Open College Positions

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  • Atmospheric Science
  • Financial and Research Project Manager/ Research Coordinator
    Full details Position Summary
    The Atmospheric Science and CIRA departments are looking to hire a full-time Financial Research Project Manager--Research Coordinator position to manage large departmental research portfolios funded by federal, state, private sector, non-profit, or international sponsors.
    This position will be required to work with many different groups of people, including individuals and teams of faculty, research scientists, university administrators, and program managers and scientific collaborators in the U.S and abroad, and will require a strong work ethic and commitment to a quality work product and environment.  The research environment is very fast-paced, where priorities and deadlines are always changing, and this position will be expected to adapt to this ever changing environment by utilizing organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, a strong writing ability, and will be expected to learn quickly.   
    This position will be required to split their time between Atmospheric Science and CIRA, and will report jointly to and be supervised by, the Manager of Business Operations (MBO) in ATS and the Assistant Director in CIRA.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Full details Position Summary
    The Maloney research team has funding for a  postdoctoral research scientist (“postdoc”)  to develop innovative process-oriented diagnostics for climate and weather forecasting models with an emphasis on the tropics.  The position will involve:
    • Using large-scale atmospheric analyses, satellite observations, and in-situ observations to diagnose the dynamics of tropical intraseasonal oscillations.
    • Applying these diagnostics to state-of-the-art climate models developed by NCAR and GFDL.  
    • Implementing these diagnostics in a generalized software framework that allows broad dissemination of diagnostics across multiple modeling centers, using the applied programming interface developed by the NOAA MAPP Model Diagnostics Task Force. 
    • Using NASA surface wind speed observations from the CYGNSS satellite constellation to specifically develop process-oriented model diagnostics related to tropical precipitation-wind speed coupling. 
    This position will report to Professor Eric Maloney.
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Research Associate Protein Biochemist
    Full details Position Summary
    A Research Associate position is available in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering to support a research program aiming at using methods from synthetic biology to optimize protein expression and purification processes used to manufacture biologic drugs. 
    We are seeking an exceptional and innovative individual with a degree in biochemistry or related field to join a talented multidisciplinary team focusing on optimizing the manufacturing of biotherapeutics. 
    You will be responsible for engineering, expressing, purifying, and characterizing proteins and antibodies to assist with structure and function analysis. You should possess strong core competency in protein biochemistry, with knowledge in protein structure and experience in protein expression design in different hosts, protein purification, biochemical/biophysical analyses, and protein:protein interactions. Moreover, you should be able to make meaningful contributions to cross-disciplinary efforts. 
    In addition, you will be involved in the management of the laboratory. Your responsibility may include the development of Standard Operating Procedures, overseeing purchases and deliveries, or training students and new staff joining the research group. 
    This position is located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
    The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • College of Engineering (Dean's Office)
  • Academic Support Coordinator
    Full details Position Summary
    This position will provide proactive advising support for the students in the College of Engineering and meet the University and College’s mission to increase retention and diversity, through the programs which are managed by the Academic and Student Affairs Office. This position will organize and participate in events within the College and in coordination with other University offices; including the summer “RAM Orientation program for incoming students to the College and RAM Transfer Orientation events. Serve as the primary RAM Orientation advisor in addition to organizational responsibilities for RAM Orientation. Act as a liaison with students and staff in the Academic Village, coordinating mentoring and tutoring programs as appropriate.
  • Research Computing & Systems Administrator
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    The Research Computing and Systems Administrator performs analysis and design on research computing clusters, and assists researchers and students with programming support as needed to meet the specific needs of a given research grant.  This position also provides systems administration for the UNIX/Linux infrastructure as a whole in the College of Engineering.
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • 17-109 Scientific Analyst
    Full details Position Summary
    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University seeks to fill a professional scientific position designed to conduct collaborative research with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) located at the Earth System Research Lab (ESRL), Global Systems Division (GSD) in Boulder, CO. Office will be in Boulder, CO. The Forecast Impact and Quality Assessment Section (FIQAS) within the Evaluation and Decision Support Branch of ESRL’s Global Systems Division is seeking an experienced scientific research analyst with meteorological and quantitative skills to support the evaluation of aviation forecasts, develop impact-based verification metrics and assessment approaches, interface with current and potential sponsors, and work with aviation operational specialists to develop foundational concepts for building new aviation decision support tools.
    The individual in this position will collaborate with stakeholders and other team members to assess the quality of weather  products used in aviation decision-making.  He/She will be responsible for assessment development and implementation, data analysis, and communicating findings in technical talks and reports. He/she will also work with software engineers to incorporate techniques in verification and decision support tools.  He/She will report to Sr Research Associate/FIQAS Section Chief. The final candidate will be required to pass a federal Security Assurance Check because the job is in a federally occupied building.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instructors (Mechanical Engineering)
    Full details Position Summary
    With nearly 1,100 undergraduate students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is the largest program in the Rocky Mountain region, and the third largest major at Colorado State University. In support of this growth, the department invites applications for several non-tenure track full-time faculty instructors in the broad areas engineering design, materials, mechanics and dynamics, thermodynamics, energy, fluid dynamics, manufacturing, robotics and controls. These positions support the educational mission of the Department and its commitment to provide high-quality educational opportunities in the engineering sciences, engineering experimentation, and engineering design. The position reports to the Head of the department.
    Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Duties of faculty instructors include:
    • taking full responsibility for teaching three courses per semester, the majority of which will be required undergraduate courses in the mechanical engineering program of study;
    • communicating with students, and grading students, in a timely, equitable, and professional manner;
    • abiding by all University faculty requirements and responsibilities; 
    • participating with the department faculty in curricular assessment and change commensurate with our ABET accreditation; 
    • assessing one’s courses, and generating appropriate changes consistent with the expectations of a high-quality program with high expectations of its students.
    Additionally, the instructor may be given responsibility for one or more of our undergraduate laboratories; responsible for the quality, efficacy and learning outcomes of experiments, and modification and change consistent with the department’s goals.
    Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop and teach new courses consistent with the academic goals of the department and its students.
  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    Full details Position Summary
    The undergraduate advising team is made up of three positions, the Manager of Undergraduate Programs and two professional academic advisors. Both academic advisors will report to the Manager of Undergraduate Programs.
    This position will support the undergraduate student population through advising and a variety of programs designed to assist students in developing academic plans, making critical transitions, and connecting with campus resources.  This is a 12-month, full-time administrative professional position.