Research Associates in Health

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, United States
02 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Health and Exercise Science reflects Colorado State University’s tripartite mission of research, academics and service. Faculty conduct cutting edge research in the state of the art facilities including basic, translational, and clinical applications in the area of chronic and age-related diseases. The undergraduate program consists of two concentrations that lead to the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science: (1) Health Promotion and (2) Sports Medicine. Our graduate program offers a Master of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science and a Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics. Our service/outreach programs serve a wide variety of populations providing an opportunity for physical activity and disease prevention.

Position Summary

The department of Health and Exercise Science (HES) seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in obtaining a temporary (i.e., time-limited) research position.
These positions include interaction with the Principal Investigator as well as other research associates.

These individuals will have a broad range of responsibilities which may include but are not limited to:

  1. General lab organization and ordering of supplies.
  2. Management of records associated with compliance with Human or Animal Institutional Review Board protocols and guidelines.
  3. Recruitment, screening, and testing of human volunteers ranging from 18-95 years of age.
  4. Exercise testing and training of human volunteers.
  5. Survey testing of human participants.
  6. Data collection and subsequent analysis using custom computer programs.
  7. Data entry and management of electronic data records.
  8. Statistical analysis.
  9. Training other personnel in data collection and analysis.
  10. Supervision of the activities of undergraduate and graduate student research assistants.
  11. Physiological experiments with animals.
  12. Handling of laboratory animals and tissue/blood samples.
  13. Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  14. Write reports, check documentation, maintain inventory, maintain critical data, insure compliance with grant criteria, supervise administrative support staff.

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants applying for a Research Associate I position must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline. Applicants applying for a Research Associate II position must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred for RA I positions
  • For basic science research positions, experience with basic biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell culture techniques preferred.
  • Experience with graded exercise testing and background in human physiology and/or biomechanics preferred.
  • Experience in observational research, surveys and questionnaires preferred.
  • Other research experience with data collection and analysis, familiarity with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and a statistical software package preferred.
  • Applicants should have prior experience in the day-to-day organization of research projects, including recruitment of and contact with study participants, coordination of data collection activities, and data management-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.

Application Details

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, resume and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool expires June 30, 2019. Applicants wishing to remain in this pool past June 30, 2019 must reapply at that time.

Conditions of Employment

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

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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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.