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Postdoctoral Fellow - BROADN One Health Institute
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado
Date Posted September 18, 2021
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow - BROADN One Health Institute
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202101039AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $70,000 - $80,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Desired Start Date 12/01/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/18/2021
Description of Work Unit
The One Health Institute (OHI) at Colorado State University (CSU) is a unit that facilitates research activities at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health. The institute supports transdisciplinary research that spans all eight colleges at CSU and provides infrastructure and framework for collaborative engagement, networking and teaming to find solutions to complex problems. 
Position Summary
We seek to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF Biology Integration Institute project, defining the composition, function, and evolution of microbes in the air—the ‘aerobiome’. This exciting project will be based in the One Health Institute at Colorado State University and includes faculty from Departments of Agricultural Biology, Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology Immunology and Pathology, Sociology, Soil and Crop Sciences at CSU, and faculty at other regional and international locations.  Collaborations in research and education among faculty and staff at CSU and elsewhere will be facilitated by project management provided by the successful candidate. 
Required Job Qualifications
We are seeking an individual with experience relating to Regional OneHealth Aerobiome Discovery Network (BROADN) research goals who possesses a communication skill set conducive to assisting with management of a large interdisciplinary project.  The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree by the date of hire in a discipline represented by BROADN faculty as listed above, including atmospheric science, microbial physiology/ecology, microbiome, data science, ecosystems science, and other topics related to the wide goals of BROADN, and show evidence of scholarly excellence and accomplishments in at least one of these fields.  Excellent communication and organizational skills, experience in writing technical or scientific reports and manuscripts, and demonstrated ability to interact productively with a diverse group of collaborators is required. 
Preferred Job Qualifications
Technical expertise in aerobiology, air sampling technologies, microbiome analysis, microbial genomic determination and analysis, ecology, environmental health, and mathematical modeling are skill sets highly relevant to this position. Expertise in database management, genomics, familiarity with next generation sequencing technologies, biostatistical and bioinformatics analysis is also desirable. Prior project management experience, and familiarity with preparation of annual reports for federal sponsors is preferred. 
Diversity Statement
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research
Perform experiments to elucidate the composition, function, and evolution of microbes in the air—the ‘aerobiome’. 
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Project Management
Coordinate day-to-day activities that integrate fieldwork, sample archiving and data management, microbiome analysis, modeling, and other components of BROADN.  Attend weekly project meetings, assist in annual symposium program organization, and contribute to preparation of required reporting documents.  Assist in procurement and deployment of sampling equipment.
Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Grant, Technical Report, and Manuscript Writing
Collecting and compiling report data for annual BROADN reports, author manuscripts reporting research results, assist with associated and renewal grant application preparation. 
Percentage Of Time 10

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, please apply by 10/18/2021, 11:59 pm (MT) with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Jessica Hunter, Jessica.Hunter@colostate.edu
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 .
Background Check Policy Statement
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.

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