Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Health and Exercise Science

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Faculty in the Department of Health and Exercise Science conduct innovative research in state-of-the-art facilities, with an emphasis on basic, translational, and clinical applications in the area of chronic and age-related diseases. We are committed to our goal of producing nationally and internationally recognized research programs and graduates that focus on helping people protect and improve their health and quality of life throughout the lifespan. The Department has ~1300 undergraduate majors, ~30 M.S. and Ph.D. students, and 22 tenure-track, tenured and special appointment faculty. Research activities within the department are supported by NIH, DARPA, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the National Dairy Council, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and other federal, state, and industry sponsors. The Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory, designated as a CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence since 2008, is a center for interdisciplinary research, training, and outreach. Department faculty collaborate with and/or have academic or affiliate appointments in several schools, departments, and centers including the Center for Healthy Aging, Biomedical Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition, the Center for Cardiovascular Research, the Colorado School of Public Health, the Prevention Research Center, the School of Biomedical Engineering, and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Faculty also collaborate with the University of Colorado Health-North, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver and the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. To learn more about the Department, visit our web site at

Position Summary

The department of Health and Exercise Science (HES) seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in obtaining potential Post-doctoral Fellowship opportunities in our labs.

In addition to compliance with all safety, operational, regulatory compliance, and ethics training and procedures associated with NIH, CSU, the Human Performance and Clinical Research Laboratory (HPCRL), the following is a list of key responsibilities for the Fellow:

  1. Recruitment and screening of human subjects for funded projects
  2. Coordination with other lab personnel
  3. a. May include supervisory responsibilities for undergraduate and graduate researchers
  4. Analysis/documentation of analyses of samples in line with the proposed aims/approach for the funded projects
  5. Preparation of manuscripts
  6. Development of new/follow-on hypotheses stemming from other studies
  7. Method development to address new hypotheses as necessary
  8. Proposal development of post-doctoral and mentored research grants
  9. Attendance at routine meetings with lab principal investigators (PIs), laboratory meetings, departmental seminars, and regional/national conferences as appropriate

Required Job Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. or documentation of completion of Ph.D. requirements in related field by the position start date
  2. Relevant research experience in related field

Preferred Job Qualifications

  1. Authored or co-authored peer-reviewed manuscripts
  2. Experience in multiple research models
  3. Evidence of successful student mentoring in research environment
  4. Willingness to work in a collaborative environment.
  5. Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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

This is an open pool posting and applicants will be contacted only if a suitable position becomes available.

Please apply with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool expires June 30, 2018. Applicants wishing to remain in this pool past June 30, 2018 must reapply at that time.

Conditions of Employment

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

Search Contact Bret Ellis

EEO Statement

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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.