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Research Technician

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 516254
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 04B

About This Role:

The Kansas Artificial Breeding Services Unit (KABSU) is a unit within the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University that provides reproductive resources to livestock, equine and canine customers throughout Kansas and neighboring states. It is a self-funded fee-for-service business unit. This position will perform duties relevant to the daily activities of the Kansas Artificial Breeding Service Unit's Collection, Laboratory and Housing facilities.

10% Daily customer communication is required regarding bull entry and discharge information and documents.

10% Collect bull health testing samples in accordance with the National Association of animal Breeders (NAAB) and Certified Semen Service (CSS) regulations and guidelines. Samples with accurate sample identification and submission information will be forwarded to the appropriate Diagnostic Laboratory for requested testing.

40% Assist with the daily feeding, care and management of all bulls housed at the KABSU facility. An individual daily record of feeding and health activity for each bull will be documented and reviewed weekly by the KABSU facility Animal Health Officer. Some weekend care of facility housed livestock may be required on a rotational basis among staff members.

40% Collect bovine semen samples from bulls located at the KABSU facility and from bulls on client ranches using recognized industry procedures for maximizing sperm harvest. Samples with accurate sample identification and accession information will be forwarded to the KABSU Laboratory for quality evaluation. Some day travel is required with occasional overnight necessary. 


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:

  • Requires a high school diploma.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong data entry, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with QuickBooks and Excel computer programs
  • Working knowledge of current technology applications to provide electronic records and customer communication (websites & social media)

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 Page Up online application
  2. Resume

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:


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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