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Apply now Department: 3670010080 Grain Science & Industry
Job no: 513807
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences, Food Safety, Food Science, Food Systems
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

A Post-Doc Research Associate position is available in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. This individual is expected to conduct both fundamental and applied research into bioactive peptides and plant proteins. The successful candidate will employ computational chemistry, wet chemistry, and instrumental techniques to identify, characterize, and develop bioactive peptides and protein hydrolysates for functional foods and nutraceuticals. The candidate may also conduct research on plant protein chemistry, modification, and functionality related to food applications and product quality. The individual is expected to prepare reports and manuscripts for publication, deliver presentations at scientific meetings and to stakeholders, write grant proposals, assist in training and supervising student researchers, manage lab facility, and perform other duties as requested by the PI. This is a full time, term 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.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, food science/engineering, or relevant disciplines; Prior research experience and knowledge of bioactive peptides preparation, characterization, and application; a track record of research publications; proficient in instrumental skills such as LC/MS, GC/MS, column chromatography.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior research experience and knowledge of food protein modification, characterization, and application; experience in molecular docking, molecular dynamics simulation, data mining, machine learning, QSAR; experience and knowledge of rational design and application of functional peptides, peptide synthesis, in vivo studies, and programming language. 

 Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Self-motivated and able to conduct research independently
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment as a team

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. A letter summarizing qualification and research interests relevant to the position description
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of three professional references with contact information and relation to the applicant
  4. Copies of unofficial academic transcripts.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$ 47,476 - $ 65,000 annual salary

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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