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  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
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    The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track chemical and biological engineering faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidate will develop, or will have developed, a well-funded research program and actively participate in education and scholarship activities. This search is focused on applicants with interests and expertise in microbiome engineering applied to human, animal, plant or soil biology or environmental systems. Microbiome engineering is an emerging field that aims to move beyond characterization of microbiomes, to manipulate, recombine, and control the collective properties, behaviors, and functions of interdependent microbial communities (i.e., viruses, bacteria, archaea, and microbial eukaryotes, including fungi). 
    This position is part of a University-wide microbiome cluster hire of faculty focused on the functional and structural aspects of microbiomes, and their ecological relevance and applications to human, animal, plant and soil biology and environmental systems. Faculty hired in this cluster will complement and extend ongoing microbiome research in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, the Warner College of Natural Resources, and the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Health and Human Sciences, and Natural Sciences. The candidate hired for this position will be expected to collaborate with other microbiome researchers across campus to enhance interdisciplinary microbiome research.
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • 17-120: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Applied Data Assimilation
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    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral fellowship in February 2018 as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) award to train a new scientist in data assimilation.  Located at CIRA in Fort Collins, Colorado, this fellowship is intended for persons who have completed their Ph.D.’s within the last 3 years and may last up to 3 years contingent upon NSF funding availability.  The individual in this position will be part of the data assimilation group and will work on developing links between non-Gaussian distributions and different atmospheric scale dynamics, converting the hybrid version of WRF-GSI to have a non-Gaussian component, as well as developing and implementing different probability density functions detection algorithms.
  • Research Project Manager
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    The individual in this position provides day-to-day financial and project management of a broad range of scientific research projects, working closely with principal investigators (PIs) at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) to ensure successful on-time and on-budget project completion. He/She also plays a role in the preparation and submission of scientific proposals to external sponsors, including federal, state and local government agencies, industry, and foundations. The individual in this position should be capable of coordinating expenditure planning for a varied portfolio of research projects, forecasting and recommending appropriate solutions for any funding shortfalls with respect to support of scientific staff, consumables, scientific equipment, or project travel. The individual in this position does not typically execute financial transactions, but fields, reviews, and decides to approve or decline requests for project-related expenditures, in consultation as needed with the PI. The individual in this position must possess organizational skills, attention to detail, strong writing ability, and the ability to learn quickly; excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to work with individuals and teams of research scientists, university administrators, and department and college staff. He/She must possess a strong work ethic, commitment to a quality work product and environment, and be both proactive and a self-starter, and have the ability to prioritize and deal with frequent interruptions in a fast-paced research environment. This individual in this position reports to CIRA’s Assistant Director.
  • Verification/Database Development Research Associate
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    This position requires building databases and managing data that provide the essential inputs to model assessment web applications.  The individual will design, implement, and manage databases to store model forecasts together with observations from field instrumentation projects.  The work will also require developing an in-depth understanding of the instrument data in order to develop software necessary to pre-process the data and load it into the database, and to work closely with other members of the Assessment Team building web applications for display and analysis of these data. This individual will also participate in evaluating potential new database technologies or management systems in order to support future enhancements of analysis and assessment systems. In the process of building software tools, the individual will work closely with developers of Numerical Weather Prediction models to understand their requirements.
    The individual in this position will work as part of the Assessment Team building interactive web applications to provide tools for scientists to analyze instrument data gathered during field studies and to evaluate forecast models against these observations in support of model improvements.  He/She will report to the CIRA Associate Director.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
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    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, invites applications and nominations for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate level to start in Fall 2018. Research areas of particular interest include any area within the field of computer engineering.  This nine-month, full-time position will carry a salary commensurate with qualifications.  
    New faculty members will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer engineering; advise graduate and undergraduate students; conduct innovative research; and provide service to the department, the university, and the professional community.
    A successful candidate will have a doctorate in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or related discipline, by the start date of the position; the potential to develop a vibrant sponsored research program; the ability to effectively teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and the interest to serve the department, university, and professional community.