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  • Atmospheric Science
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
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    The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the dynamics and physics of the climate system. We solicit candidates with expertise in geophysical fluid dynamics, coupling between clouds and radiation, climate dynamics, and/or planetary atmospheres across a range of spatial and temporal scales. Candidates will be considered at the assistant or associate professor level.
    The new faculty member will be expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally recognized research program supported through external funding, complement and expand upon current research and teaching activities, and provide service to the University and broader community. She/he will contribute to teaching and intellectual leadership in our atmospheric science curriculum at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels by teaching courses in the Department’s core graduate curriculum, advising graduate students, and developing advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise. Further information about the Department can be found at
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • WSCOE 18-108: Plant Metabolomics Biologist
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    The Kipper Lab in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow to support a DARPA-funded project in collaboration with researchers in the Department of Biology. This work will optimize plant and moss platforms for the production of biopolymers.  Specifically, this work will utilize cultures of genetically modified plant and moss to produce and secrete the precursors to important biopolymers, to produce those biopolymers, and to characterize and optimize their physical and chemical properties. The individual in this position will report to the co-Principal Investigator of the project and be responsible for purifying, identifying, and quantifying small-molecule metabolites from plant and moss cultures that are precursors to an important target biopolymer.  
    This Postdoctoral Fellowship is a 12-month position with a possible 12-month extension contingent upon performance and funding.
  • WSCOE 18-109: Plant Synthetic Biologist
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    The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to support a NSF-funded project. This project will focus on the heterologous production of the core proteoglycan structure in tobacco without sulfation or other modifications and to expand the molecular tool box for plant synthetic biology to enable additional control over protein expression in complex heterologous pathways. Our modular approach to proteoglycan production will enable future discoveries into the structure-function relationship of proteoglycans in a variety of biological contexts, will allow for the development of a new class of functional biological macromolecules, and will enable a revolution in the field of glycomics.  This novel technology will enable researchers to explore the enormous, untapped potential of GAGs and proteoglycans for the development of new biological and medical technologies.
    This Postdoctoral Fellowship is a 36-month position with a start date that is planned to commence in March 2019 with possible 2-year extension contingent upon performance and funding. The individual in this position will report to the Principal Investigator and construct plasmids to optimally express proteoglycan genes in plants, for transient expression experiments in tobacco to test those plasmids, and for extraction of heterologous proteins, and for working with Proteomics and Metabolomics staff to characterize protein glycosylation of your heterologous proteins.  In addition, the individual in this position will mentor undergraduate student researchers on aspects of this project.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Program Coordinator
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    Colorado State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a full time program coordinator to manage the undergraduate program. The program coordinator position reports directly to the department head, but for the first 6-12 months in the position, daily direction and training will be provided by another departmental professional academic advisor. The advising staff will work closely together with the department head to 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.  
    The selected individual will work closely with undergraduate students in advising/recommending academic requirements, scheduling of classes, and developing plans for academic success. The Undergraduate Coordinator will also communicate with the office of Registrar in evaluating transfer/graduating student’s credentials. Additional responsibilities include but not limited to managing the teaching/class schedule, textbook ordering for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, serve on department, college and university committees as needed, assist with university and college events such as Ram Welcome, Commencement, Ram Orientation, and Engineering recruitment events, supervise student ambassadors, and process documents related to graduation, overrides, exceptions, appeals, study abroad, military, athletics, and other advising related issues while in accordance with Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines.
  • Undergraduate Laboratory Support Engineer
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    The individual will be working with faculty/staff members and graduate/undergraduate students at the university in support of instructional laboratories (Structures & Materials, Concrete, Soil Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid dynamics), and be responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the equipment in the undergraduate laboratories; this includes but is not limited to: trouble shooting, installing, repairing, and reconfiguring of lab equipment, data acquisitions systems and software packages. The selected individual will also develop written laboratory practices, implement new apparatus and control software while supervising and observing undergraduate students and ensuring undergraduate labs are operated in a safe manner.
  • WSCOE 19-103: InTERFEWS Coordinator
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    The Interdisciplinary Training, Education and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems (InTERFEWS) in Semi-Arid Regions program has been created at Colorado State University to prepare a diverse cohort of graduate students with transdisciplinary skills and knowledge necessary to make meaningful contributions to the complex and changing interactions in food-energy-water systems under water scarcity. The InTERFEWS program addresses gaps in science, technology, engineering, and math education to provide graduate students with skills for the jobs of the future through professional development, collaborative research projects, and innovative courses. The individual in this position will report to the director of InTERFEWS and work with enthusiastic students and faculty members from a wide range of disciplines.  Specifically, the individual in this position will assist development, implementation, and operation of a wide-ranging internship program and coordinate program and trainee activities.  He/She will organize events, facilitate collaborations between InTERFEWS trainees and industry/agency partners, and develop content to support the InTERFEWS web portal.  The issues at the food-energy-water nexus are among the most important facing society and the InTERFEWS program coordinator will be instrumental to the success of this program.
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • 18-133: Satellite Infrared Sounder Researcher
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    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill one or two Postdoctoral Fellowships in satellite infrared sounding and assimilation of such data into Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models. These Postdoctoral Fellowships are 1-year positions with a possibility of extension for an additional year. The individual(s) in these fellowship(s) will be members of the CIRA Meteorological Satellite Applications team supporting NOAA’s Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) located in Ft. Collins, CO, and will report to the project team lead. Specifically, the individual(s) in these fellowship(s) will research, develop, and create synthetic hyper-spectral mid-wave infra-red datasets utilizing the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) that will be tested and demonstrated within the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) data analysis and assimilation framework for NOAA/NWS NWP models. The goal of this project is to evaluate and demonstrate the extent to which future small satellite observations can be quickly and robustly assimilated within operational weather models during the short life span of the resource. The individual(s) in these fellowship(s) will have latitude to conduct their research, including use of physical or artificial intelligence-based methodologies, and will be expected to establish strong partnerships with both CIRA research staff and sponsors.
  • 19-102: Administrative, Financial & HR Assistant
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    The individual in this position will report to the CIRA Assistant Director and provide administrative, financial and HR support for CIRA Staff. Specifically, the individual in this position will perform as an Administrative, Financial and HR generalist and during times of high work volume or absences, he/she will provide back up to administrative team members.  The individual in this position will provide a high level of customer service by interacting with others in a polite and professional demeanor through e-mail, voicemail, telephone conversations, and face-to-face interactions.  The individual in this position will work both independently and as a part of the CIRA Administrative team, and use Kuali Financial System (KFS), Kuali Research (KR), Talent Management System (TMS) and other university systems to perform daily duties.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Communications and Advancement Manager
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    The Communications and Advancement Manager will be the primary source of all internal and external communication activities for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Specifically serving as the lead writer and voice of the ECE department, the person in this position will be responsible for connecting with diverse audiences, especially technical audiences, through carefully crafted communication strategies. This position will report to the ECE Operations Manager and will use strategic thinking and creativity to communicate the department vision and promote its educational and research endeavors. Whether writing a proposal to a funding agency or developing a presentation for external constituents, this role will be responsible for independently translating complex concepts and statistics into compelling messages for a wide range of constituents. In addition to advising the department head on communications strategy and implementation, this position will manage outreach and engagement with ECE’s broad audience base: industry, alumni, donors, students, prospective students, CSU faculty and staff, and peer institutions. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), this position will be exempt from overtime pay.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • 18-116: Manager of Strategic Planning & Operations
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    The Departments of CEE and ME at Colorado State University seek a highly motivated individual to manage the staff and financial resources to advance the mission of the CEE and ME departments. The individual in this position will report to the Department Heads of CEE and ME and serve as their strategic adviser on a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to implementation and assessment of short- and long-term strategic plans as well as oversight and management of budget and finances. A detailed understanding of finance and accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and planning, and effective management practices is required. Considerable understanding of the significance associated with the scientific research and teaching missions of the faculty is essential in order to oversee current support for departmental activities and to plan creatively for the department’s future. 
    The individual in this position will also be responsible for researching, preparing, analyzing, and managing information related to projects, people, and programs. Independent judgment and analytical skills must be exercised to understand, interpret, and manage data and technical information related to faculty research and scholarly work. All areas of responsibility for this position warrant a great deal of analysis to determine the best approach to projects within a broad set of general guidelines.  This position requires the flexibility to deal effectively with a range of people, such as faculty, researchers, international scholars, university administrators, staff personnel, and students. The position may require occasional work on evenings and weekends, as necessary.
  • Poly (Oxymethylene) Ethers-Postdoctoral Researcher
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    The Colorado State University (CSU) Energy Institute is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biofuel Synthesis and Characterization. The selected individual will work with Principal Investigator and Co Principal Investigator at CSU and interface closely with scientists at the nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The incumbent is expected to be housed at the Powerhouse Energy Campus. They will be working in a fast pace, and highly interdisciplinary area of research aiding in the development of Poly (Oxymethylene) ethers (POM-E), which possess low sooting-high cetane potential for use as a biofuel blend stock in Mixing Controlled Compression Ignition (MCCI) engines which is sponsored by the DOE’s Co-optimization of Fuel and Engines (Co-Optima) program. The new hire will be required to work collaboratively with researchers from CSU, NREL, CU-Boulder, and Yale and will lead activities related to the synthesis of POM-Es. Their job duties will consist of the following: commissioning laboratory facilities to carry out POM-E synthesis/separation, synthesizing/separating POM-E oligomers for subsequent fuel characterization, generating optimal fuel compositions, utilizing analytical GC-based techniques to quantify POM-E mixture composition and product yields while facilitating bi-weekly conference calls and assisting in the preparation of DOE reports.
  • WSCOE 19-102: Technology Researcher
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    The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill a Postdoctoral Fellowship in sustainability analysis.  This fellowship is intended to start on or before June 1, 2019, and the individual in this position will work at the CSU PowerHouse Energy Campus and report to the project PI and collaborate with the Manager of the Power Systems Research and Development Group.  He/She will work with a team of researchers to understand and communicate the environmental impact of various methods of driving compressors.   This work will be done with temporal and geographic resolution and will include collaboration with industrial partners to accurately characterize performance.  In addition, this work will include evaluation of the economics of the different solutions through techno-economic analysis.  The individual in this position will leverage modeling tools, web services, data, stakeholder relationships, and institutional knowledge and present results to stakeholders and through peer reviewed publications.