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Colorado State University Research Associate I, II, III, IV or Senior - Open Pool in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Research Associate I, II, III, IV or Senior - Open Pool

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202100113AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week

Proposed Annual Salary Range $30,000 - $75,000 Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University ( CSU ) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas.

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/30/2021

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at CSU offers a high quality research and learning environment. Faculty research accomplishments have been recognized nationally and internationally in the areas of biochemistry and molecular, cellular, and structural biology.

Position Summary

The department accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who are interested in obtaining research positions within the department in the areas of Gene Expression, Cellular Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Biological Analytics, as well as database and/or software design and development for labs and/or course needs. The open positions may be temporary or special assignment.

Required Job Qualifications

Research Associate applicants must hold a B.S. degree in biological or biochemical sciences and possess knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methodology of a professional or scientific position, and skill in applying this knowledge in carrying out assignments, operations, or procedures. Incumbents also possess practical and/or technical knowledge to perform assignments such as carrying out limited projects that involve use of specialized, complicated techniques. Work involves some knowledge of the practical and potential values of research and experimentation in the field involved.

There are five levels of appointment:

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 recent 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.

Preferred Job Qualifications

One year experience in a biological laboratory is preferred. Experience with basic laboratory techniques such as (polymerase chain reaction, agarose gel electrophoresis, protein purifications), fluorescence microscopy, or cell culture (i.e., sterile technique) is a plus.

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

Special Instructions to Applicants

The pool will expire June 30, 2021. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

References will not be contacted without the prior notification of candidates.

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

Search Contact Biochemistry Main Office (970) 491-5566

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 Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University 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 history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

    Optional Documents