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Research Associate

Apply now Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog
Job no: 516682
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 08B


About This Role:

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University is seeking a full-time Research Associate. 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.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a master's degree and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or M.S. in microbiology, biology, animal science, entomology, or other related science. 
  • Two years working in research, diagnostic or similar laboratory and 1 year teaching experience at any level.
  • Must obtain and maintain Select Agent and other clearances. 
  • 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.
  • Teaching experience with diverse ages, groups, skill levels, ability to use Canvas to post learning materials.
  • 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.

How to Apply:



Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  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:

$49,000 - $70,000 per year

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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