Salary will be commensurate with experience, but will range from $40,000 - $55,000 per year with benefits.
The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at Colorado State University (CSU) is looking for Postdoctoral Fellows to contribute to a diverse research program addressing research and management questions related to the conservation of wildlife populations and their habitats. The research program currently focuses on the sagebrush ecosystem and understanding wildlife population dynamics in relation to local- and landscape-scale change. Research is conducted in conjunction with the Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Combined with collaborative opportunities within the NREL and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at CSU, there are unique opportunities for developing applied research working with state and federal scientists, partner agencies, and resource managers.
We are currently in position to hire up to 3 Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on a collection of conceptually related questions and become part of a larger research team from CSU and the USGS. Successful candidates will have the incredible opportunity to work with a variety of large spatial datasets, asking novel questions about relations between wildlife and habitats with direct implications for conservation of wildlife populations, including Greater Sage-Grouse. More specifically, incumbents could investigate (one or more of the following): spatial modeling of wildlife habitat requirements, the effects of climate and land-use change on wildlife populations and habitats, long-term changes in sagebrush habitat patterns and conditions, potential links between habitat trends, conditions, and wildlife populations, response of habitats and species to improvement and restoration treatments, long-term effects of grazing on wildlife population trends, population viability models for species using diverse demographic datasets, relationships between landscape habitat characteristics and restoration practices, and/or prioritization of habitats for conservation and mitigation. Individuals will be expected to lead research efforts and develop multiple peer-reviewed publications from their research.
Required Qualifications: The postdoctoral fellow(s) must have earned a Ph.D. prior to the time of appointment, in the area of Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Conservation, or a closely related field. Strong quantitative skills and prior experience with analysis of ecological data are required.
Desired Qualifications: Experience working in sagebrush ecosystems and/or with sage-grouse is important, but not required. Individuals should possess very strong quantitative skills and the interest to learn and pioneer new statistical approaches or techniques. A proven track record of peer-reviewed publications illustrating strong writing and communication skills will be an asset in accomplishing the required tasks. A basic understanding of Geographic Information Systems is extremely important for many of these analyses and positions. Advanced skills in specific quantitative approaches and spatial analyses will be helpful but may not be required of each position. Experience with data simulations, population modeling, spatial modeling, and/or future scenario modeling would be an asset. Individuals with experience with a good spatial and quantitative skills and experience with a diversity of statistical approaches would be ideal for these positions.
Funding is available for each position for one year, with the possibility of renewal and opportunities for collaborative development of proposals. The positions will begin in February 2014, or as soon as appropriate candidates can be identified.
Colorado State University seeks applications and nominations for the Abell Chair in Synthetic Biology. The successful candidate will have a well-funded research program and actively participate in education and scholarship activities. Candidates must have an international reputation in synthetic biology and must be eligible for appointment as a full professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. A Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field is required. Nominations should be submitted to the search chair at email@example.com.
The Abell Chair was endowed in 1980 by George Abell, a graduate and supporter of the College of Engineering. It has been held by several distinguished faculty members over the years and is now available to an outstanding academic in the field of synthetic biology. The faculty member who fills this position will interact with a vibrant synthetic biology community at Colorado State University and is expected to be a leader in synthetic biology research and educational activities on campus. This community includes more than 25 faculty members on campus in many different academic departments, from mathematics and biology to computer science and veterinary medicine. His or her lab will be located in the new, state-of-the-art Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building, which houses the Systems and Synthetic Biology (SSB) Research Pod. The SSB research pod is a collaborative research environment that promotes research and innovation among students and postdoctoral scholars. Education in synthetic biology is also actively pursued at Colorado State with newly developed courses and undergraduate students competing in the iGEM competition.
The Chemical and Biological Engineering program at CSU has had a record of very high-quality education and research since its inception in 1977. There are currently 325 undergraduate and 35 graduate students in the program, 12 tenure-track faculty, and two full-time instructors. The Department has integrated both chemical and biological sciences into our undergraduate curriculum and offers one of the first ABET-accredited Chemical and Biological Engineering BS degrees. Since 2004, nine junior faculty members have been hired. Our faculty is engaged in exciting research work, with emphases on synthetic biology, bioenergy, biochemical and biomedical engineering, experimental and computational systems biology, bioanalytical devices and microfluidics, polymer science, and biomaterials. Further information is available at the search web site, https://www.engr.colostate.edu/cheme/search/, or by contacting the search chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 491-5253.
Colorado State University is a land-grant institution encompassing 57 academic departments in 8 colleges, housing more than 75 majors. In addition, the University has established numerous interdisciplinary programs, including the School of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Total resident enrollment is approximately 27,000, with 4,000 graduate students. The graduate enrollment in the College of Engineering is approximately 650. Research expenditures at the University in 2012-13 totaled nearly $350 million, with the College of Engineering responsible for one-fifth of that amount, the most of all of the colleges. The University is located in Fort Collins, a friendly, small city of 144,000 located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The campus is an hour’s drive from Rocky Mountain National Park and has ready access to thousands of square miles of forest and mountains with exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities. Fort Collins has an excellent school system, an impressive selection of restaurants and quality fine arts programs, and the resources of Denver are just over an hour’s drive away.
Important information regarding the application process and required application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and list of references) may be found at https://www.engr.colostate.edu/abell-chair/. Submit application materials electronically at this web site. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Review of applications will begin January 21, 2014 and may continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2014.
Salary range is $45,000-60,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The College of Business IT Department at Colorado State University is seeking a full-time staff member to manage the IT Faculty Support function. The primary responsibility of Faculty Support is on-time resolution of support issues and questions for faculty and staff. This individual will work with a student support team to provide incident management and escalation processes toward resolution in accordance with service goals.
Responsibilities: • Technical lead for solving support issues for Faculty and staff o Implement deployment plans for Windows and standard applications o Troubleshoot client/server architecture and networking o Troubleshoot escalated issues involving operating systems and standard applications • Lead Faculty Support student team o Analyze staffing needs o Recruit, hire and train support staff o Manage and evaluate support staff o Mentor junior (student) support staff • Assess and Implement New and Existing Technology for Faculty and Staff o Use Microsoft's IT management systems to identify and diagnose issues o Deploy critical software and driver updates to customers' systems o Monitor and enforce security practice and compliance o Research, configure, and deploy mobile and desktop devices o Monitor and ensure support staff expertise with supported technologies • Process Improvement o Coordinate the resolution of help desk requests with other IT departments o Participate in budgeting process and manage to budget o Develop and maintain a knowledge base o Create and continuously improve a support team process handbook
Critical Characteristics for a Successful Applicant: • Ability to track individual and team activities, time, and expenses • An evaluative attitude toward continuous improvement and meeting goals • Strong desire to support faculty, staff, students, and various IT teams • Solid customer service skills • Excellent communication with individuals of all technical abilities • A thorough understanding of an effective end user support environment • Ability to work in a fast paced environment • An interest in team participation and collaborative relationships, along with the ability to foster and promote an effective team environment • Ability to identify, develop, and implement processes and workflow management techniques across multiple teams • Ability to clearly document processes, escalation procedures, and issue resolution steps
Required Qualifications: • Associate’s Degree in a related field (Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Management, or similar) or relevant technical certifications indicating IT expertise (Microsoft certifications a plus) • 2 years or more relevant work experience providing IT technical client support • Working knowledge of Microsoft platforms, including Windows Server, Active Directory, and Exchange • Expert computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Windows and Office products • Experience with system deployment tools (System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Windows Deployment Services, etc.) • Extensive troubleshooting experience • Experience coordinating support requests leveraging a ticketing system • Experience creating and maintaining documentation • Supervisory experience including use of metrics, SLAs, and other accountability measures • Knowledge or experience working with ITIL concepts of incident, request, problem, and change management • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Applications accepted until position is filled; full consideration application deadline is Monday, December 23, 2013.
To apply: submit a cover letter discussing education, experience, qualifications and skills specific to the position; a resume; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references in a single electronic MS Word file to email@example.com specifying Faculty Support Coordinator in the subject line. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Official transcripts upon request.
Colorado State University is seeking an outgoing, energetic, and detail-oriented professional to coordinate and facilitate the community outreach efforts for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. This position will work closely with RamTrax, the University’s VIP tour program, and coordinate efforts with the CSU Division of External Relations. The successful individual must be a team player and a self-starter, with a strong understanding of the role and mission of a major international research university. As a high profile representative of Colorado State and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Coordinator will support the mission and vision of the University and the College and help to communicate institutional brand messages and image, while interacting with diverse internal and external audiences.
Responsibilities: • Working with the RamTrax team and key university partners, develop tours and events that maximize the College’s positive impact, meet the goals and objectives of the College, and create memorable, engaging experiences for key audiences; specifically, these duties will include: o Create and conduct tours with high-level donors and other VIP guests at multiple facilities across multiple CSU campuses. o Coordination of key College events including annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House; VIP donor events; facilitate additional College events as needed such as Commencement ceremonies o Oversee and facilitate College presence at conferences, seminars, and other events as required; for example, the National Western Stock Show, Colorado State Fair, veterinary conferences, et. al. o Coordinate event logistics including schedule, transportation, refreshments, speakers, locations, and assembling of collateral materials to ensure a seamless and positive experience for participants o Work with media relations and marketing staff to promote events to key markets and constituencies as well as to the general public o Develop outreach tours with targeted audiences aligning with fundraising initiatives • Conduct a complete audit of all tours, outreach initiatives, Continuing Education contacts, and all client-based activities to determine how to maximize effectiveness with special emphasis on VTH, ERL, EORC and other high-profile programs • Analyze ongoing outreach to K-12 schools locally, regionally & nationally to determine new and innovative ways to increase exposure of special programs • Develop “virtual tour” vehicles that utilize the extensive video, web, photo resources of DER • Publicize and coordinate volunteer opportunities within the College • Provide website & social media content to appropriate staff members as needed • Assist in announcing clinical trial opportunities to external constituents as needed • Assist with management, administration and distribution of program and collateral materials • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders, recognize potential conflicts and opportunities, and provide constructive possible solutions and plans. • Maintain strong knowledge of College and University programs, research, priorities, and brand messaging. • Serve as a visible representative of the University and the College with internal and external constituents • Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications • 4 years professional work experience in public relations, marketing, program administration, or customer service. • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field from an accredited university or college. • Knowledge of the mission, history, and vision of Colorado State University Preferred Qualifications: • Professional experience in coordinating and leading tour groups • Professional experience in event planning and management • Work Experience in a university or college setting with greatest preference given to work experience at CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences • Knowledge of programs and initiatives within CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences • Strong written and oral communication skills, including a great degree of comfort with public speaking and presentations • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft’s SharePoint program. • Demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.
Qualified applicants may submit electronic applications including cover letter, current resume’, and three professional references to DER_Hire_2@mail.colostate.edu Hardcopy applications including cover letter and current resume’, and three professional references may be sent to: Laura Hamrick Colorado State University Campus Delivery 0150 Fort Collins, CO 80523-0150 References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications must be received by Dec. 23, 2013 for full consideration.
The Office of University Advancement Development at Colorado State University System seeks a full-time Donor Relations Coordinator to serve the areas of Corporate and Foundation Relations as well as assists with UAD and campaign operations on routine and special projects.
Responsibilities and Duties: • University Advancement Development (50%) o Coordinate and prepare meeting presentations (PowerPoint, Prezi), briefings and reports for internal and external meetings; including quarterly division meetings, bi-monthly UAD team meetings. o Extract data from Advance and compile materials for monthly strategy meetings. o Participate in strategy setting for prospects. Coordinate and set up donor/prospect meetings, create briefs and handle necessary follow up. o Assist in organizing Division-wide and UAD team retreats. o Supervise students employed in university advancement development.
• Corporate Relations (25%) o Coordinate and set up donor/prospect meetings and campus visits; scheduling with on and off campus partners. o Create meeting briefs and handle necessary follow-up. o Assist with the preparation and proofing of proposals.
• Foundation Relations (25%) o Assembling the necessary information to generate project reports and documentation in accordance with grant or sponsorship requirements. o Assist in managing and compiling stewardship, grant and impact reports for major donor funds. o Assist with foundation-related prospect research projects.
• Administrative o Extract data from Advance and compile weekly and monthly reports for management meetings, the Denver Initiative, provost reviews, etc .(include such things as dollars raised, DI information, pipeline details, proposals, individual effort, etc.). o Pull numbers weekly for review by the Director of Corporate Relations and the Director of Foundation Relations (dollars raised, pipeline and effort reports, etc.). o Update and maintain integrity of data (pipelines, proposals, contact reports, etc.). o Handle general copying, scanning of documents for electronic record keeping, routing and tracking of documents for signatures (internal travel, CSU Foundation forms, etc.), shredding, and filing. o Coordinate trips for the AVP. Assist with appointment setting and arranging all meeting and travel details. Put together an accompanying trip binder and other related materials/gifts. o Relieve the AVP of various administrative details; coordinate internal office needs.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree. • Demonstrates strong written communication skills. • Strong attention to detail. • Be willing and able to work irregular hours, including weekends.
Preferred Qualifications: • Exercise initiative, independent judgment and discretion while maintaining confidential files and records. • Demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations. • Demonstrated knowledge of and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities • Traits of good judgment, confidentiality and discretion in communication with colleagues and constituents. • Experience with development databases such as Advance. • Experience working with donors, volunteers. • Knowledge of CSU a plus
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration all materials must be received by December 23 2013. Prospective candidates should submit electronically, in Word or PDF format, materials consisting of (1) a letter of interest responding to each of the qualifications; (2) resume; and (3) addresses and telephone numbers of three individuals, one of whom is/was an immediate supervisor, who has firsthand knowledge of applicant’s professional abilities. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Electronic submissions please; upload application materials (Word or PDF format only) on the application website located at: https://advancing.colostate.edu/UA/EMPLOYMENT . You may view the full position description details at this link. For inquiries about the position, contact the Search Chair, Amanda Meter at Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org . For additional information about Colorado State University, consult the University’s website at www.colostate.edu.
Requirements: Research Associate I Positions available in biomedical sciences laboratories studying the role of selected molecules on biological processes in vivo or in vitro. Must have Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or Neuroscience related field. A minimum of one year work experience is preferred. Requires experience with molecular, cellular or anatomical techniques, and familiarity with microcomputers, analytical instrumentation, and data analysis. Individuals will assist in the organization and operation of specific laboratories, and in some cases, the possibility of working with animal models (including surgery).
Management duties may consist of managing inventory and databases, and ensuring a supply of solutions, and disposable and non-disposable supplies. Experimentation duties may involve basic techniques in molecular and cellular biology including PCR (genotyping), DNA digests, electrophoresis, recombinant protein expression and purification; basic techniques in molecular anatomy including immunocytochemistry and in situ hybridization; and basic techniques in cell culture. Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
Application Deadline: 11-30-2014. NOTE: This pool will expire in one year (11-30-2014) and individuals will need to reapply to be considered beyond that date.
To Apply: Submit curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references electronically to: CVMBS-BMS_ra_pool@mail.colostate.edu. For questions please call (970) 491-6187 or email CVMBS-BMS_ra_pool@mail.colostate.edu, applications may also be mailed to: BMS RA Pool, 1680 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1680 or FAX to (970) 491-7569.
Colorado State University seeks to hire a creative and forward-thinking Video Producer. The successful candidate will promote the university to internal and external audiences through compelling video storytelling. This position is responsible for video project planning, production and distribution for University programs, initiatives and events. This position reflects the multifaceted and evolving job of electronic media professionals as projects are managed from concept to completion. As the university’s communications efforts have increased well beyond traditional media relations, the roles of members of CSU’s video team have also significantly changed to reflect a much broader set of responsibilities, using video effectively in venues ranging from social media to television broadcast.
Job duties • Shoot, write and edit creative, professional quality video for university projects • Coordinate projects from initial contact with client, through concept development, scheduling site surveys and video shoots, shooting video, editing, and delivering final product to client. • Social media communications – Work with Social Media Manager to plan and implement video communications strategies using social media and blogs. • Special Events – work with events team, communications coordinator assigned to events, and other appropriate individuals in efforts • Maintain communications with coworkers in tracking jobs, archives and finished products • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations, and gathering and analyzing competitive material. • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Required Qualifications • Minimum of three years full time professional experience proven experience as a creative video storyteller with demonstrated strong ability to deliver compelling content in professional production environments • Demonstrated significant experience editing video using professional products such as Final Cut and/or Adobe Creative Suite. • Bachelor’s degree, preferred in journalism, television production, public relations, marketing, communications or related field.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience in daily journalism, corporate or higher education video production • Ability in graphic design and motion graphics • Ability to positively and professionally represent the video unit, the Division of External Relations, and Colorado State University both on-campus and in the community at-large. • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Qualified applicants may submit electronic applications including cover letter, resume, a 5-10 minute demo reel (or a link to online demo reel), and three professional references to DER_Hire_1@mail.colostate.edu Alternatively, hardcopy applications including cover letter, resume, 5-10 minute demo reel, and three professional references may be sent to: Laura Hamrick Colorado State University Campus Delivery 0150 Fort Collins, CO 80523-0150 References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications must be received by December 30, 2013 for full consideration.
The annual Fire and Safety Update and University Drug/Alcohol Policy booklet informs the University Community about important procedures, policies, crime prevention programs and crime statistics. A copy of the booklet may be found online (http://police.colostate.edu/pdfs/2011-Safety-Report.pdf), or a paper copy can be requested by contacting the Colorado State University Police Department at (970) 491-1160.