Research Associate (III or IV) - Department of Soil and Crop Sciences - Open Pool

Updated: about 8 hours ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 15 Aug 2023

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Working Title Research Associate (III or IV) - Department of Soil and Crop Sciences - Open Pool
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202300520AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week
Proposed Annual Salary Range $55,000 to $120,000. 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 08/15/2023
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.
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
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 III or IV) 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. PhD level positions will be advertised separately.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Level III is for individuals with a Research Associate II appointment or, Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience or PhD.
  • Level IV is for individuals with a Research Associate III appointment or, Bachelors degree and at least 10 years of work-related experience, or a Masters degree with at least 5 years of experience or PhD + 2 years experience.

Successful candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States by time of application; Soil and Crop Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for these positions.
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.

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Special Instructions to Applicants
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.
This pool is valid until August 15, 2023, at which time the pool will expire. Applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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