Colorado State University Research Scientist/ Scholar I - Perera lab in Fort Collins, Colorado
Working Title Research Scientist/ Scholar I - Perera lab
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202100017AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Resch Sci/Scholar I
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000 - $60,000
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/07/2021
Description of Work Unit
The Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology (MIP) Department is comprised of over 400 individuals who share a common passion for solving some of the most important human and animal health problems today. Research programs include those related to mycobacteria, retroviruses, prions, and arthropod-borne infectious diseases, as well as the diagnostic investigation of naturally-occurring animal diseases. A leader in education, MIP provides the only microbiology undergraduate degree program in Colorado, a graduate program that provides training in a number of cutting-edge disciplines, and several specialized veterinary residency training programs.
This Research Scientist will work on one of the major research objectives of Dr. Perera’s laboratory focused on utilizing metabolomics to understand virus-host metabolic interactions and use metabolic pathways to interfere with viral diseases. They will conduct advanced research on this topic, handle the day-to-day supervision and training of students, Research Associates and post-doctoral fellows as well as some of the management and administrative aspects (decision making, report, grant/fellowship application and publication writing, etc) of this program.
Required Job Qualifications
Research doctorate degree, 2+ years of mass spectrometry experience
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience in metabolomics and infectious disease
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 Conducting Independent and Collaborative Research
Fulfill the research stated in Dr. Perera’s funded research, including completion of the laboratory research, data analysis, preparation of scientific manuscripts, delivering scientific presentations, and preparation of new and renewal grant applications
Percentage Of Time 80
Job Duty Category Project Management
Ensure scientific progress on the proposed research, manage financial resources, and complete required progress reports
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Supervision of students, Research Associates and Post-doctoral fellows
Manage any student, Research Associate and post-doc assistance with conducting the proposed research under the funded NIH grant.
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and names and contact of three professional references.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials - BSL-3
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