Research Associates I, II, III, IV and Senior - Open Pool

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Research Associates I, II, III, IV and Senior - Open Pool
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 201700294AP
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 05/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/30/2018
Description of Work Unit

The Department of Chemistry has an international reputation for excellence in research across a broad array of disciplines, including analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, materials and physical chemistry. Ph.D. graduates receive world-class training, participate in cutting-edge (and often interdisciplinary) research projects, and are employed at all levels of academia and industry around the globe. The faculty also enjoy an award-winning reputation for teaching excellence. Undergraduate students benefit both from access to this classroom expertise and from a long tradition of substantive undergraduate participation in research. The Department’s research efforts are supported by a state-of-the-art Central Instrument Facility that provides 24/7 student access to shared instrumentation.

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry seeks applications throughout the academic year from individuals who are interested in obtaining temporary or special research positions within the department in the areas of analytical, biological, chemistry education, inorganic, materials, organic, or physical chemistry. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.

Level I is an entry-level position for individuals with a bachelor’s degree and generally with less than three years of professional, post-baccalaureate experience.

Level II includes individuals with a bachelor’s degree and more than three years of relevant professional experience, or a recent master’s degree, and no other significant professional experience.

Level III includes individuals with a bachelor’s degree and five years of work-related experience, or a master’s degree with at least two years of experience.

Level IV includes individuals with a bachelor’s degree and ten years of work-related experience, or a master’s degree with more than five years of experience.

Senior Research Associate includes individuals with extensive post-baccalaureate experience, or a master’s degree and significant professional experience.

Ranking and qualifications within these levels are done on a case-by-case basis with factors that include the publication record, past research funding, professional honors and awards, decisive discoveries, and management experience. A detailed description of the department and information on specific faculty research programs within the department are available on the department website at:

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.

Preferred Job Qualifications
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

Interested individuals should submit in pdf format (1) a current resume; (2) a concise statement of research experience and interest; and (3) a list of three professional references, which include an email address. Submit applications at:

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Research associate open pool positions may be temporary or special assignment. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding. Please indicate in application materials your interest in being considered for temporary assignment openings and/or special assignment openings.

The pool will expire 04-30-2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Conditions of Employment
Search Contact Cindy Ungerman, 970-491-1090,
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.

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

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Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Research/Creative Work/Artist Statement
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents