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Colorado State University Postdoctoral Fellow - OPEN POOL (Chemical and Biological Engineering 2020) in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow - OPEN POOL (Chemical and Biological Engineering 2020)

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000191AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week

Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/31/2020

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is one of 9 departments, schools and programs within the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU). Located on-and off-campus, the College’s centers and labs make cutting-edge research possible, and facilitate practical, hands-on learning experiences for students.

The Chemical and Biological Engineering program at CSU has a record of high-quality education and research since its inception in 1977. There are currently 450 undergraduate and 35 full time graduate students in the program, 13 tenure-track faculty, and 2 full time Professors of Practice.

All faculty hold at least one joint appointment in departments or schools inside and outside the college, and in that capacity, advise an additional 18 PhD students in chemistry, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, molecular, cellular, and integrative neuroscience, and materials science and engineering.

The Department has integrated both chemical and biological sciences into our undergraduate curriculum and offers one of the only ABET-accredited Chemical and Biological Engineering BS degrees in the country. Our faculty are engaged in exciting research work, with emphases on bioenergy, biochemical and biomedical engineering, experimental and computational systems biology, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, bioanalytical devices and microfluidics, polymer science, and biomaterials.

For more information about the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, please visit our web page:

Position Summary

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in Postdoctoral positions within the department in 2020.

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

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline related to Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Additional required qualifications and salary determined by the specific position to be filled.

Preferred Job Qualifications

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

Special Instructions to Applicants

This open pool is valid through December 31, 2020, at which time all applicants wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

To add your name to the applicant pool, please upload individually;

  1. Cover letter of interest describing your PhD discipline
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. List of 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 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 Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you currently have or will you have a PhD in an appropriate discipline by December 31,2020?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents

  • Statement of Research Interests

  • Unofficial Transcripts