position in the Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory and the Comparative Oncology Radiobiology and Epigenetics Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.   

Job Description

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the CVM's overall goals through collaborative research and management of immunology-related projects of large animal species/companion animals in the Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory and the Comparative Oncology Radiobiology and Epigenetics Laboratory.  He/she may be expected to supervise other laboratory personnel including technicians, fellows, and undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in immunology or a closely related field

Candidates will be evaluated on: 

  • Experience in laboratory techniques that may include (but not limited to) flow cytometry, ELISA/ELISPOT, Real-time PCR, western blot, light and fluorescence microscopy, and cell culture. 
  • Experience in use of computer software for flow cytometric analysis, primer design, real-time PCR quantification analysis, Microsoft Office, and statistical analysis.
  • Ability to perform literature searches to identify and implement new laboratory techniques. 
  • Ability to adapt existing protocols or develop de novo immunologic assays that can be used in the assessment of a variety of spontaneous and induced immune-mediated, inflammatory, neoplastic or immunodeficiency disorders of companion animals.
  • Educational and professional achievement
  • Research experience, communication skills, organizational skills, ability to develop and troubleshoot immunologic assays, experience working effectively in diverse environments and letters of reference will all be considered.
  • Good organizational and communication/instructional skills
  • Potential for the candidate to succeed within the framework of the Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory and the Comparative Oncology Laboratory will also be assessed.

Applicants should be prepared to prove eligibility to be employed in this position in accordance with all applicable laws.    

Interested candidates should be prepared to attach:

  1. a letter stating professional interests and career goals professional academic transcript(s) contact information (including email addresses) for three references a curriculum vitae.

If you have questions about the online application process, please consult Human Resources web sites: email or call (573)882-7976. 

Review of applications will continue until suitable candidate is identified. 

Salary and Benefits  

Salary will be commensurate with education, training, and experience.  

These positions are eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment: The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations, or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities, and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Our Campus and Our Community 

MU’s Veterinary Health Center is a state-of-the-art teaching and medical services facility for companion animals as well as livestock.   Columbia is an ideal location for such a teaching hospital with a robust small animal case load. Missouri is a strong agricultural state with large numbers of horses, cattle, hogs, and poultry.  


MU is a nationally competitive, global university.  Many states fund separate research and land-grant universities, but Missouri combines those roles at its flagship institution. MU is both a land-grant university with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri’s largest public research university.  Mizzou is one of only five universities nationwide that offers law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. 

MU is a national leader in comparative medicine, in which researchers collaborate by sharing discoveries, innovations and treatments for humans and animals.  For more about the College of Veterinary Medicine and our impact on Missouri, the nation, and the world, go to:    

Studies consistently rank Columbia as a top city in which to live for educational facilities, health care, technological savvy, economic growth, and cultural opportunities.  The cost of living is affordable, whether you prefer an apartment in the city, a farm on a country road or a family home near a top-notch school.  With a population of 126,853, Columbia is in the heart of Missouri on Interstate 70.    

 Here are a variety of links that provide insights to this special place to live:   

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau - 

Columbia-Downtown Association - 

Newspapers and 

Columbia Public Schools -

Columbia Catholic School 

Columbia Independent School 

Daniel Boone Regional Library - 

Trail Directory- 

Columbia Parks and Recreation 

Columbia Activity and Recreation Center - http: // 

Katy Trial - 

MO Dept of Conservation - 22 area sites - 

Daniel Boone Regional Library - 

Columbia’s Farmer’s Market 

Film Festival – 


Blues Festival - 

True/False Film Festival -

University Concert Series 

Golf Courses – 

Sports - MU Tigers, as well as Cardinals, KC Chiefs, Royals, Blues, & St. Louis City SC in 2023!  


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