Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS). Colorado State University (CSU) is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. CSU is one of three core academic institutions that comprise the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Many faculty in Human Development and Family Studies engage in multidisciplinary research collaborations with faculty in other departments in CHHS, and other CCTSI institutions and affiliates. Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental webpage at:

Position Summary

Researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University (CSU) are looking for a postdoctoral research associate with interests and possibly previous experiences in psycho-social intervention research. The postdoctoral research associate will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of a new intervention program designed to change adults’ negative views on aging with the objective to promote behavior change. Primary responsibilities include supervising the execution of the study, assuring the scientific integrity of the intervention implementation and the quality of the collected data; overseeing the data management; and performing the main data analyses. These activities are performed in consultation and collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI). Additional responsibilities include assisting the PI with literature re-views, submission of protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), preparing conference presentations, progress reports and manuscripts for publication, and assisting with the development of new grant applications. The postdoctoral research associate will also coordinate communications with community-based collaborators and will supervise the research assistants.

Required Job Qualifications

Must have doctoral degree in psychology, human development and family studies, or related field.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Prior experience with intervention research, including experience with intervention methodology and intervention-specific statistical methods, is preferred. In addition, prior experience with grant development and grant writing is 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.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Applied Research Duty/Responsibility

Implementing the intervention program, including supervising participant recruitment and enrollment, communication with community-based collaborators, and coordinating the data collection. Project management, including supervision of data management in the lab and performing statistical analyses. Assisting with the submission of IRB protocols and safety monitoring during data collection. Contributing to the preparation of conference presentations and progress reports, and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Percentage Of Time 70 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Grant writing Duty/Responsibility

Assisting with literature reviews and the development/writing of grant applications to secure continuing funding for the project.

Percentage Of Time 30 Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter describing research interests, statistical experience and career goals, and copies of relevant publications (not more than 3) directly to this posting. Emailed applications will not be accepted. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates .

Search Contact Manfred Diehl,

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.