Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Open College Positions

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  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - OPEN POOL (Chemical and Biological Engineering 2020)
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    The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in Postdoctoral positions within the department in 2020.
    
    PhD graduates receive world-class training, participate in cutting-edge and often interdisciplinary research projects.
    
    More job-specific information will be available as faculty members decide to hire a postdoctoral fellow from the open pool.
    
    The open positions are temporary assignments. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding.
    
    Should your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.
    
    For more information on postdoctoral fellow employment benefits, please visit the Human Resources web page at http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Project Manager - Part-Time, NIST Center of Excellence
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    This is a part-time, benefits-eligible, position at 20 hours/week located on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, CO
    
    The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for ensuring tasks proceed on schedule, different tasks and subtasks are coordinated, and that critical decision points, milestones, and releases of IN-CORE are achieved in a timely fashion.  This position is a reflection of the need for enhanced accountability among the research teams in 2020-2025.  The PM will report to the Center co-directors.  The PM will work closely with the Task/Subtask leads dealing with the development of the IN-CORE platform, and will serve on the Scientific Integration Committee formed as part of Task 1.  The PM will also assist in the planning and organization of the semi-annual Center Investigator Meetings, in which the Center research is disseminated to the public and to NIST.  The successful PM will have superb organizational skills, and an ability to collaborate in a collegial fashion with a broad spectrum of faculty, post-doctoral scholars and graduate students at the 13 universities comprising the Center during its renewal period.  The Project Manager reports directly to the Co-Directors of the Center.
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • 20-107: Air Quality Modeler
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    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University seeks to fill a full-time professional research position for its collaborative research with the National Park Service (NPS).  Position title of Research Scientist I will apply to the finalist who possesses a PhD plus 1-3 years of experience working with operating chemical transport models and/or receptor models and analysis of chemical and meteorological data; position title of Research Scientist II will apply to the finalist who possesses a PhD plus 3 years or more of experience working with operating chemical transport models and/or receptor models and analysis of chemical and meteorological data.
    
    The individual in this position will report to the project Principle Investigator and work with both CIRA and NPS researchers in the Fort Collins office. The NPS collaborates with other federal and state organizations to monitor air quality data in national parks and other class I areas.  This includes speciated fine particulates, haze, reactive nitrogen, and ozone data measured in the IMPROVE, NADP, CASTNet, and other monitoring programs.  In addition, short-term, intensive monitoring studies are conducted to measure physical, chemical, and optical properties of aerosols and gaseous pollutants in select national parks.  Eulerian, Lagrangian, and receptor models are used and integrated with the measured data to investigate the causal mechanisms for elevated pollutant levels.  The modeling and data analysis results are used to develop air quality policy positions within the NPS and inform state and federal agencies for the implementation of regulations and strategies to mitigate air quality issues.  
    
    The individual in this position will incorporate air quality models with measured aerosol, reactive nitrogen, ozone, and other data to determine the causal mechanisms for elevated pollution in class I areas.  This will include operating Eulerian chemical transport models, Lagrangian dispersion models, and receptor models for source apportionment, and evaluating the role of meteorology, emissions, and other physical and chemical processes on measured and modeled concentrations.
    
    The role that emissions from agricultural activities play in affecting regional air quality in national parks and class I areas is an important area of concern.  Animal feeding operations and fertilizer application represent the largest sources of ammonia emissions and are among the largest contributors to excess reactive nitrogen deposition to sensitive ecosystems in many national parks. These sources also influence particle formation, contributing to haze and visibility degradation.  One of the first projects that the individual in this position will complete,  will be use of chemical transport models and other tools to assess the contributions of agricultural activities to air quality issues in national parks throughout the United States. This work will involve improving the skill of the models to simulate air quality, including achieving a better understanding of the temporal and spatial distribution of agricultural emissions, improving deposition mechanisms, and using new observations (e.g., satellite ammonia retrievals) to evaluate model performance and to incorporate into potential hybrid/inverse models.
  • 20-108: Web Developer/Database Administrator
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    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to hire a Research Associate I or II to work on the CSU Foothills Campus, located 5 miles Northwest of the CSU main campus, and design, develop, and maintain websites and databases critical to the daily operation of NOAA’s Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) and the Data Processing Center (DPC) that supports NASA’s CloudSat and GeoCARB satellite missions. Specifically, the individual in this position will report to the RAMMB IT Manager and develop and implement optimized code to support and advance data processing and the user visualization and interactive experience for high-profile research and public outreach websites such as to http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu and https://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu. Position title of Research Associate I will apply to the finalist with a Bachelor’s Degree and 1- 3 years of experience working in web development, and position title of Research Associate II will apply to the finalist with a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 or more years of experience working in web development, or a Master’s degree and at least 1 year of experience working in web development. The individual in this position must be able to pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI, Tier 1 federal background investigation) in order to access federal computer systems.
  • 20-111: Satellite Researcher and Science Coordinator
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    The individual in this position will report to the AWT Meteorologist/Developer Team Lead and work closely with CIRA researchers, scientists at the NOAA/National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)/The Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), the GOES-R Program Office, and the staff at the OPG and provide leadership, satellite expertise, and meteorological support for the Satellite Proving Ground efforts based at the OPG. Specifically the individual in this position will actively pursue the testing of new satellite products and decision aids. This endeavor will entail activities focused on maximizing the forecast value of satellite data and products, particularly activities centered on NWS WFO operations to improve forecast and warning services to the nation. The individual in this position will interact with NWS operational forecasters, NESDIS satellite analysts, academia, and the meteorological research community to prepare and evaluate operational and experimental products for potential integration into NWS WFO operations. The Director of OPG will serve as the Federal Advisor for the individual in this position.  Position title of Research Associate II will apply to the finalist with a Bachelor’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, hydrometeorology or a related field and 3 or more years of experience working with meteorological satellite data observations and products as they relate to operational forecasting applications, or a Master’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, hydrometeorology or a related field and at least 1 year of experience working with meteorological satellite data observations and products as they relate to operational forecasting applications.  Position title of Research Scientist I will apply to the finalist who possesses a PhD in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, hydrometeorology or a related field plus 1-2 years of experience working with meteorological satellite data observations and products as they relate to operational forecasting applications, and position title of Research Scientist II will apply to the finalist who possesses a PhD in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, hydrometeorology or a related field plus 3 years or more of experience working with meteorological satellite data observations and products as they relate to operational forecasting applications.
  • 20-112 User Experience Researcher
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    The individual in this position will collaborate with stakeholders and other team members to conduct research on how various partners use weather information to make decisions, and assist in the design of weather-related software applications and systems. They will be responsible for development of field campaigns, gathering user input, data analysis, and communicating findings in technical talks and reports. They will also work with meteorologists and software engineers to incorporate techniques in verification and decision support tools. The individual will report to a Sr Scientific Analyst.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Full details Position Summary
    There is growing consideration regarding the role that housing may have in health outcomes. However, the field of “Healthy Homes” lacks a substantial infrastructure for translational research and champions for promoting it as a research endeavor. Historical drivers may have contributed to this outcome, including current scientific knowledge, policy and legislation, social norms of privacy and self-determination, and the complex mixture of adverse environmental exposures and resulting health outcomes. We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar with expertise in qualitative research methods to conduct a comprehensive analysis of historical and current aspects of Healthy Homes and their scientific context in the United States. Although the position is housed in Mechanical Engineering, the scholar would join a multidisciplinary team (epidemiology, building sciences, and public health in addition to engineering) to elucidate a historical context and inform the development of a robust framework for research, policy, action, and the demand for innovation in the field of Healthy Homes. These activities would include, but are not limited to, review and analysis of key historical events, policies and programs, as well as contextual cultural norms. The postdoctoral scholar would postulate an approach to establishing a modern framework that would promote Healthy Homes research, policy and action as a societal endeavor whose priority is commensurate with its importance. Backgrounds that may be relevant include scholarship in history or sociology of science, political science, or environmental policy, although demonstrated versatility in methods is more important than the individual’s stated degree. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work both independently and within a fast-paced multidisciplinary research environment, and comfort with conversing with academicians, community members, workforce, and policy makers. This is a one-year appointment with the option to continue for a total of three years based on performance and availability of funding.