Research Associates I or II - Open Pool
Colorado State University
 Fort Collins, CO

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Research Associates I or II - Open Pool Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number 201900840AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week Proposed Annual Salary Range 30,000-48,000 Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/30/2020 Description of Work Unit

The Department of Health and Exercise Science (HES) is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University is Colorado's land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Health and Exercise Science is focused on a three-part mission of undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and scholarly work and outreach/engagement/service. We are committed to our goal of producing nationally and internationally recognized research programs and graduates that are focused on helping people protect and improve their health and quality of life throughout the lifespan. The Department has ~1250 undergraduate majors, 30-35 M.S. and Ph.D. students, 10-12 academic and research staff and 25 faculty members. Faculty in the Department of Health and Exercise Science have a strong commitment to high-quality teaching and advising and conduct innovative research with an emphasis on basic, translational, and clinical work to prevent aging-related disease and disability and maximize human functional performance. The Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory, the research hub for HES, is a CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence and a center for interdisciplinary research, training, and outreach. HES also has a strong focus on community engagement, including a First Responder Heart Disease Prevention Program, Adult Fitness Program, Noon Hour Fitness Program, Youth Sports Camps and an After-School program.

Position Summary

The department of Health and Exercise Science (HES) seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in obtaining a temporary (i.e., time-limited) research position.

These positions include interaction with the Principal Investigator as well as other research associates. These individuals will have a broad range of responsibilities which may include but are not limited to:

  • General lab organization and ordering of supplies.
  • Management of records associated with compliance with Human or Animal Institutional Review Board protocols and guidelines.
  • Recruitment, screening, and testing of human volunteers ranging from 18-95 years of age.
  • Exercise testing and training of human volunteers.
  • Survey testing of human participants.
  • Data collection and subsequent analysis using custom computer programs.
  • Data entry and management of electronic data records.
  • Statistical analysis.
  • Training other personnel in data collection and analysis.
  • Supervision of the activities of undergraduate and graduate student research assistants.
  • Physiological experiments with animals.
  • Handling of laboratory animals and tissue/blood samples.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Write reports, check documentation, maintain inventory, maintain critical data, insure compliance with grant criteria, supervise administrative support staff.

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants applying for a Research Associate I position must hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline. Applicants applying for a Research Associate II position must hold a minimum of a Master's degree in an appropriate discipline.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master's degree preferred for RA I positions
  • For basic science research positions, experience with basic biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell culture techniques preferred.
  • Experience with graded exercise testing and background in human physiology and/or biomechanics preferred.
  • Experience in observational research, surveys and questionnaires preferred.
  • Other research experience with data collection and analysis, familiarity with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and a statistical software package preferred.
  • Applicants should have prior experience in the day-to-day organization of research projects, including recruitment of and contact with study participants, coordination of data collection activities, and data management-preferred.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.