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Kansas State University Fellow (Post Doc) in Manhattan, Kansas

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\ \ Fellow (Post Doc)\ \ Department: 3670080040 Diagnostic Medicne Pathobiolog\ Job no: 517302\ Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)\ Location: Manhattan, Kansas\ Worksite: On-site requirement\ Categories: Health Profession, Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine, Medical\ Pay Grade: 001\ \ \ About This Role:\ The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University invites applications for a full time, 12-month, Post-Doctoral Fellow position. This Post-Doctoral position for independent research including but not limited to viruses such as Influenza, African swine fever, Vesicular Stomatitis, Rift Valley Fever, Monkey Pox and other select agents under both BSL-2 and BSL-3 bio-containment conditions. Duties would include planning and conducting experiments; writing and editing manuscripts/articles; establishing procedures and techniques; and provide educational guidance to students. This position is part of a very busy, successful research team whose main goal is to develop rationally designed vaccines and diagnostics against high-consequence foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic disease threats. The position requires the individual to display critical thinking and independent judgement as it relates to ongoing and new molecular, viral research with direct guidance from the Research Science Manager and Primary Investigator. The research is conducted at the BSL2 and BSL3 level of containment and utilizes several select target animal models such as pigs, cows, chickens and mice. The position requires the acquisition and maintenance of a DOJ Select Agent clearance.\ \ 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: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits\ \ 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.{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}\ \ 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:

  • Minimum of DVM or graduate degree - MS or PhD in science related field
  • \>5 yrs. Molecular laboratory experience - PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, cell culture techniques, western blotting, affinity purification of recombinant proteins using eukaryotic/prokaryotic cells or cell-free systems, conducting safety and immunogenicity studies, immunological assays, virological assays, poster presentations and/or presentation at local, university or national meetings. Ability to work with animals in the BSL2 and BSL3 level of biocontainment.

\ Preferred Qualifications:

  • DVM with Masters or PhD in immunology, molecular biology, virology, or related field
  • \>5 yrs. hands-on experience generating live-vectored subunit vaccines, generation and affinity purification of recombinant proteins using eukaryotic/prokaryotic cells or cell-free systems, cell culture techniques, conducting safety and immunogenicity studies in cattle, sheep, pigs, and/or mice hands-on experience cond cting, conducting EliSpot assays in mammals or other immunological assays, flow cytometric techniques, PCR, RT-PCR, reverse genetic systems, plaque assays, hemagglutination assay, monoclonal antibody production in mice, manuscript editing, poster presentations and/or presentation at local, university or national meetings, published articles in nationally/globally recognized scientific journals

\ \ Other Requirements:

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

\ How to Apply:\ \ \ \ \ Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:\ Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Contact information for three professional references

\ \ \$48,000 - \$65,000 annually\ \ Screening of Applications Begins:\ Immediately and continues until position is filled.\ \ \ \ Equal Employment Opportunity:\ Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will r