Research Associate II

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 31 Aug 2022

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information


Working Title Research Associate II
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202200760AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $70,000 - $100,000
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: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Desired Start Date 10/03/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/31/2022
Description of Work Unit
The department currently comprises 21 faculty and over 100 graduate students in our MS, MAS, and PhD graduate programs, and has a network of faculty affiliates at nearby research agencies (National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others). Our faculty members have a wide range of expertise and are involved in various interdisciplinary graduate training and research activities. Internal and external consulting activities of the department are supported through the Graybill Statistics and Data Science Laboratory. Further information about the department is available on our webpage http://statistics.colostate.edu/ .
Position Summary
The Department of Statistics at Colorado State University invites applications for an Administrative Professional Research Associate II statistical and/or data science collaborator position in the Graybill Statistics & Data Science Laboratory within the Department of Statistics. This is a 2 year, 12-month position with the possibility for renewal based on performance and department funds.
Required Job Qualifications
  • An M.S. in statistics, biostatistics, data science, or a related discipline is required.
  • Statistical computing software experience (R, SAS, Python, etc.).
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, data science, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience to communicate, written and orally, technical topics to non-technical audiences.
  • Three years of experience in applied/collaborative statistics and/or data science.
  • Collaborative proposal writing experience, especially related to the statistical design, analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • Commitment to practice the Colorado State University Principles of Community (https://inclusiveexcellence.colostate.edu/resources/principles-of-community/ )
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 Statistical consulting
Duty/Responsibility
Provide statistical and/or data science consulting/collaboration expertise; data analysis; and pre-award and post-award grant support to researchers and at Colorado State University;
Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Training
Duty/Responsibility
Develop curriculum for and delivering seminars/workshops on statistics/data science topics for researchers. Topics may include a) sample size calculations; b) mixed models; c) multiple comparison procedures; and d) other topics of interest to the applicant and the CSU community. Training may also involve mentoring graduate student assistants serving in the unit.
Percentage Of Time 25
Job Duty Category Management
Duty/Responsibility
Other responsibilities include record keeping, calendar management, quarterly and annual report preparation, regular meetings with the director.
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Career Development
Duty/Responsibility
Attendance at a nationally or internationally recognized meeting of choice each year within the scope of expertise and responsibilities. It is anticipated that you will present at conferences as related to statistical collaboration and/or results from collaborations where that is possible. The position is also expected to stay well-informed of the latest developments in their area of expertise, network with statistics colleagues, and to stay current with the professional literature. 
Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details


Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications (1-3 pages), a complete CV, and three references.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, all materials must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on August 31, 2022.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Julia Sharp - Julia.Sharp@colostate.edu
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, titleix@colostate.edu .
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, oeo@colostate.edu .
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, oeo@colostate.edu .
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.

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