Post Doctoral Researcher, Dairy Cattle Welfare

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 04 Jun 2023

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information

Working Title Post Doctoral Researcher, Dairy Cattle Welfare
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202300633AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $55,000-$62,000 plus applicable benefits. 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 06/01/2023
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/04/2023
Description of Work Unit
About the University – Colorado State University is Colorado’s first and only Land Grant University. The university is one of the top public research universities in the nation. The university has over 30,000 students and over 6,000 dedicated staff members. The CSU main campus sits at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains one hour north of metro Denver, and offers excellent access to transportation, all outdoor interests, and a wide cross-section of the beef and dairy industries and their trade organizations.
About the Animal Sciences Department – The Animal Sciences department at Colorado State University is a key department in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Department of Animal Sciences is responsible for educating approximately 850 undergraduate and 50 graduate students at any given time. Research, teaching, and engagement opportunities for this position occur at the Animal Sciences building on the main college campus and at the Agricultural Research Development & Education Center (ARDEC Fort Collins).
Position Summary
A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available at Colorado State University in the Department of Animal Sciences beginning in Summer or Fall 2023 with Drs. Lily Edwards-Callaway, Catie Cramer, and Noa Roman-Muniz. The successful candidate will lead and participate in projects focusing on improving end-of-life decision-making for dairy cows and calves in the United States across the entire dairy supply chain.
The successful candidate will also be able to contribute to other ongoing projects of interest, and build their teaching, mentoring, and grant writing portfolios. This position includes salary and benefits for up to 2 years. Travel is expected for data collection.
Required Job Qualifications
  • PhD in Animal Science or related field prior to the start date
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team
  • Experience with data collection and analysis, familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a statistical software package
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to start work in the United States by preferred start date. Department will not sponsor visa for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis
  • Experience engaging with individuals who work in animal production facilities
  • Experience working within multidisciplinary teams
Diversity Statement
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service
  • A component of this project will be focused on engaging with supply chain stakeholders and facilitating two workshops to share results of the research. 
  • The candidate will be responsible for participating in workshop planning, execution, and facilitation. 
  • The candidate will present information at these workshops, lead breakout groups, and help summarize workshop outcomes after completion. 
  • Additionally, the candidate will provide leadership to graduate and undergraduate students working in the lab group.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Research
  • The candidate will lead the research data collection and analysis. 
  • This will include conducting interviews and administering surveys to individuals within the dairy supply chain (e.g., dairy caretakers, veterinarians, plant employees). 
  • They will be involved in the development of data protocols, data collection, statistical analysis, presentation of results, and publication of research articles.
Percentage Of Time 50

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, all materials must be received by Sunday, June 4, 2023. Applicants should upload the following:
  • A cover letter describing interest in the position which addresses the position requirements
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references.

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

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
    Search Contact
    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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, .
    The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
    The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
    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 for the finalist before a final offer. 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.

    View or Apply

    Similar Positions