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Research Scientist II – Bioinformatician

Colorado State University

This is a Full-time position in Fort Collins, CO posted November 24, 2021.

Research Scientist II
– Bioinformatician

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application materials consist of the following:

  • CV
  • Three references.

    References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

  • Working Title Research Scientist II
    – Bioinformatician

    Position Location Fort Collins, CO

    Research Professional Position Yes

    Posting Number 202101281AP

    Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/22/2021

    Description of Work Unit

    The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory is a research unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources.

    Scientific research is focused on understanding ecosystem processes and managing natural resources.

    Position Summary

    The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory seeks a research scientist in the field of bioinformatics and environmental microbiology.

    The research scientist will contribute to a variety of research projects focused on carbohydrate metabolism in soil organisms and the environment.

    This research scientist will be responsible for helping lead existing research projects and generating new project ideas and sources of support.

    This will require a high level of specific knowledge, a demonstrated capacity for creativity and independence, and the capacity to generate research support.

    In addition, the research scientist will have the opportunity to work closely with other research scientists within NREL and across campus as well as with external collaborators.

    support efforts to identify the genes responsible for novel metabolism.

    The position is ongoing, pending adequate performance and available funding.

    Required Job Qualifications

    • Candidates must have at least a Ph.D.

      degree.

      Degree(s) should be in Microbial Ecology, Soil Microbiology, or another closely related field

    • Demonstrated ability to plan, design, carry out microbiological experiments 
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively – written papers and oral presentations, success in securing external funding, preferably with foundations
    • Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, research associates
    • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with faculty and research scientists 
    • Experience researching L-sugar metabolic pathways
    • 3 years of experience in a variety of research settings, including academic institutions, start-ups, and national/other laboratories. 

    Preferred Job Qualifications

    • At least 7 years experience post Ph.D.
    • Deep and varied experience in developing microbial isolate or consortia libraries via a variety of microbial culturing and isolation approaches
    • Experience in academic and commercial settings, particularly with start-ups
    • Deep knowledge of soil organic matter cycling and stabilization, and soil microbial ecology
    • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to strategic decision-making
    • Director-level leadership experience with R&D oversight 

    Diversity Statement

    Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    Job Duty Category Research, Research Support, Team Supervision/Coordination

    Duty/Responsibility

    Oversee a variety of carbohydrate metabolism, including developing assays; oversee students, post-docs, and other lab personnel.

    Percentage Of Time 35

    Job Duty Category Project Management

    Duty/Responsibility

    Manage timelines of many experiments that are interdependent.

    Percentage Of Time 40

    Job Duty Category Manuscript Writing

    Duty/Responsibility

    Lead and work with team members to develop outlines and draft text for peer-review manuscripts.

    Percentage Of Time 10

    Job Duty Category

    Duty/Responsibility

    Contribute to and lead grant proposals to state, federal, industry and foundations to secure future funding for this position.

    Percentage Of Time 15

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Application materials consist of the following:

    • CV
    • Three references.

      References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

    • Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

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      EEO Statement

      Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker.

      The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

      Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

      The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

      The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .

      The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .

      The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co.

      80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .

      Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .

      Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students.

      To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks.

      The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification.

      Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

      References Requested

      Minimum Requested 3

      Maximum Requested 3

      Supplemental Questions

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