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Apply now Department: 3670010080 Grain Science & Industry
Job no: 513808
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences, Food Science
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applicants for a post-Doc position to conduct research in the area of starch chemistry. This is a full time, 12 months, benefit eligible position.  This position is contingent on continued funding, satisfactory progress, and need for service.

  The successful candidate must have:

  • Prior research experience and knowledge of starch or other carbohydrate polymer. 
  • Familiar with techniques to determine composition and structure of carbohydrate polymer.
  • To develop a quick and easy screen method to detect contamination of normal sorghum grains in waxy grain, evaluate and compare different method of determining amylose contents in sorghum grain/flour. 
  • Should have a strong track record of research publication in scholarly journals.
  • Is expected to write reports and manuscripts for publication and able to give presentation at scientific conferences.
  • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment.


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:

  • Ph.D. Degree in chemistry, biochemistry, polymer science, grain science, food science or relevant discipline and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research experience on starch or other carbohydrate polymers.
  • Prior research publications in referred journals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to speak English.
  • Self-motivated to conduct research independently
  • Have a strong Background in emulsion science.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Candidates must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest with background experience.
  2. Curriculum Vita, including publication list with complete citations
  3. List of two professional references with contact information including name, title, affiliation, phone and email information.
  4. Official academic transcripts

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

 $47,476 to $65,000 

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.

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