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Kansas State University Research Technician in Manhattan, Kansas

About This Role: The biomanufacturing lab in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University seeks a research technician to implement research in food, food processing, treatment of food processing byproducts, fermentation, and lab management. The candidate will conduct research on food processing, fermentation of food processing byproducts (e.g., starch, wastewater, and protein) The requirements of this position include: * Solid training in food processing * Strong background on yeast/bacterial fermentation; * Proficiency in both written and oral communication of scientific results; * Ability to publish peer-reviewed papers; * Ability to work effectively in a large, multidisciplinary team * Lab management and equipment maintenance 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. What You’ll Need to Succeed: Minimum Requirements: * High School Diploma Preferred Qualifications: * Bachelors Degree in food processing, food science, bioprocessing, fermentation, yeast/bacterial cultivation, and related * Experienced in fermentation and bioreactor operation * Experienced in lab management * Experienced in paper writing * Experienced in various instruments, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, NMR, LC-MS How to Apply: Please submit the following documents: 1. Cover Letter 2. Resume 3. Contact information for 3 professional references Screening of Applications Begins: Immediately and continues until position is filled. Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $29,203 - $49,633 ($14.04 - $23.86 per hour) 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: 3670010080 Grain Science & Industry Job no: 510171 Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term) Location: Manhattan, Kansas Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Food Safety, Food Science, Food Systems Pay Grade: 04B Advertised: Jan 28, 2021 Central Standard Time Applications close: Open until filled