KCOM – Undergraduate Physiology Summer 2024 Research Assistant (0.5 FTE)

Job Category: Laboratory
Requisition Number: KCOMU002775
Part Time
Kirksville, MO 63501, USAKirksville, MO 63501, USA

Job Details

A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) is seeking three non-exempt Undergraduate Physiology Research Assistants for the summer of 2024 (June-August) on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus. The successful applicants will work half-time in an undergraduate student research position and contribute to ongoing studies in the field of Alzheimer's disease research. Primary work will include the processing of animal tissue for western blotting and/or immunohistochemical analysis. Other duties entail microscopy, data analysis, and data dissemination in the form of posters and/or oral presentations at local/national conferences. Depending on the project, the work place will either be at ATSU-KCOM or at the collaborators laboratory located on the Truman State University campus. This position is a 3-month NIH-funded position. Interested candidates should apply with a recent CV/resume and a cover letter detailing their interest and qualification for the position.

Major Job Duties

  • Experimentation (tissue processing, immunohistochemistry, western blot, etc.)
  • Microscopy
  • Data analysis
  • Data dissemination


  • High School plus one year college
  • Must have knowledge of general lab work
  • Knowledge in immunohistochemistry and/or western blotting is a plus
  • Must have good fine motor skills
  • Must be diligent




Verbal Communication


Written Communication










Detail Oriented

: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well






High School or better.

Some college or better.



Prior laboratory experience is desired

Licenses & Certifications

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About A.T. Still University

A.T. Still University (ATSU) of Health Sciences is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still, DO. As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of three campuses (Mesa, Arizona; Santa Maria, California; and Kirksville, Missouri) on more than 200 acres with seven prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,900 students from 20 countries.

ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.

ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.



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