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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670010080 Grain Science & Industry
Job no: 500900
Work type: Post Doc
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Agriculture, Food Science, Research/Scientific/Grants, Food Safety

General Description of Position:

The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applications for Fellow Post-Doctoral position. This position will be conducting research and undertake the feed microbiology and toxicology lab.

Information about the Department:

The Pet Food Program was started in 2011 to provide an academic home for the emerging area of pet food and companion animal nutrition sciences. Kansas State University has a long history in animal food and nutrition research and training, and the campus has a strong culture of working with animals and industry.  The industry adds value to agriculture and food production, and provides a significant employment base. 

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice president for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

The employee will design experiments, preform the experiments and analyze the data independently: 

  • Conduct independent  research in the area of Grain, Feed and Pet Food Microbiology and Toxicology.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for new Feed Safety Research lab in the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Center
  • Manage the Grain, Feed and Pet Food Microbiology and Toxicology Lab
  • Give Presentations at Local, State Regional National and International Conferences

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D, Food Microbiology or closely related field. 
  • Experience with developing and testing BSL-2 SOPs and molecular characterization of Salmonella. 
  • Microbiological background and expertise to manage and conduct research and lab.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

It is preferable for candidates to have prior research experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit all application materials, including a letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description, resume, and contact information of three professional references. Application should be submitted through our Human Capital Services website under jobs, here is the link;


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$47,000 to $50,000

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. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 


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