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Research Associate

Apply now Department: 3670080020 Anatomy & Physiology
Job no: 514715
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 08B

About This Role:

The department of Anatomy and Physiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Associate. This is a research position. The person who is hired to position will have the responsibility to plan and conduct experiments under the supervision of the PI, keep laboratory records, help the PI to prepare research proposal and manuscripts, and monitor and order laboratory supplies.


  • Plan and conduct experiments, keep laboratory record and write, and edit manuscripts and articles, complete diagnostic tests and determine, carryout and modify methods, procedures and techniques, and prepare grant applications. Specifically, design and perform experiments on swine viral pathogen diagnostic tests, virus-host interactions, vaccine development, virus isolation, cell culture, SDS-PAGE, immunoassays, blood collection from animals, viral challenge studies using animals, prepare research proposals and manuscripts with minimum supervision from the PI.
  • Data analysis and manuscript preparation, present data in lab meeting and national and international meetings. Help junior postdoc and graduate students. Perform other duties as assigned by the PI.


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:

  • Requires a master's degree and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD with minimum 1 year working experience in viral disease diagnositic assasy and/or vaccine development research.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Working experience in a BSL-2 resesarch facility with swine viral pathogen diagnosis, virus-host interaction, swine pathology training, and developing molecular diagnostic methods.

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. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$48,848 - 55,000 annually


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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