Applicant Login
Setup Job Alerts
Job search
Refine search

Employment Type




Research Assistant

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 513800
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

This position is key to supporting the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry teaching and research across the entire Department. This position will provide dual support to the Farm Shop Unit and the KSU Poultry Unit. This position will be supervised by the ASI Units Farm Manager, whom will coordinate with the Poultry Supervisor for related duties and overall performance evaluation done yearly. 


The incumbent will be involved with all aspects of production of crops and their harvesting to provide feed for research and teaching animals, livestock and general farming jobs.

Incumbent will have other duties as assigned including but not limited to grounds maintenance, departmental functions such as field days, clinics, and seminars, maintaining necessary records and reports, maintenance, repairs, and construction of machinery, equipment, buildings, and fences used in crop production and livestock research.


The incumbent will be assisting the Faculty Supervisor of the KSU Poultry Farm. Research foci includes basic and applied research projects with laying hens, broilers, turkeys, pheasant, and quail.

Specific tasks include the daily operations and maintenance of the facility, collection of research samples and data. Incumbent will maintain accurate and detailed study records, order supplies, maintain inventory, facilitate training, assist graduate students in their research activities, and hire, train and supervise undergraduate student employees.

Incumbent will be interacting with the public at extension events, seminars, field days and other department related events.

The incumbent will be required to handle live animals, move heavy items, handle and mix feed components and perform indoor and outdoor work during weather extremes (winter & summer). Incumbent will be able to do general maintenance of buildings and research equipment and maintain the operation of farm equipment.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Animal Sciences or closely related field
  • Experience and interest in working with avian species
  • Previous experience with data collection and record keeping
  • Demonstrated capability of making routine repairs, updates, and remodeling of physical facilities
  • Previous experience with supervision of employees
  • Experience with repairs and maintaining buildings, machinery, and equipment
  • Experience in modern farming and livestock production
  • Experience in the operation of farm equipment and machinery

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. KSU online application
  2. Resume
  3. Three reference contacts

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until a candidate has been identified.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$18.13 - $22.50 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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.

Advertised: Central Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More