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Research Assistant Professor (Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases)

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 503803
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine, Education / Instructional, Research / Scientific / Grants

About this Role: The Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases (CEVBD) with the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant Professor. The efforts of this position include support for research and training programs, fiscal monitoring, personnel management, coordination of meetings and other CEVBD-related activities, communication to stakeholders, production and publication communication materials, scheduling and related organizational matters and distribution of reports and other materials.
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: Research duties:
  • Conduct independent research in the research areas in line with Dr. Roman Ganta with a special focus on protein biology
  • Publish the research results
  • Present the research results at scientific meetings where and when possible
  • Prepare grant applications for securing continuous funding to do research on vector-borne pathogens/diseases

Personnel duties:

  • Mentor post-doctoral associates, graduate students and other scientists in the research team
  • Following appropriate university guidelines to develop research projects and execute the research 
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. degree in an area of biological sciences
  • A minimum of four years research experience after receiving a PhD degree or equivalent. 
    • The research experience must be in an area of tick-borne pathogen research with a special emphasis on rickettsial diseases, caused by Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species pathogens.  Experience must include in studies focused on targeted mutagenesis, animal infection studies with the canine host, fluorescent microscopy, DNA and RNA analysis, including Southern blotting, real time and semi quantitative RT-PCRs and protein analysis.  High level of cell culture experience in growing Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species is needed.  High level of molecular biology experience is also required.  The experience with evidence of published research in peer-reviewed scientific papers is essential, including publication(s) on targeted mutagenesis. 
  • Individual must possess excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills.  Computer skills are also required.
Preferred Qualifications:  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. 
Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins immediately
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. 

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