Research Associate, Department of Biology
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Biology at Colorado State University (CSU) is one of eight departments in the College of Natural Sciences. The Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as excellence in research.
The Department of Biology has an international reputation for excellence in research across a broad array of disciplines, including cell and molecular biology, physiology of plants or animals, animal behavior, ecology, evolutionary biology and computational/theoretical biology.
PhD 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.
For more information about the Department, please visit: http://www.biology.colostate.edu/
The Department of Biology seeks applications from individuals who are interested in obtaining temporary or special research positions within the department in the areas of cell and molecular biology, physiology of plants or animals, animal behavior, ecology, evolutionary biology and computational/theoretical biology.
Detailed descriptions of the research programs of the individual faculty are available on the department web page: http://www.biology.colostate.edu/faculty
Required Job Qualifications
Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.
- Level I is for individuals with less than 3 years of professional, post-baccalaureate experience.
- Level II is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and more than 3 years of relevant professional experience or a Master’s degree.
- Level III is for individuals with a Bachelor’s and 5 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.
- Level IV is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of experience, a Master’s degree and 5 years of experience or a PhD with 2 years of experience.
- The Senior Research Associate level is for individuals with a PhD plus 5 years of experience and demonstrated group leadership activities.
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
The pool will expire 4/30/2019. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
The open pool positions are available for people to apply for one calendar year. If/when a faculty member decides to hire a Research Associate, they may elect to hire from the candidates in this open pool. More job-specific information will be available at that time. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and at least 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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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.
Employment and Appeal Rights
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.