Qualifications: The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in obtaining a temporary (i.e., time-limited) research position within the department. Applicants applying for this position must hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree in an appropriate discipline. For basic science research positions, experience with basic biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell culture techniques preferred. For human research positions, experience with graded exercise testing and background in human physiology and/or biomechanics preferred. Other research experience with data collection and analysis, familiarity with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and a statistical software package highly favored.
Responsibilities: This position includes interaction with the Principal Investigator as well as other research assistants. The individual will be part of a team of researchers completing a federally funded research project and will have a broad range of responsibilities which may include but are not limited to:
1. General lab organization and ordering of supplies. 2. Management of records associated with compliance with Human or Animal Institutional Review Board protocols and guidelines. 3. Recruitment, screening, and testing of human volunteers ranging from 18-95 years of age. 4. Exercise testing and training of human volunteers. 5. Data collection and subsequent analysis using custom computer programs. 6. Data entry and management of electronic data records. 7. Statistical analysis. 8. Training other personnel in data collection and analysis. 9. Supervision of the activities of undergraduate and graduate student research assistants. 10. Physiological experiments with animals. 11. Handling of laboratory animals and tissue/blood samples. 12. Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate. 13. Write reports, check documentation, maintain inventory, maintain critical data, insure compliance with grant criteria, supervise administrative support staff.
Interested applicants should electronically submit a cover letter stating interest in employment, a current resume/curriculum vita, a statement of research experience, and the names and contact information for three references to Cliff.Choury@colostate.edu. This pool is valid through June 30, 2013, at which time applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply.
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