Clinical Sciences Research Associates
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Our areas of expertise include animal health, imaging and diagnostics, infectious disease, cancer, and orthopaedics. The department is highly interactive and offers research associates a friendly but rigorous learning environment. There is ample opportunity for informal interactions between RA’s and faculty, thus encouraging the kind of discussions and collaborations that are critical to success in the cutting-edge atmosphere of modern clinical research. Program faculty members are housed on South Campus, CSU. Most of the laboratory space is relatively close in proximity to the faculty. University facilities that support research efforts include immunotherapy and stem cell therapy, cancer, diagnostics and treatment, fundamental causes of heart disease and developing novel new treatments, reproductive biology of domestic animals, improved quality of life for animals and indirectly improve human health, orthopaedic health in horses and humans and in-vivo orthopaedic and soft tissue preclinical research.
Research Associate I, II or III positions are available in the Department of Clinical Sciences, in the area(s) of animal health, infectious disease, cancer, orthopedics, and reproduction. 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.
The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. at time of application; the Clinical Sciences department will not provide visa sponsorship for these positions.
Required Job Qualifications
A degree in a relevant science-related field (e.g. Molecular Biology, Microbiology).
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 relevant professional experience or a Master’s degree with 2 years experience. Individuals with a PhD who have no experience may also be appointed to this position if appropriate.
Preferred Job Qualifications Diversity Statement
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
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. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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 animal health, infectious disease, cancer, orthopedics, and reproduction. The open positions may be temporary or special assignment and may be for limited time periods.
This pool is valid through 06/30/19. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Clinical Sciences HR, email@example.com
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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.