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Colorado State University Postdoctoral Fellow-Neophytou Lab in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow-Neophytou Lab

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202100015AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows

Number of Vacancies 2

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000-60,000; Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) and the State of Colorado are 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 classified employees in the following University benefit areas.

Desired Start Date 07/01/2021

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/15/2021

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences is home to one of the largest environmental health programs in the nation, and the only one that incorporates radiological health into its core curriculum. Students and researchers in environmental health investigate how natural and built environments affect human and animal health and seek solutions to minimize negative health consequences of environmental and workplace exposures. Radiological health focuses on the biological effects of radiation, including laboratory studies of the damaging effects of radiation, and clinical uses of radiation in diagnostic imaging and cancer therapy.

Position Summary

The postdoctoral fellow will be working on research projects under the supervision of Dr. Andreas Neophytou. These projects will provide opportunities to perform analysis on environmental epidemiology topics, including air pollution and children’s health, environmental exposures and perinatal outcomes, and health effects of tropical cyclones. Analyses approaches will include applications of methods for prolonged and/or time-varying exposures, mediation analysis and causal inference applications in general. The responsibilities of this position will involve data management and statistical analyses, as well as other research activities including communication/dissemination of results such as presentations at seminars and conferences and manuscript preparation for peer-reviewed publication. The postdoctoral fellow is also encouraged to assist in mentoring graduate students related to statistical data analyses and interpretation of results. Finally, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to assist Dr. Neophytou in writing grant applications for future projects.

Required Job Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Environmental Health, or a closely-related field. Applicants must have the degree by the date of hire

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience in: – Human subjects research; – Analyses of clinical and subclinical health data; – Data management; – Statistical analysis and experience with advanced epidemiologic methods with causal inference applications; – Machine learning;

Demonstrated communication skills (written and oral);

Organizational and time management skills;

Supervisory experience;

The ability to work independently and within collaborative, multidisciplinary teams.

Diversity Statement

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

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Data Analyses and Project Management


Carry out tasks related to the conduct of the research projects.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for statistical analyses relating to research projects.

  • Performing statistical analyses will require the following: proficiency with statistical software such as SAS or R, familiarity with advanced epidemiologic methods including causal mediation analysis, as well as methods for prolonged exposures such as distributed-lag modelling.

Other tasks related to project management include coordinating paperwork for progress reports and human subjects reviews pertaining to the grant.

Percentage Of Time 75

Job Duty Category Communication


Interact and communicate with project stakeholder groups. Preparation of research results for presentations in seminars and conferences as well as manuscript writing for peer-reviewed publication.

Percentage Of Time 10

Job Duty Category Supervision


Supervise graduate and undergraduate students, student hourly and non-student-hourly employees and volunteers in a support role.

Percentage Of Time 10

Job Duty Category Grant Writing


Support role in grant proposal writing

Percentage Of Time 5

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. The position will remain open until filled, however, for full consideration applications should be received by March 15, 2021. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jean Runyan,

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

Search Contact Andreas Neophytou /

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 or expression, or pregnancy and 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/equal access/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 Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents