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Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6161
grains@k-state.edu

Position Openings


Cereal Chemistry Post-Doctoral Research Position

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 A Post-Doctoral Research Position is available in the Cereal Chemistry Laboratory in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. It is a full time, 12 month, temporary position. The position is renewable based on continued funding, research performance, and the need for the services.

 Responsibilities: This individual is expected to conduct both fundamental and applied research in the cereal chemistry area, especially in protein structure, modification, and functionality in relation to grain food products and quality, bioactive grain compounds in relation to human health and well-being; to collect experimental data and analyze data; to prepare manuscripts for publication; to write grant proposal; to manage research lab facilities; to assist in training and supervising students; and to perform other duties as requested by the PI.

 Qualifications: Ph.D. Degree in grain science, food science/chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry, or relevant discipline; Research experiences in biopolymers modification, synthesis, and characterization, bioactive compounds extraction and functionality study, or functional foods developments; Instrumental skills including HPLC/GC/MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, NMR, DSC, Rheometer, etc.; Good technical writing and interpersonal communication skills; Demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research and publishing scientific papers.

 To apply:  Submit: 1) a letter of application summarizing qualifications and research interests relevant to the position description, 2) resume (including a complete list of publications), and 3) list of three reference contact information (name, title, affiliation, phone, and email information).  Application should be submitted thru our Human Capital Services website under jobs, here is the link:

http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/

 Contact: Dr. Yonghui Li, Grain Science & Industry, Kansas State University, 312 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. Telephone: 785-532-4061; Fax: 785-532-7010; Email: yonghui@ksu.edu .

 


 

Faculty Position in Animal Food Technology and Safety

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General Description of the Position: The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level with 60% research and 40% teaching in the area of feed technology, applied animal nutrition, and animal food safety, with the expectation for a summer appointment.

Job Description:

Research

The candidate will be expected to apply processing technology to improve animal food nutrition and safety.

Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, determining the role of ingredients, equipment design, and process flow on animal performance and potential food safety hazards.

The candidate is expected to establish and obtain extramural support relevant to the needs of the global animal food industry, including funds for the summer months to supplement salary.

In addition, the candidate will provide leadership over the optimal utilization of nutritional laboratories and the biosafety-level 2 Cargill Feed Safety Research Center (FSRC).

Teaching

The candidate shall teach undergraduate and graduate students covering subject matter in feed and grain science (existing and future courses).

The candidate will provide effective academic advising to undergraduate and graduate students, help students with setting academic and career goals, and advise students to achieve academic requirements.

The candidate will provide leadership to the Feed Science and Management program.

Service

The candidate will advise undergraduate clubs and serve on departmental, college and university committees and appropriate professional/industry associations.

The candidate will perform other duties as requested by the Department Head in keeping with the responsibilities of the appointment.

The candidate is expected to support diversity, collegiality, and must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Must have an earned Ph.D. in grain science, animal nutrition, agricultural engineering, or food science or other relevant disciplines, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to speak English clearly, and a strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity. The candidate must create an environment that supports interdisciplinary, multi-programmatic, and multi-institutional teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

A demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, secure extramural support, teach in a classroom setting and experience with the animal food industry.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit all application materials, including a letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description, resume with a complete list of publications, official academic transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, one to two page summary of research and teaching philosophy and examples of industry engagement, copies of relevant publications, teaching materials, and contact information of three professional references. Application should be submitted thru our Human Capital Services website under jobs, here is the link: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/

Additional information:

Nominations of outstanding potential candidates and inquiries regarding this position are welcome, and should be directed to Dr. Charles Stark, Animal Feed and Pet Food Processing Safety Faculty Search and Screening Committee Chair, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 201 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-2201. Telephone: (785) 532-4082; Fax: (785) 532- 7010, E-mail: grains@ksu.edu.

Review of applications will begin:

July 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information see http://www.grains.ksu.edu.\    




Faculty Position in Grain Processing and Storage

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General Description of the Position: The Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with 60% research and 40% teaching in the areas of grain/food processing and grain storage, with the expectation for a summer appointment.

Job Description:

Research

The candidate is expected to apply fundamental and applied engineering principles to study grain processing including milling and grain storage/handling.

Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, grain processing technologies, process automation and simulation, particle technology as it relates to grain, grain storage/handling and grain processing.

The candidate is expected to obtain extramural support to establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program relevant to the needs of the global grain processing industries and to cover salary for summer months.

Teaching

The candidate shall teach undergraduate and graduate students covering subject matter in grain processing, bulk handling, particle technology and grain storage (existing and future courses).

The candidate will provide effective academic advising to undergraduate and graduate students, help students with setting academic and career goals, and advise students to achieve academic requirements.

The candidate will provide co-leadership to the Milling Science and Management program.

Service

The candidate will advise undergraduate clubs and serve on departmental, college and university committees and appropriate professional/industry associations.

The candidate will perform other duties as requested by the Department Head in keeping with the responsibilities of the appointment.

The candidate is expected to support diversity, collegiality, and must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting.

RequiredMinimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in grain science, agricultural/biological/food engineering, food science, or other relevant disciplines, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to speak English clearly, and a strong commitment to fostering and expanding diversity. The candidate must create and work in an environment that supports interdisciplinary, multi-programmatic, and multi-institutional teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

A demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, secure extramural support, teach in a classroom setting, and engage the grain processing industry.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit all application materials, including a letter of application summarizing qualifications relevant to the position description, resume with a complete list of publications, official academic transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, one to two page summary of research and teaching philosophy and examples of industry engagement, copies of relevant publications, teaching materials, and contact information of three professional references. Application should be submitted thru our Human Capital Services website under jobs, here is the link:

http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/

Additional Information:

Nominations of outstanding potential candidates and inquiries regarding this position are welcome, and should be directed to Dr. Bhadriraju Subramanyam, , Grain/Food Processing Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 201 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-2201. Telephone: (785) 532-4092; Fax: (785) 532- 7010, E-mail: grains@ksu.edu.

Screening of Applications Begin:

July 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information see http://www.grains.ksu.edu.\