Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow Sustainable Livestock Systems Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number 202000895AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range Starting at $45,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualification, plus comprehensive benefits package. Desired Start Date 01/31/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/13/2020 Description of Work Unit
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students. CSU faculty engage in world-class research that attracts more than $300 million in research funding annually.
CSU is one of the world's top research universities and a recognized leader in cancer research, atmospheric science, animal science, climate change, forest and wildlife management, engineering, and water. In 2015-16, CSU recorded its eighth consecutive year with more than $300 million in research expenditures, ranking among the nation's top universities without a medical school.
Colorado State University has a campus culture that is driven by a desire always to do better and a vision to be the best place to learn, work, and discover. Our Principles of Community - Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice - reflect our core values and support CSU's mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service, and engagement. Each member of our community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.
Fort Collins, which has been home to CSU since the University's inception in 1870, is a vibrant, friendly city of 161,000 tucked against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado. The city boasts a lively arts and cultural scene, shopping in historic Old Town, a strong economy, and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
With more than 200 miles of bike paths and trails, easy access to the scenic Poudre River and majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, and within easy driving distance of Colorado's iconic ski areas, it is a year-round paradise. Boasting a mild climate, thriving high-tech industry, and some of the best microbreweries in the world, it's no wonder Fort Collins annually ranks among the most livable small cities in the United States.
The Department of Animal Sciences has the unique mission of serving Colorado's large and diverse livestock industries. Research, teaching and extension outreach activities in the Department of Animal Sciences focus on developing industry leaders and improving profitable production of horses and food animals through the application of science and technology, resource management and food product enhancement, with emphasis on addressing societal issues concerning food safety, product quality and value, animal care and management, and environmental impacts of animal agriculture.
The ability to perform independent research related to the sustainability of livestock systems is required. Such research will span a breadth of expertise.
Translating theoretical science into systems level impact and adoption is necessary for success. PhD or DVM experience is required, including knowledge of concepts in experimental design and data analysis across livestock systems. Organizational skills, personnel supervision, group coordination and capabilities in producer outreach and engagement will be necessary.
Required Job Qualifications
PhD in Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Ecology, Engineering, DVM or similar field completed by start date
Demonstrated success in publishing
Experience with systems modeling and/or analysis
Experience with livestock systems and sustainability
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in leading projects through to publication
Experience with project management
Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by start date
Ability to travel primarily statewide in compliance with COVID related restrictions
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Publication record in peer reviewed journals
Experience or interest in consumer trends/perceptions
Ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
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