Research Associate (I or II) - Department of Soil and Crop Sciences - Open Pool

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 31 Dec 2021

Posting Details
Working Title Research Associate (I or II) - Department of Soil and Crop Sciences - Open Pool
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202100915AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week
Proposed Annual Salary Range Entry level research positions start at full time salary equivalent of $30,000 with a range up to $65,000. Salary commensurate with level, qualifications, and experience.
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 12/31/2021
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences mission is focused on education, research, and outreach to contribute to solving the state, national, regional and global food production challenges issues and soil ecosystems services. Our faculty and staff apply research-based solutions to benefit Colorado and the world. We offer academic programs to prepare students to address national and global crop production, sustainability, and environmental quality challenges such as waste management, water quality, soil health, and reclamation of drastically disturbed lands. There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in cutting edge research related to food production and ecosystem services and land protection.
Position Summary
The department accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who are interested in obtaining research positions within the department. The open position may be a temporary, special, or regular Research Associate (Level I or II) assignment and may be for limited time periods. This is an open pool, and applications will be forwarded to open positions as they become available.
Required Job Qualifications
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent specialized experience and/or training. Additional required qualifications, rank and salary determined by specific position to be filled. 
Level I 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. 
Level II includes individuals with an RAI + 3 years experience or bachelor’s degree + 3 years of professional experience, or a Master’s degree.
Preferred Job Qualifications
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
This pool is valid until December 31, 2021, at which time the pool will expire. Applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply. Application Materials: (1) A cover letter addressing relevant education/experience as well as research interest(s); (2) a Resume or Curriculum Vitae; and (3) contact information of three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. 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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