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Research Associate (Diagnostic Medicine / Pathobiology)

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 503979
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Research / Scientific / Grants

About this Role: The Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology (CORE) in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, is seeking applicants with expertise in applied research design and data analysis to join our collaborative team as a full-time permanent Research Associate

We seek candidates with documented skills in study design, data management, statistical analysis, and interpretation of data/results from applied research.  Experience with statistical methods to analyze population or health data, including general and generalized linear mixed models, is required, as is a M.S. degree in biostatistics, agricultural statistics, quantitative epidemiology or related fields.  Knowledge and applied expertise in both experimental and observational research design and analysis, and familiarity with health and/or agricultural production systems are preferred. 

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: The successful candidate will have opportunities to engage in the diverse outcomes-based research and training programs of the Center (http://www.vet.k-state.edu/core).  Current analytical methods of focus include linear and generalized linear mixed-effects models, risk assessment, Bayesian methods, network modeling, structural equation modeling, meta-analysis, infectious disease modeling, real-time surveillance, and the development of health and economic decision-support tools. These methods are applied to a wide variety of programs on animal health, livestock production, zoonotic disease, food safety, and transboundary disease. This full-time unclassified position provides University benefits and allows excellent salary support reflecting qualifications and experience.  
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in biostatistics, agricultural statistics, quantitative epidemiology or related field
  • Two years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Analytical skills
  • General and generalized linear mixed models
  • Application of statistical methods to analyze health/population data
  • Knowledge and applied expertise in both experimental and observational research design and analysis and familiarity with health and/or agricultural production systems
  • Skills and experience in study design, statistical analysis and interpretation of data/results
  • Good scientific writing to contribute to reports, journal articles and/or grant proposals
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills with statistical software programs
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
Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 43,278 - $ 75,736 annual salary
About the College: Kansas State University is the western anchor for the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, which is home for over 200 animal health and nutrition company headquarters and whose leadership controls over one-third of the world's animal health business.  K-State has emphasized the enhancement and development of public-private partnerships in the region to capitalize on the University's reputation as a leader in the field of animal health and food safety/security.  In the heart of the scenic Flint Hills, Manhattan Kansas is a thriving center for trade, education, government, health care, and entertainment.  After a rigorous selection process, Manhattan Kansas was selected as the location for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF. The $1.25 billion facility is the United States' foremost animal disease research facility, currently under construction on Kansas State University's Manhattan campus. The strategic location of this facility places NBAF near important veterinary, agricultural and biosecurity research and expertise. 
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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