Research Scientist/Scholar I, II, III and Senior Positions – Open Pool

Employment Type: Administrative Professional

College: Natural Sciences

Department: Biology

Position Summary:   The Department of Biology accepts applications throughout the academic year from individuals who are interested in obtaining research experience in cell & molecular biology, physiology of plants or animals, animal behavior, ecology, evolutionary biology and/or computational/theoretical biology. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate discipline. The open positions may be special or temporary assignments..

There are several levels of appointment. Level I is for individuals generally within three years of receiving their Ph.D. and with limited scientific research experience. Level II is analogous to the Assistant Professor title for regular faculty. It generally includes people with three to seven years of experience beyond the Ph.D. level and with very significant professional accomplishments.
Level III is analogous to the Associate Professor title for regular faculty. It generally includes individuals with more than seven years of experience beyond the Ph.D., and with extremely significant professional accomplishments. The Senior level is analogous to the full Professor title for regular faculty. It generally includes individuals well beyond the Ph.D. that have demonstrated outstanding, sustained, and extraordinary professional accomplishments as well as professional leadership.

Ranking and qualifications within the levels are done on a case-by-case basis with factors that include the publication record, past research funding, professional honors and awards, decisive discoveries, and management experience. Annual terms and reappointment may depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding

Detailed descriptions of the research programs of the individual faculty are available on the department web page:

Application Deadline: 04-30-18

To Apply:  Interested individuals should upload a letter of interest, a current CV and names and contact information of three professional references at   Please note: If you are interested in working with specific faculty member(s), please indicate that in your cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This pool is valid through April 30, 2018, at which time all applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply.

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Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.