Colorado State University MIP Research Associates I, II, or III - Vectors, Viruses and other Vector-Borne Pathogens Open Pool in Fort Collins, Colorado
Working Title MIP Research Associates I, II, or III - Vectors, Viruses and other Vector-Borne Pathogens Open Pool
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202000751AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Proposed Annual Salary Range $30,000 - $49,000
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/31/2021
Description of Work Unit
The Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology (MIP) Department is comprised of over 400 individuals who share a common passion for solving some of the most important human and animal health problems today. Research programs include those related to mycobacteria, retroviruses, prions, and arthropod-borne infectious diseases, as well as the diagnostic investigation of naturally-occurring animal diseases. A leader in education, MIP provides the only microbiology undergraduate degree program in Colorado, a graduate program that provides training in a number of cutting-edge disciplines, and several specialized veterinary residency training programs.
The department accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who are interested in obtaining research positions within the department in laboratories in the areas of Virology and vector biology research. The open positions may be temporary or special assignment and may be for limited time periods. This is an open pool, and applications will be forwarded to open positions as they become available. Research Associate positions are available in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology in the area of infectious disease research. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a closely related field.
These positions include interaction with the Principal Investigator as well as other research assistants. The individual will be part of a team of researchers completing a federally funded research project and will have a broad range of responsibilities which may include but are not limited to: 1.General lab organization and ordering of supplies. 2. Management of records associated with compliance with Human or Animal Institutional Review Board protocols and guidelines. 3. Data collection and subsequent analysis using custom computer programs. 4. Data entry and management of electronic data records. 5. Statistical analysis. 6. Training other personnel in data collection and analysis. 7. Supervision of the activities of undergraduate and graduate student research assistants. 8. Physiological experiments with animals. 9. Handling of laboratory animals and tissue/blood samples. 10. Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate. 11. Write reports, check documentation, maintain inventory, maintain critical data, and insure compliance with grant criteria.
Required Job Qualifications
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a closely related field. Required qualification, rank and salary determined by specific position to be filled. Minimum Qualifications: Level I is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and less than 3 years of relevant professional experience. Level II is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of relevant professional experience or a Master’s degree with no experience. Level III is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of experience or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience. Individuals with a PhD who have no experience may also be appointed to this position if appropriate Successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States at time of application; the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department will not provide visa sponsorship for these positions.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Knowledge or experience in virology/vector biology demonstrated in submitted application materials. One-year of work experience is also preferred.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a letter of intent outlining your specific area(s) of expertise, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references. The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of application; the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department will not provide visa sponsorship for these positions. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. This pool is valid through 3/31/2020. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact MIP HR Team, CVMBS-MIP_HR@colostate.edu
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Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
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