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Kansas State University
Posted: 04/27/2021
Fellow (Post Doc)

Fellow (Post Doc)

Department: 3670010080 Grain Science & Industry

Job no: 510591

Employment type: Post Doc (Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Food Safety, Food Science, Food Systems

Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University seeks a postdoc researcher to implement research in lignin/cellulose preparation from lignocellulosic biomass, nano-lignin/-cellulose synthesis/characterization, additive manufacturing (i.e., 3D printing) for aerogel fabrication/characterization.

The candidate will conduct a project on the development of nano-lignin-based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENGs) for mechanical energy harvesting and sensors for biomedical applications. Overall research responsibilities include lignin preparation, nano-lignin synthesis/characterization, and additive manufacturing for nano-lignin aerogel production/characterization.

The requirements of this position include:

• Strong background on lignocellulosic biomass fractionation and characterization and nano-lignin synthesis and characterization

• Research experience in additive manufacturing

• Proficiency in both written and oral communication of scientific results

• Ability to publish peer-reviewed papers and write grant proposals

• Ability to work effectively in a large, multidisciplinary team

• Lab management and equipment maintenance

• Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

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

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

• PhD degree in biosystems engineering, bioprocessing, additive manufacturing, chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experienced in lignocellulosic biomass handling, lignin/cellulose preparation/characterization, nano-lignin/-cellulose synthesis/characterization

• Experienced in additive manufacturing

• Experienced in various instruments, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, NMR, and LC-MS

• Experienced in paper and grant writing

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

• Cover Letter

• Resume

• Contact information of three professional references

• Copies of University transcripts

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

Minimum of $47,476 Annual Salary

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.

Advertised: Apr 23, 2021

Application Closes: Open until filled

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