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Biosecurity Research Institute


The Biosecurity Research Institute is one of the most innovative and unique employers in our area. Joining our team means working alongside motivated, experienced staff to facilitate some of the most cutting-edge research, training and education related to the health and safety of plants, animals, and food.

We value teamwork, diversity, and personal growth; these values form a solid foundation for our organizational goals of promoting safe, inventive research to benefit our region, our nation, and our world. Our team takes pride in supporting the important research activities conducted at our facility. We seek high achievers from all different backgrounds; please check back often as our hiring needs change.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. 

NOTICE:  New non-student employees and rehired non-student employees are subject to a State of Kansas Tax Clearance check. Find out more about tax clearance.

NOTICE: A Criminal Background Check will be required for all candidates selected for hire.


Current Openings:

Biocontainment Engineer for the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI), KSU, a BSL3 research facility. The position includes providing hands-on coordination and implementation of daily facility maintenance operations at the BRI. The facility engineer is responsible for complex physical plant operations, utilities management, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building management systems, plumbing and waste handling systems, electrical, refrigeration, and additional contracted services necessary to properly maintain the facility in exceptional working condition.  Read more... 

Instructional Designer. This position will develop educational content and deliverables supporting the Biosecurity Research Institute and One Health Kansas educational missions with a focus on biosafety, biocontainment, biosecurity, select agents, and zoonotic diseases. The position will create materials for use in workshops, school visit programs, undergraduate and graduate courses. The Instructional Designer will collaborate with the BRI Education Officer and subject matter experts to produce effective learning solutions. Read more...