Post-Doctoral Fellow-Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
10 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research is located within the Department of Psychology and College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University. The Center has a 40-year history of broad-based, multidisciplinary and multifaceted research efforts aimed at understanding community dynamics and the social, psychological and cultural factors that contribute to social problems such as substance use, delinquency, dropout, intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS, and other social problems. Center faculty comprise a multidisciplinary team engaged in research aimed at understanding the underlying causes of social problems and in utilizing these findings to develop and test prevention programs at the community and individual level.

Position Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to assist principal investigators with statistical analysis, writing of professional papers, and other Tri-Ethnic Center grant-related goals and objectives. This Post-doc position will work closely with the project PI’s in planning and executing statistical analyses and will contribute to and be a co-author on professional papers.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in a social sciences discipline (e.g., psychology, sociology, public health)
  • Experience and excellent skills with statistics software (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, Mplus, Stata)
  • Experience and excellent skills with quantitative and longitudinal data analysis (e.g., SEM, growth curve modeling, LCA, LTA)
  • Excellent written communication skills based on record of published research

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Commitment/experience in health research with indigenous populations (preferred experience with American Indian populations)
  • Ability and commitment to work with diverse populations

Diversity Statement

Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Planning and professional writing


Position will plan, develop, and contribute to manuscripts for publication.

Percentage Of Time


Job Duty Category

Statistical analysis


Position will plan and execute statistical analyses in preparation and
support of writing manuscripts for publication.

Percentage Of Time


Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration please apply by 2/19/2018, 11:59 pm (MT).
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and a telephone number of three professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

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

Search Contact

Ginger Lacy-Gill 970-491-6363

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.

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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.