ARDEC Research Associate I or II - Open Pool

Updated: about 15 hours ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 06 Nov 2021

Posting Details
Working Title ARDEC Research Associate I or II - Open Pool
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202100791AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week
Proposed Annual Salary Range Starting minimum full-time annualized salary equivalent of $40,500 - $42k w/applicable benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/06/2021
Description of Work Unit
The Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center (ARDEC) is a comprehensive research, education, and outreach facility utilized by approximately 50+ faculty in the Departments of Animal Sciences, Agricultural Biology, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Soil and Crop Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biology, as well as USDA/ARS scientists in support of the land grant mission. Plant Science Unit operations and facilities include a general processing facility, shops, grain storage, pesticide and fertilizer storage, and equipment storage and is comprised of 955+/- acres in two locations within 3 miles of each other. Farms are mostly irrigated cropland used by programs in crops, soils, and pest management. The plant science activities are managed by the Plant Science Manager. Livestock Unit operations and facilities include a 200-head Feed Intake Unit equipped with GrowSafe technology, 175 head Angus and Hereford seedstock cowherd with annual 40 head bull sale, sheep unit, 240 head heifer development facility, 510 head feedlot consisting of 50, 10-head pens, commodity storage, 212 acre pasture under pivot irrigation for intensive management of the cowherd during the summer, forage production, livestock handling facility, metabolic research facility, and supporting infrastructure. The livestock activities are managed by the Livestock Unit Manager. ARDEC hosts many tours, events, educational courses, and outreach opportunities at the ARDEC Headquarters office, ARDEC Conference Center and the CoBank Center for Agricultural Education. Overall ARDEC operations and fiscal responsibilities are managed by the Operations Manager under parameters set by the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) Deputy Director and College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) Executive Director of Finance.
Position Summary
Temporary or Special part-time or full-time, year round or limited time period appointment Research Associate Level I or II positions may become available throughout the year. Complete applications will automatically be considered for open positions as they become available. 
Required Job Qualifications
Research Associate Level I (RAI) is an entry-level position for individuals with a bachelor’s degree or commensurate specialized experience and/or training and less than 3 years of professional experience.
Research Associate Level II includes individuals with an RAI appointment + 3 years experience or bachelor’s degree + 3 years of professional experience, or a Master’s degree.
Additional qualifications and salary determined by specific position to be filled. 
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the start date of the position. ARDEC will not provide visa sponsorship for these positions. 
Preferred Job Qualifications
Diversity Statement
Reflecting Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Center’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

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Special Instructions to Applicants
This pool is valid until November 6, 2021, at which time the pool will expire. Applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply.
Application Materials include: (1) A cover letter addressing qualifications; (2) a Resume or Curriculum Vitae; and (3) contact information of 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Academic transcript(s) may be requested at a later date to confirm degree completion/discipline focus. 
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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Background Check Policy Statement
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