Research Associate in Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
08 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2017
Ref
50420
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.

Position Summary

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 infectious disease 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 position 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 more than 3 years of relevant professional experience or a recent Master’s degree.
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 eligible to work in the United States by time of application; the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Candidates with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields are preferred: bacteriology, virology, parasitology, pathology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, prion biology or vector biology. A minimum of one-year work experiences is also 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.

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.

Successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by time of application; the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology department will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool is valid through 3/31/2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Conditions of Employment

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

Search Contact Bev Meyer, Bev.Meyer@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 Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

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 (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.