Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

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  • Atmospheric Science
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - OPEN POOL (Atmospheric Science)
    Full details Position Summary
    Working with a faculty adviser, the postdoctoral fellow will conduct specialized research in one or more areas of Atmospheric Science, including atmospheric chemistry; climate and atmosphere-ocean dynamics; cloud microphysics, severe storms, and mesoscale meteorology; data assimilation, machine learning, and causal discovery; education and human resources; global biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems; and radiation and remote sensing. The research may range from theoretical to applied and involve the use of measurement and/or modeling approaches. This position will also summarize findings and publish research results in journals and present findings at scientific meetings and conferences.

    The department accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who are interested in obtaining postdoctoral fellow positions within the department. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding.

    More job-specific information will be available as faculty members decide to hire a postdoctoral fellow from the open pool.

    Should your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Graduate Coordinator
    Full details Position Summary
    The individual in this position will report to the Department Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering (WSCOE) and support the educational mission of the CBE Department. This position will primarily focus on managing the department’s graduate programs (ME, MS, PSM, PhD) at 0.6 FTE and will also involve some department administrative duties at 0.4 FTE.

    Graduate Coordinator (0.6 FTE) The Graduate Coordinator position in Chemical and Biological Engineering is a 12-month, full time Administrative Professional position. This position plays a critical role in departmental efforts to provide quality graduate programs and exceptional advising. This coordinator must have a strong dedication to the department and its students, and demonstrate the ability to think creatively, analytically, and strategically to create programs and systems, to solve problems independently and creatively and effectively supervise operations of the graduate program.

    This coordinator will oversee the application and admissions process for the graduate programs, and provide data and analyses to determine the annual admissions goals of the department. This position provides credential evaluations and degree audits of graduate applicants verifying accuracy and completeness of credentials, with respect to admission decisions for graduate programs. This individual will review graduate applications and facilitate admissions decisions; monitor the applicant database; and resolve issues or problems. Experience with up-to-date database records and correspondence are a requirement of the position.

    This position will be responsible to research and summarize data for reports and periodic reviews regarding prospective, admitted, and matriculating students to maximize effectiveness of recruiting efforts, and maintain records and historical data for easy retrieval. The successful candidate will need to interpret requests for information and answer inquiries or direct appropriately, determine the urgency of communication, and initiate and compose appropriate correspondence. They will have a strong dedication to students and demonstrate the ability to think creatively, analytically, and strategically. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, exercise discretion in interpreting and applying policies and procedures, and have the capacity to coordinate multiple priorities effectively and efficiently. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, motivated, and confident individual who has excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working with confidential information and diverse populations.

    Some weekend and evening work will be required.

    Department Administration (0.4 FTE) The duties associated with department administration focus on effective and efficient running of department operations. These responsibilities include coordinating the seminar series each semester; managing the AIChE students organization budget, and acting as an unofficial advisor to the AIChE student chapter; supporting senior design teams by placing orders for materials, and managing each group’s budget – see below. Effective event planning for the department may include the senior design reception, graduate applicant visit day, new graduate student welcome, and assisting with conferences. This position arranges catering, books rooms, and ensures events stay within budget.

    In addition to a competitive salary, Colorado State University provides gender-neutral paid parental leave; housing assistance programs; dual career and relocation assistance; support for teaching, research, and faculty development. 
  • Program Coordinator for Biology, Biomanufacturing, and Biotechnology at CSU Spur
    Full details Position Summary
    The individual in this position will report to (1) the Director of the Professional Science Masters in Biomanufacturing and Biotechnology and (2) the Department Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering (WSCOE).

    The position includes two major roles, outlined below in Duties and Responsibilities.
  • College of Engineering (Dean's Office)
  • Financial Research Project Manager - College of Engineering
    Full details Position Summary
    The Financial Research Project Manager (RPM) provides day-to-day budget management of a complex portfolio of scientific research projects working closely with college faculty and senior research scientists to coordinate multiple research projects.

    The RPM also plays a leading role in the preparation and submission of scientific proposals to external sponsors, including federal, state, and local government agencies, industry, and foundations.

    This position does not participate in the scientific research of any project.

    A successful RPM will be capable of coordinating complex expenditure planning for multiple research projects, forecasting, and recommending appropriate solutions for staff funding shortfalls, and purchasing or travel complications. This individual does not typically execute financial transactions, but reviews and approves/declines project-related expenditures in consultation as needed with the projects’ principal investigator (PI). The RPM will possess strong organizational skills with emphasis on attention to detail and writing proficiency; be a quick learner; and possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with faculty, research scientists, university administrators, and program managers in the US and abroad.

    The Financial Research Project Manager reports to the Post Award Manager in the Walter Scott, Jr, College of Engineering at the Colorado State University.

    Remote work is negotiable depending on the experience of the candidate. Remote work candidates will be considered, however periodic on-campus presence may be necessary (e.g.: staff retreat) but not on a regular basis. Therefore, candidates are expected to commute to Fort Collins when necessary. 
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • 24-102: Cloud Architect
    Full details Position Summary
    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to hire a full-time Cloud Architect to engage in collaborative research and development with the Weather Information and Applications Division (WIAD) of the National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) in Silver Spring, MD. The individual in this position will work on WIAD’s Impact-based Decision Support Services (IDSS) Management System (IMS) project, which will create for the NWS a set of nationally consistent and operationally supported tools for IDSS. The individual in this position also will work on the NWS Chat 2.0 project which is an essential part of the communications between NWS Forecast Offices and Core partners during critical weather events.

    Specifically, the individual in this position will report to the Virtual Laboratory (VLab) Technical Lead and help design, develop, test, and refine the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud architecture of IMS. IMS is an enterprise system with many facets and consists of browser-based graphical user interfaces as well as a web-based API. IMS is being adapted to run within the AWS cloud architecture and the individual in this position will direct, architect and implement that cloud migration. The individual in this position must possess experience in architecting AWS systems for high resilience and high availability with fast failover capabilities. The current architecture includes a container based system that the individual in this position will migrate to Kubernetes. They will guide junior members of the project team in technical matters and participate in twice-weekly development discussions, and semi-annual in-person meetings in Silver Spring. The individual in this position may assist development or provision of project-related presentations.

    This position requires a NOAA Common Access Card (CAC) ID badge for computer access and therefore is open ONLY to citizens of the United States and lawful permanent residents in possession of a physical USCIS “Green Card.” This position is located in a federal facility in Silver Spring, MD and requires the ability to pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) Tier 1 federal background check for building access. The office will be in Silver Spring; however, the option exists to work remotely from a home/office. Periodic, in-person coordination meetings in Silver Spring and other locations will be required, and travel to attend those meetings will be paid by the project.

    This position will be classified Research Associate II or III according to the credentials of the finalist selected for hire as follows:
    • For position title Research Associate II: Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related technical field PLUS 3-4 years of relevant work experience –OR– Master’s Degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related technical field experience PLUS up to 2 years of relevant work experience.
    • For position title Research Associate III: Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related technical field PLUS 5 or more years of relevant work experience –OR– Master’s Degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related technical field PLUS 2 or more years of relevant work experience –OR– Ph.D. in computer science, software engineering, or a related technical field.

    CSU recognizes the importance of supporting its employees as they balance their career, personal and family life, and that employees must be able to recharge, feel protected in their employment, and take the time they need to improve their overall productivity and health. Faculty, Administrative Professional, and other Non-Classified Staff are provided with paid and unpaid leave benefits to support them and their family and enhance financial security. Paid time off accrual rates for full-time employees = 16 hours of annual leave per month and 10 hours of sick leave per month. Employees also receive paid time off for 11 legal holidays, jury duty, and bereavement leave. CSU’s Commitment to Campus offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a wide variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credits per year available through CSU, CSU Global, CSU Online Plus, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program (50% reduction in tuition), Discounted Veterinary Care, Wellness Membership Discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discounts, and much more! Visitwww.facultyandstaff.colostate.edu to learn more about working at CSU. This information is a summary of commonly used leaves and is not all inclusive of benefits offered at CSU.
  • 24-113 Evaluation Researcher
    Full details Position Summary
    CIRA is seeking a social science researcher with a background in qualitative and quantitative social science research and evaluation methods. The successful candidate will design and implement evaluations in the FWT from a human-centric and usability perspective. This will include evaluating how weather forecasters (NWS Forecasters, Incident Meteorologists and other forecasters) use and interact with new and/or existing information, tools, and products, and how that information is communicated to and used by (but not limited to) emergency managers, fire managers and practitioners, incident commanders, government safety officials, and other users.

    The Evaluation Researcher is expected to design, implement, and report on up to a dozen or more wide-ranging evaluations in the FWT each year. The Evaluation Researcher will work with Principal Investigators, product developers, and the FWT team to identify questions pertaining to usability and user-needs to ensure that evaluations are designed to effectively answer those questions. The researcher will also collaborate closely with the User Needs Assessment Team of the FWT and GSL’s Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Branch about ongoing fire weather-specific social science research.

    The Evaluation Researcher will provide subject-matter expertise in the areas of mixed-method, qualitative and quantitative social science. This includes, but is not limited to, evaluation research, workflow and/or task load analysis, and/or decision analysis. The Evaluation Researcher will be responsible for working closely with the other members of the WIDS SBS Branch, as well as meteorologists and developers. Evaluation topics will be driven by our key partners through the FWT user-needs assessment, ranging from process evaluations of new fire weather applications, product development and refinement, and usability assessments of various fire weather products and services.

    The Evaluation Researcher will be expected to lead the development of evaluation reports following each evaluation, as well as scientific publications and presentation of findings at scientific meetings and conferences. This position works very closely with the Federal FWT Manager/Lead Scientist and the SBS Branch Chief, and formally reports to the CIRA Social and Behavioral Scientist. This position will be assigned a classification of Research Associate IV.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE Engineering Research Associate I, II, or III - Open Pool
    Full details Position Summary
    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) is seeking applications for Research Associate.

    Positions with specific areas of research could include:
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Communications and signal processing
    • Computer engineering
    • Controls and robotics
    • Electromagnetics and remote sensing
    • Lasers and photonics

    Research Associates participate in professional, scientific activities at several levels of difficulty and responsibility described in the Class Concepts. They typically are assigned responsibility for the coordination of various aspects of research projects that:
    • involve the design, construction, assembly, and test of experimental equipment and instrument systems as well as computer software programs and hardware systems;
    • provide information and advice to principal investigators and/or other faculty and research personnel with administrative responsibility for the research program or teaching facility;
    • act as scientific or technical liaisons to investigators, shop personnel, vendors, extramural funding agencies, and external clientele including commodity and industry organizations;
    • design or supervise the design of electrical, mechanical, electronic, and/or optical instruments and of computer-associated systems and equipment;
    • supervise or perform the recording and reduction of test data for instrument design and evaluation purposes; and,
    • assemble and evaluate information and prepare reports with respect to feasibility, engineering design criteria, and performance of instrument systems.

    Research Associatesat the highest levels make significant innovative contributions to the design and conductof scientific and research methodology to a degree that typically changes the course ofthe investigation, and/or direct a broad range of programs.
  • ECE Engineering Research Scientist I, II, or III - Open Pool
    Full details Position Summary
    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) is seeking applications for Research Scientists.

    Positions with specific areas of research could include:
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Communications and signal processing
    • Computer engineering
    • Controls and robotics
    • Electromagnetics and remote sensing
    • Lasers and photonics

    NOTE: Applicants must obtain a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline related to Electrical and Computer Engineering by the proposed start date. These positions have the possibility of renewal depending on performance and availability of funds.
  • Post Doctoral Fellow - RISE Inertial Fusion Energy hub
    Full details Position Summary
    Colorado State University (CSU) seeks an independent, curiosity driven post-doctoral researcher to work on projects that investigate novel thin film amorphous materials for their application in multilayer coatings for high power ultraviolet lasers and ultra-short pulse near infrared lasers. The research will also include the study of physical mechanisms that affect the coatings performance under intense illumination or illumination in corrosive environments as in the case of excimer lasers. The candidate must have experience in optical diagnostics and in the implementation of optical metrology.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Electrical and Computer Engineering - Open Pool
    Full details Position Summary
    The department accepts applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who are interested in a postdoctoral position within the department. Positions with specific areas of research could include:

    • Biomedical engineering
    • Communications and signal processing
    • Computer engineering
    • Controls and robotics
    • Electromagnetics and remote sensing
    • Lasers and photonics

    NOTE: Applicants must obtain a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate discipline related to Electrical and Computer Engineering by the proposed start date.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instructor / Professor - Mechanical Engineering
    Full details Position Summary
    We invite applications for a full-time Instructor / Professor - Mechanical Engineering who will teach upper division (300 and 400-level) courses, which may include Engineering Design III (MECH 301), Thermodynamics (MECH 337), Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers (MECH 342), Heat & Mass Transfer (MECH 344), and Engineering Design Practicum (MECH 486). We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual who loves teaching and shares our dedication to excellence in undergraduate education.

    The individual selected for this position will be assigned one of six Non-Tenure Track Faculty (NTTF) working titles based on education and experience. Specifically, a selected individual who has an MS will have a working title of Instructor, Senior Instructor, or Master Instructor; a selected individual who has a PhD will have a working title of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Within these two working titles, a selected individual who has less than 5 years of experience will have a working title of Instructor or Assistant Professor; a selected individual who has more than 5 years of experience will have a working title of Senior Instructor or Associate Professor; a selected individual who has more than 10 years of experience will have a working title of Master Instructor or [Full] Professor.

    This position supports the educational mission of the Department and its commitment to provide high-quality opportunities in Mechanical Engineering. The position will report to the CSU Mechanical Engineering Department Head on a continuing contract, pending successful performance and available funding. This faculty position may be given responsibility for one or more undergraduate laboratories and will be responsible for the quality, efficacy, and learning outcomes of courses along with necessary modification and change consistent with the Department’s goals.
  • Research Associate I - OBRL Research Engineer
    Full details Position Summary
    The Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory (OBRL) within the Mechanical Engineering Department at Colorado State University seeks to fill a full-time (40 hours/week) professional research position. This position will assist with sample preparation and biomechanical testing including sample procurement from necropsy, sample prep, x-ray capture, range of motion testing within the OBRL. In addition, they will assist with data analysis and report generation and maintain and update laboratory protocols, standard operating procedure manuals, and quality control/assurance measures.
  • School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Academic Advisor - School of Biomedical Engineering
    Full details Position Summary
    Colorado State University’s School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME)’s Academic Advisor collaborates with one other undergraduate academic advisor in the department, the Director of Undergraduate Programs (DUP), and the SBME faculty to support undergraduate Biomedical Engineering (BME) students.

    This is an Administrative Professional position that is eligible for CSU Benefits and matching DCP (retirement). SBME is comprised of approximately 40 core faculty, an expected population of 400+ BME dual degree and ~40 BME minor students. The advisors will work closely together to holistically advise and support students in making critical transitions, developing academic plans for academic and personal success, and connecting with campus resources. The candidate will report to the Interim Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, School of Biomedical Engineering.

    Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

    The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date (July 8th). The Department will not sponsor a visa for this position.
  • Systems Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Systems Engineering - Open Pool
    Full details Position Summary
    This is an OPEN POOL posting and applicants will be contacted only if a suitable position becomes available. The Department of Systems Engineering (https://www.engr.colostate.edu/se) at Colorado State University (Fort Collins campus) invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship positions to pursue research in design, optimization, assessment, and/or management of complex engineered systems.

    Postdoctoral fellows will engage in groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary research in close collaboration with research groups in the Systems Engineering Department and other departments at CSU. Candidates with a demonstrated research background in one or more of the following topics are encouraged to apply:
    1. Energy Systems
    2. Automotive Systems
    3. Transportation Systems
    4. Human Factors
    5. Cybersecurity
    6. Model-based Systems Engineering
    7. Design optimization, controls, and analytics
    8. Situational robotics and awareness
    9. Augmented and Virtual Reality Experience Design and Educational Technologies
    More job-specific information will be available as search committee members decide to hire from this open pool.

    The open positions are temporary assignments. Assignments are 6-12 months, can be extended up to 2 years. 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.