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  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - OPEN POOL (Chemical and Biological Engineering 2019)
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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 2019.
    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
  • 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.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 19-108: Radiative Transfer Scientist
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    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere ( at Colorado State University is pursuing research activities related to the development, maintenance and assessment of the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) in partnership with the NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) and U.S. Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA), to improve and accelerate the uses of research and operational satellite data in remote sensing and numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. The CRTM plays a key role in supporting the GOES-R and JPSS programs, as well as many NOAA partner satellite missions, for instrument design, retrieval algorithm development, and satellite data impact studies in NWP. To keep supporting a variety of U.S. satellite missions and data assimilation activities, the individual in this position will be responsible for leading/supporting collaborative projects with other algorithm and data assimilation groups, as well as other institutions, to improve CRTM scientific and technical capabilities. The major tasks include CRTM code management, software optimization, testing and release; sensor coefficient generation; new transmittance model development; user support, issue tracking, and issue resolution; improving CRTM performance for visible, infrared, and microwave sensors. The individual in this position will report to the NESDIS Environmental Applications Team (NEAT) Manager and actively collaborate with NOAA and other researchers, in particular with NOAA/NESDIS/STAR and JCSDA research groups in College Park, Maryland (office will be in College Park, MD).
  • 19-114 Project Manager
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    The individual in this position will be responsible for government-to-government, government-to-private-sector, and government-to-public technology transfer actions, as well as intellectual property concerns including the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. The individual will assist with and advise on the preparation of scopes of work, reimbursable and interagency agreements, and project plans needed for technology transfer efforts. This includes advice on methods to succeed in the technology transfer, developing and maintaining relationships with partners including assisting with the development of reports and summarizing progress toward objectives agreed by the funder. They will also develop the GSD and Cooperative Institute implementation of project management protocols, cost estimating methods, and reporting methodologies to assist successful technology transfers. These work tasks are essential to the success of the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024 CIRA Environmental Applications Research (EAR) projects with NOAA. These tasks will contribute to the successful planning, coordination, and reporting of progress and success of each of the 5 research themes and the 3 cross-cutting research activities described in the EAR. This position will report to the CIRA Associate Director.
  • 19-115 Programmer/Analyst
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    The successful candidate will provide technical support to the Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) operation and develop its Graphics User Interface (GUI) under the AWIPS2 framework.  The IMS GUI will be used by analysts to visualize and adjust the ice and snow coverage and generate final products.  The successful candidate will not only develop the applications, but also collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.  In addition to working on the IMS application, there may be opportunities to work on storm surge modeling as well.  This position will report to the Sr Software Engineer/Architect.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • 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.