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Colorado State University Research Associate I and II-Open Pool in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Research Associate I and II-Open Pool

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000620AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

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Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week

Proposed Annual Salary Range $40,000-$60,000

Employee Benefits

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/30/2021

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University (CSU) is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University- Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. CSU is one of three core academic institutions that comprise the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institutes (CCTSI). Many faculty in Human Development and Family Studies engage in multidisciplinary research collaborations with other CCTSI Institutions and affiliates, including the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, and the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Specific research may include but is not limited to communication and cognition in children with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome (ages 2.5 to 17), health, stress, and the aging process.

Position Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies, HDFS, seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in obtaining a temporary (i.e., time-limited) research position. These positions include interaction with the Principal Investigator as well as other research assistants. These individuals 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.Recruitment, screening, and testing of human volunteers ranging from 0-95 years of age. 4.Exercise testing and training of human volunteers. 5.Survey testing of human participants. 6.Data collection and subsequent analysis using custom computer programs. 7.Data entry and management of electronic data records. 8.Statistical analysis. 9.Training other personnel in data collection and analysis. 10.Supervision of the activities of undergraduate and graduate student research assistants. 11.Handling of tissue/blood samples. 12.Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate. 13.Write reports, check documentation, maintain inventory, maintain critical data, insure compliance with grant criteria, supervise administrative support staff.

Required Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree that reflects training in Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition, Health and Exercise Science, Public Health, or related field

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior research experience and training with human subjects.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Experience in observational research, surveys and questionnaires preferred.
  • Other research experience with data collection and analysis, familiarity with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and a statistical software package preferred.
  • Prior experience in the day-to-day organization of research projects, including recruitment of and contact with study participants, coordination of data collection activities, and data management.

    Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. All applications must be submitted through this website. Emailed applications will not be accepted. This pool expires on June 30, 2021. Applicants wishing to remain in the pool after June 30, 2021, must reapply.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Sarah Barrett, Sarah.Barrett@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

    Optional Documents

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