Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
A GIS Technician (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
ORGANIZATION CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.
LOCATION Fort Wainwright is located near Fairbanks, Alaska, and encompasses over 1.5 million acres of military training lands, including a main post area of 13,000 acres. Approximately 15,000 people live and work at Fort Wainwright. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska by population. It provides city life as well as access to fishing, hunting, mushing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and views of the Alaskan Northern Lights. http://www.fairbankschamber.org/
RESPONSIBILITIES * Create and update assigned GIS data layers * Perform field data collection using GPS * Rectify aerial photography and digitize features from imagery * Prepare metadata for GIS projects * Prepare high-quality maps and exhibits with GIS data sets * Implement conversion and migration of data from a variety of formats * Monitor quality control within area of responsibility * Some travel may be required
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. A BS/BA degree in geography, natural resources or closely related degree with GIS emphasis or a degree in related field with a certificate in GIS and at least three years of post-graduate work experience in GIS are required.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Preferred candidates will have the following: • Experience with field mapping skills (e.g., forestry, wetland, vegetation) • Demonstrated knowledge of ArcGIS software. • Demonstrated skills in GIS mapping, data collection, and geodatabase development. • Knowledge of Enterprise GIS systems. • Demonstrated experience working with GIS applications in facilities management, natural resources management, digital cartography. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Experience working with the military.
SALARY Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for GIS Analyst efforts at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
BENEFITS Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 9% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
Prospective candidates should apply online at https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs/. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. Apply no later than December 15, 2013, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement) 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5) References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University is seeking a Finance Coordinator which provides professional, comprehensive guidance in developing and executing fiscal strategies, utilizing sound cost based accounting principles, policies and procedures in support of the overall strategic missions of CSU, CVMBS, and VTH. Specifically this involves cost accounting and fiscal management oversight; supervision, guidance and training on fiscal operations and policies; oversight of inventory management system; database mining and validation for financial and operational data; and oversight of Kuali purchasing, accounts payable and financial document approvals. This requires knowledge of revenue recognition principles, university and state fiscal rules, donor intentions and other rules and regulations as applicable.
Financial Oversight • Apply professional interpretations of accounting policies, rules and regulations to ascertain a range of appropriate internal controls, working in partnership with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Business and Finance Manager. • Provide oversight of fee estimates, deposits and collections activities to ensure compliance and fiscal responsibility. • Determine appropriateness and allow ability of purchasing, accounts payable and financial documents in the Kuali financial system and make necessary approvals or denials. Provide direction and insight on policies and regulations which may apply. • Provide oversight of inventory management system and ensure accuracy and compliance with internal and university policies. Manage the year-end internal audit process. • Review financial reports for accuracy. • Coordinate cost analysis projects with the various cost centers within the hospital by providing guidance for the collection of data and then developing accurate cost analysis reports for review by management. • Gather data from e-thority database, validate correctness, and provide reports as requested from management, section heads and staff. Develop additional reports to assist the Director and the Business and Finance Manager with decision making. • Assist the Business and Finance Manager in the analysis of financial data to track trends. • Initiate and manage the capital equipment request process. • Prepare Kuali documents for month-end and year-end processes, including Cost of Goods Sold entry, revenue transfers, accounts receivable and sales tax.
Supervision • Supervise the Accounting Technician II who is responsible for account reconciliation, financial reporting, travel, p-card reallocation, cell phones and reception backup duties. Provide direction and training as needed to ensure fiscal compliance and customer service excellence. • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Education/ Work Experience:
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree and three year’s minimum work in an accounting / finance capacity at a professional level directly relevant to the position responsibilities as described. • Proficiency working with the Microsoft Office suite including significant experience in Word, Outlook and particular emphasis on Excel. • Minimum two year’s supervisory experience. • Demonstrated effective communication skills. • Demonstrated excellence in customer service.
Preferred Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance and/or business administration. • Experience in a revenue generating business with internal and external client interaction. • Experience interpreting and ensuring compliance with regulatory policy. • Experience with an operating budget of $10m or higher. • Experience managing budgets with multiple funding sources and or cost/sharing requirements. • Financial working knowledge and project management within an institution of higher education.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Apply electronically by sending a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position as noted above, resume, and the names of three work references to the attention of the Business and Finance Manager at the following email address: Linda.Hutson@colostate.edu. References will not be contacted without prior notification of applicants.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) is seeking an Academic Support Coordinator which will be a 12-month, full-time Administrative Professional position. The Academic Support Coordinator plays a critical and supportive role in strengthening department efforts to provide quality advising and promote undergraduate student success. The primary functions are to foster successful transition to the university, engage in innovative and holistic approaches to providing students with strategies and resources for academic success, foster student engagement, assist with timely graduation, and participate in department/college initiatives related to student advising. The duties include: advising students in the major and minor undergraduate programs, supporting transitions, being proactive in outreach and interventions, developing academic plans, maintaining student records, participating in recruiting and retention efforts, and serving as faculty advisor for the student club.
Minimum Qualifications include: Master’s degree with one year of professional experience or bachelor’s degree with three year’s professional experience working with students in a higher education setting; strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment; demonstrated ability to do detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast paced work environment; reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Application must include a cover letter describing your education, experience, qualifications and skills specifically related to the position description; resume; and names and contact information of three professional references. Please send application materials electronically as a single PDF file to: Carol.Dewbre@colostate.edu. For full consideration, materials must be received by December 20, 2013, 5:00 pm MST. See http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/academics/bms for full job description.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant/associate professor. This position requires candidates with research and teaching expertise in computational modeling and simulation of energy systems or advanced materials. Candidates are sought with interests that complement and expand upon current departmental research and teaching activities. The successful candidate will utilize computational models to simulate physical processes with emphasis on applying the models to engineering systems of interest in the energy or materials area. Applications in energy include energy production and conversion devices and systems, combustion and plasmas, propulsion and aerospace, and emissions and environmental impacts. Applications in advanced materials include manufacturing, materials for energy conversion, energy storage and fuel production, and composite materials. Biomedical engineering applications will not be considered.
This faculty position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. Successful candidates are expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance the Department's educational programs, and to provide service to the University and broader community. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in our mechanical engineering curriculum at the undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. levels, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise. Further information about the Department can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me/.
A completed Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by May 2014 is required. Successful candidates should have experience in grant writing and demonstrated ability to secure external funding for research and scholarly activities. Candidates must exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, as demonstrated by some type of teaching experience in a higher education setting. Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship, and preferably have post-doctoral experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests have a collaborative emphasis with others in the department and across the University.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications should be received by January 17, 2014 to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating how their computational modeling research fits into the department, curriculum vitae, maximum one page statement of teaching interests, up to three page statement of research interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates. Please email this material in one PDF document to: Professor Azer Yalin Chair, Faculty Search Committee Department of Mechanical Engineering Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374 MechFaculty@engr.colostate.edu
Located 60 miles north of Denver, at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins is often ranked among the top places to live in the United States. The City offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. More information on Fort Collins is available at www.ftcollins.com .
$5,000 to $6,000 per course commensurate with experience
The Mechanical Engineering Department hires temporary, part-time faculty from an applicant pool to teach Mechanics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Aerospace, Design, or other mechanical engineering courses as needed.
Experience and Skills: Required: • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or closely-related field
• Previous teaching experience in an engineering discipline in a higher education setting
Instructors may be hired for a fall, spring and/or summer semester in a given academic year. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Instructors must be willing to work evening and weekends as necessary.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; however, to be considered for early hiring decisions, spring semester or full-academic year appointments, please submit an application by December 16, 2013.
Applications received after December 16, 2013, may be reviewed if additional positions become available. Hiring decisions will be made prior to the start of the semester the course is offered.
This pool is valid through June 30, 2014, at which time all applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae that details relevant University teaching and engineering experience, cover letter and the names and contact information of three references to: Ms. Stephanie Rosso Department of Mechanical Engineering Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374 METeach@engr.colostate.edu
Please contact Stephanie Rosso at (970) 491-8340 with questions.
Colorado State University’s Division of External Relations is seeking to hire a full-time, administrative Professional position to promote the university and its College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences through a full range of social media communications strategies.
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
$40,000-$45,000 commensurate with experience
The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill a professional administrative position to support research personnel and research projects of the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The office is located at CIRA on the CSU Foothills Campus, West Laporte Avenue, in Fort Collins. The individual in this position will provide support to the Assistant Director, to Principal Investigators (PIs), and to branch employees. Specific duties will include the following: • Support federal and university employees with their travel arrangements, including conference reservations and submission of abstracts and papers. • Support the organization of conferences, symposia, and meetings including travel, accommodations. • Create, maintain and update simple report and budget web pages. • Synthesize multiple reports for annual reporting requirements to federal sponsors. • Assist in research proposal preparation including budgets. • Maintain project publication files with up-to-date information. • Initiate procurement requests, track document progress and product delivery. • Maintain accounting records. • Reconcile monthly project budgets with purchasing/billing documents. • Use of the on-line Colorado State University Financial System (CSU Kuali). • Maintain multiple large spreadsheets of research-associated administrative information.
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree plus 5 years related experience. • Experience working within a university environment or other research environment. • Basic accounting knowledge and experience using financial management reporting systems. • Experience with making national and international travel arrangements. • Demonstrated experience with PC-based office software; advanced level of proficiency using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet project deadlines is a must. • Ability to work without close supervision. • Must be detail-oriented. • Ability to take initiative and communicate effectively (written and verbal skills) with researchers and other staff. • Willingness to learn new skills for growth within the position.
Preferred Qualifications: • Some experience with technical editing. • Familiarity with DreamWeaver. • Familiarity with state and university regulations and guidelines.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Apply electronically by sending a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to the attention of Human Resources Manager at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your last name and 13-134 in the subject line of the e-mail.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 23, 2013 and may continue until the position is filled. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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.email@example.com . For additional information about Colorado State University, consult the University’s website at www.colostate.edu.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org specifying Faculty Support Coordinator in the subject line. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Official transcripts upon request.
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.
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.