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Fellow (Post Doc Res)

Apply now Department: 3670010080 Grain Science & Industry
Job no: 509419
Work type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Engineering, Research / Scientific / Grants, Food Safety, Food Science, Food Systems
Pay Grade: 001

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About This Role:

Kansas State University, Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applicants for a Fellow Post Doc in the area of properties related to sorghum.  The Post Doc will support engineering activities related to the non-destructive measurement of sorghum grain quality, wheat and other grains.  Primary responsibilities will be developing methods to define end-use milling properties related to sorghum.  This will include examination of physical properties; kernel color, kernel size, kernel hardness, starch types and bulk chemical composition.  Other measurements include physical traits such as pericarp thickness, vitreosity, germ size, germ to endosprm ratio, and kernel morphology.  Hyper spectral imaging is one of the primary method to achieve this and the applicant should a have a strong background in this area, as well as grain quality in general.  Other responsibilities include preparing progress reports and manuscripts, and maintaining research facilities.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegiate 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 in Agricultural or Biological Engineering or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience and publications in areas of near infrared analysis, hyper-spectral imaging and chemometrics
  • Strong communication skills
  • Decision making
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Good technical writing

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information of three professional references
  4. Copies of University transcripts

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

Minimum of $47,476 annual salary  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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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