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

About This Role:

The laboratory of Dr. Kristin Michel within the Division of Biology seeks a highly motivated and qualified individual to join our NIH-funded research endeavors on the regulation of innate immune responses in mosquitoes. The Michel Lab uses molecular genetics, protein biochemistry, cell biology, and advanced microscopy to study the innate immune system of mosquitoes, with the goals of providing deep insight into complex regulatory biological networks and of informing ongoing vector control strategies.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University is a Carnegie Classification Research 1 university. The Division of Bilogy is a large and diverse academic unit with an outstanding record of excellence in research with a sustained track record of funding from agencies such as NIH, NSF and DOD. Collaborative research centers in close proximity to the Division of Biology include the BSL-3 research space at the Biosafety Research Institute, College of Veterinary Medicaine, and the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF), a Federal BSL-4 facility scheduled for completion in 2022. There are numerous labs working on various virus systems at Kansas State University. Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us), a pleasant community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City. Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, athletic events, and a rich program in the performing arts. Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff. Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years. Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • A PhD in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or closely related field by the time of starting the position
  • Expertise in the following techniques: molecular biology and recombinant protein expression and purification in bacterial and insect cell systems, as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and trouble-shoot independent research
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with members of a research team; Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with insect cultures
  • Experience in the biochemical analysis of proteases or serpins

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range:

  • $47,476 - $60,000*

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.

Department: 3670020060 Biology

Job no: 509426

Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences

Pay Grade: 001

Advertised: Jul 22, 2020 Central Daylight Time

Applications close: Open until filled