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Research Assistant Professor

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 514854
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 and Pathobiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant Professor. This position will support current research and training activities in our arbovirology laboratory located in the high containment facility in the Biosecurity Research Institute.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years conducting research or diagnostics using molecular, immunological, or protein assays.
  • Experience working with viruses in a research setting in vitro, in vivo and using molecular assays.
  • Five years teaching experience at any level and one year instructing professionals and or adults.
  • 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.
  • Ability to pass annual physical associated with work in high containment. 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.
  • Basic virology skills: cell culture, PCR, qPCR, RNA extractions, PRNT, ELISA, etc.
  • Basic animal skills: animal handling, necropsy, etc.
  • Basic entomology skills: rearing, feeding, analysis – preferably with mosquitoes.
  • Teaching experience with diverse ages, groups, skill levels, ability to use Canvas to post learning materials.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Ability to undergo and maintain a favorable background investigation and National Select Agent Registration security risk assessment.
  • Ability to undergo and maintain a US Government security clearance if required.

How to Apply:

Please complete the application and submit the following documents:

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

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$58,000 - $67,000

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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