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Research Assistant

Apply now Department: 3670010080 Grain Science & Industry
Job no: 516312
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Health & Safety, Food Safety/Science/Systems
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking a motivated, independent, and organized Research Assistant to conduct wheat quality and flour & dough tests, manage, and maintain lab  equipment/instruments, train and supervise students and lab users, conduct research and fee-for-service projects, collect, and analyze data, prepare report, and perform other duties as requested by the PI. This is a full time, benefits eligible position for 12 months with continuation contingent on the continued funding, satisfactory performance, and the need for the services.


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.


What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master's degree in Grain Science, Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or relevant disciplines.
  • Experience in experimental milling, NIR, mixograph, farinograph, Mixolab, alveograph, falling number RVA, glutomatic, texture analyzer, test baking.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with grain, flour & dough testing.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to conduct scholarly research and publish scientific papers.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Ability to communicate in English

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Complete Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references
  4. Copies of unofficial academic transcripts

Any inquiries for the position should be directed to Dr. Yonghui Li through email at (

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

 $18.49 per hour


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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