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Research Assistant Professor - Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology)

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 504748
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine

About this Role:

The Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases (CEVBD) within the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a part-time 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 the PI with a special focus on protein biology

Professional duties:

  • Compile the research data and organize for preparing peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals
  • Present the research results at scientific meetings where and when possible

Grant writing development duties:

  • Prepare and assist in grant applications’ development for securing additional funding in support of research on vector-borne pathogens/diseases

Mentoring 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 Education:

Ph.D. degree in an area of biological sciences

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of research experience is required after receiving a Ph.D. degree
  • Research experience must be in an area of tick-borne pathogen research with a special emphasis on rickettsial diseases, handling ticks and tick transmission studies caused by rickettsial pathogens
  • Experience must include studies focused on animal infection with ticks using the canine host, molecular studies and transcriptomic studies 
  • High level of molecular biology experience is also required
  • Evidence of published research in peer-reviewed scientific papers is essential.
  • Individual must possess excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills as well as computer skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately 

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

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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