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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 514978
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc). This position will support ongoing and future projects by planning, conducting, collecting, and analyzing research data; and dissemination of data through preparation of peer-reviewed articles and meeting presentations.

  • Conduct research studying zoonotic viral diseases in vitro and in vivo including work with large animals, mice, and mosquitoes. This research uses traditional and molecular virological techniques in a BSL-2 and BSL-3 setting
  • Analyze data and prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication; present data at local and national meetings

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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.


Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in virology, microbiology, biology, animal science, entomology, molecular biology or other related science.
  • Four years experience with viruses, molecular biology, cell culture techniques, research conducted in BSL-2 and BSL-3 environments including animal research.
  • Ability to work independently and as a multicultural team member.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize personal work tasks and projects within the confines of time and available personnel.
  • Proven experience writing and editing peer-reviewed manuscripts and presenting research at local and national meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic virology skills: cell culture, PCR, RNA extractions, PRNT, etc.
  • Basic animal skills: animal handling, necropsy, etc.
  • Basic entomology skills: rearing, feeding, analysis – preferably with mosquitoes

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Ability to pass a baseline physical; ability to wear personal protective equipment required for work in BSL-3 laboratories. This job has potential for safety hazard exposures and infectious disease exposure. Protective vaccines will be offered as needed. Ability to lift/maneuver large animals in a high containment environment.
  • Ability to undergo and maintain a favorable background investigation and National Select Agent Registration security risk assessment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$50,000- 60,000 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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