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

Working Title Research Associate I, II, or III - Open Pool

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000370AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

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Proposed Annual Salary Range $40,000 - $50,000

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/30/2021

Description of Work Unit

Teach the methodology and core content areas of academic psychology to approximately 1000 undergraduates, and to educate and train approximately 95 graduate students in general psychology and in the specialities of Counseling, Applied Social and Health, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology and other research centers within the department and funded research grants within the department seek applications throughout the academic year from individuals who are interested in Research Associate positions. The open positions may be temporary or special assignment. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availabilty of funding. Psychology department research positions are in the areas of Applied Social and Health, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, Counseling and Industrial/Organizational psychology. Research centers within the department include the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, and the Institute for Applied Prevention Research, which is a Diversity Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence and is an umbrella group for a number of centers including Tri-Ethnic and CoAMP. Research Associate applicants must hold a B.S. degree in an appropriate disciplince. A minimum of one-year work experience is preferred.

Qualifications for Research Associate I are less than 3 years of professional, post-baccalaureate experience.
Qualifications for Research Associate II are more than 3 years of relevant professional experience for an individual with a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree and no other significant professional experience. Qualifications for Research Associate III are individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of work-related experience or a Master’s degree with at least 2 years experience. Individuals with a Ph.D. who have no additional experience may also be appointed to this position.
Qualifications for Research Associate IV are individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of work-related experience, or a Master’s degree with more than 5 years of experience. Individuals holding a Ph.D. who have at least 2 years experience may also be appointed to this position.

Required Job Qualifications

Research Associate applicants must hold a B.S. degree in an appropriate discipline.

Preferred Job Qualifications

A minimum of one-year work experience is preferred.

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 submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool is valid through 4/30/2021. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

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

Search Contact Ginger Lacy-Gill

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 Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 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.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

  • List of Professional References

    Optional Documents