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Research Associates I or II - Open Pool

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position announcement and pool will expire on June 30, 2017. Those applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply after July 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted on-line through this web-site. Application submitted by e-mail cannot be considered for hire.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Research Associates I or II - Open Pool
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 201600778AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week
Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled No
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/30/2017
Description of Work Unit

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition has 32 faculty and adjunct members and 23 research associates and administrative staff, ~600 undergraduate students and offers undergraduate degrees in Nutrition and Food Science, Hospitality Management and Fermentation Science and Technology. The department also offers MS and PhD degrees in Nutrition Science, Community Nutrition and Food Science and Safety and currently has ~75 graduate students. Department research is supported by federal grants from NIH, USDA, foundations, industry and two endowments that support a faculty chair and the Lillian Fountain-Smith Nutrition Conference hosted by the department. Research has focused on childhood obesity, community nutrition among limited resource audiences, molecular and metabolic nutrition targeted at chronic disease prevention, bioactive food components, and food safety. The department’s Extension faculty is responsible for numerous creative, high impact educational and engagement programs throughout the state, including EFNEP. A MPH program focus area in Public Health Nutrition within the School of Public Health provides new collaborative opportunities. The department offers an accredited B.S. dietetics program and an M.S. coordinated dietetic internship program. With the overall growth in the department, faculty and student diversity has increased. The department especially encourages those to apply who are eager to teach, conduct research, and advise in an environment committed to diversity.

Position Summary

This position includes 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.Recruitment, screening, and testing of human volunteers ranging from 18-95 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.Physiological experiments with animals.
12.Handling of laboratory animals and tissue/blood samples.
13.Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate.
14.Write reports, check documentation, maintain inventory, maintain critical data, insure compliance with grant criteria, supervise administrative support staff.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Dietetics, Fermentation, Hospitality Management or related field.

Preferred Job Qualifications

•Master’s degree.
•For basic science research positions, experience with basic biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell culture techniques.
•Experience with graded exercise testing and background in human physiology and/or biomechanics.
•Experience in observational research, surveys and questionnaires.
•Other research experience with data collection and analysis, familiarity with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and a statistical software package.
•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

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position announcement and pool will expire on June 30, 2017. Those applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply after July 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted on-line through this web-site. Application submitted by e-mail cannot be considered for hire.

Conditions of Employment
Search Contact chhs-fshn_employment@mail.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. 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.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will 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

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. License/Certification