Posting Detail InformationWorking Title Assistant Professor
Position Location Fort Collins, CO Work Location Position qualifies for hybrid/in-office work Posting Number 202300300F Proposed Annual Salary Range $80,000 - $82,000 Employee Benefits
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Position Type Faculty Work Hours/Week 40 Description of Work Unit
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ( BMB)
The Department is home to over 350 undergraduate biochemistry majors and minors, 40 graduate students, 30 postdoctoral fellows and research associates, and 18 tenure track and 4 continuing/contract faculty members, and is further strengthened by two active emeritus faculty, seven research faculty, and joint faculty appointments from Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. BMB faculty currently generates nearly $9,000,000 per year in total research expenditures. Most BMB faculty members participate in one or more of the interdisciplinary graduate programs Cell and Molecular Biology / Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience / Biomedical Engineering. The Department is housed in the Molecular and Radiological Biosciences Building, which it shares with the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, and also has research and teaching space in the nearby Anatomy/Zoology Building.
The Department houses well-equipped general instrumentation rooms with high speed and ultracentrifuges, a fully equipped Protein Expression and Purification laboratory, and a baculovirus/insect cell culture/protein expression facility. For structural and biophysical studies, the Department has an in-house Rigaku MicroMax-003 / Pilatus 200K based X-ray diffraction system, a membership in the MBC synchrotron beamline 4.2.2 at ALS (Berkeley), and a dedicated crystallization room with an Art Robbins Gryphon crystallization robot. For solution-state analysis, circular dichroic spectrophotometer, ITC and DSC calorimeters, AVIV ATF-105 fluorescence spectrometer, Bio-Logic MOS-500/SFM-4000 stopped flow and QFM-4000 quench flow instruments, a BMG CLARIOstar Plus microplate reader, and a Beckman XL-I analytical ultracentrifuge are available through shared instrumentation and individual laboratories.
General shared equipment within the department includes a Cytiva Typhoon RGB biomolecular laser scanner capable of quantitative, high-resolution visible fluorescence imaging and phosphorimaging, a LI-COR Odyssey CLx infrared imaging system with two-channel IR fluorescence direct detection, high sensitivity, and quantification capability. The system can be used for Western blots, EMSA, protein arrays, In-Cell and On-Cell Westerns, in vivo imaging, colorimetric protein gel imaging, DNA gel imaging, and tissue section analysis. A GE ImageQuant LAS 500 cooled CCD imager for imaging of chemiluminescent Western blots, fluorescent protein and DNA gel stains, and white light imaging of colorimetric stains and markers. Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, our faculty, research interests, facilities and instrumentation, can be found at https:// www. bmb.colostate.edu/.
The Department houses numerous shared imaging systems housed in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology imaging facility. These include a spinning disk confocal microscope on an Olympus IX83 fully automated ZDC base, equipped with a phasor photoablation / activation / conversion system for intracellular molecular dynamics, a Nikon Eclipse Ti with Perfect Focus equipped for TIRF microscopy and super-resolution microscopy (PALM, STORM), and a Zeiss LSM 900 Confocal microscope with Airyscan 2 equipped with super resolution capability and Definite Focus 3. These are complemented by a Keyence All-In- One Fluorescence/Brightfield microscope with an enclosed stage, stage incubator, and many adapters that offers great speed and flexibility for many cell biological and high-throughput types of analysis. In nearby buildings are two Zeiss laser scanning confocal microscopes and a JEOL1400 transmission electron microscope with digital cameras and a tomography stage for imaging biological samples.
University-sponsored facilities house several mass spectrometers for electrospray and MALDI applications including: a Waters Syntapt G2-Si Ionmobility TOF with Waters nanoflow or standard UPLC, a Bruker Daltronic MALDI-TOF, a Thermo Scientific LTQ Orbitrap with nanoLC, two Waters Xevo TQ-S Triple Quadrupole instruments with nanoflow or standard UPLC, a Waters Xevo G2 TOF with UPLC, a Waters Xevo G2 Q-TOF with UPLC, and three Thermo Scientific GC-MS systems including one equipped with a SPME/Headspace/ITEX autosampler. The University also supports a Biacore molecular interaction analysis platform, Affimetrix gene chip array reader, a laser-capture microdissection microscope, and several fluorescence-activated cell sorting/flow cytometers. A Next Generation Sequencing Core has an Illumina NextSeq and an Illumina MiSeq, as well as IonProton and IonTorrent nucleic acid sequencers. University cores provide other analytical instrumentation, including NMR spectrometers, laser fluorescence lifetime instrument, a field emission scanning electron microscope and a JEOL JEM-2100F transmission electron microscope for material science applications. More information about these facilities can be found at the ARC Institutional Core: https: // www. research.colostate.edu/arc/; The ARC Imaging and Surface Science Center, ISS: https: // www. research.colostate.edu/iss/; The ARC Materials and Molecular Analysis Center, MMA: https: // www. research.colostate.edu/cif/; The ARC Bioanalysis and Omics Center, BIO: https: // www. research.colostate.edu/pmf/. Also available are machine shops for fabrication, an electronics shop, and a central animal care facility.
BMB is one of eight Departments within the College of Natural Sciences ( CNS). The College is strongly supportive of collaborative research projects between laboratories both within and external to the Department and College. For example, faculty within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences ( CVMBS) and Biomedical or Chemical and Biological Engineering share many research interests and have joint grants with faculty in BMB. Other Laboratories and Centers of interest include: The Prion Research Center ( Prion Research at CSU); the Rocky Mountain Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RMRBL), which is part of the Infectious Disease Research Center ( IDRC); CSU Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging ( Center for Healthy Aging) and the Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute ( Translational Medicine CSU). The recently constructed Research Innovation Center (RIC) provides a rich and diverse environment promoting opportunities for collaboration between the public and private sector.
The University and Surrounding Areas As a land-grant institution, Colorado State University (CSU) offers a broad range of instructional programs in the biological, biomedical, veterinary, and agricultural sciences. On campus enrollment totals over 28,300 full-time students, including over 5,000 graduate and professional students and about 2,000 international students from over 90 countries. CSU is located in the city of Fort Collins, 60 miles north of Denver along the beautiful Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The University is the city's largest employer, giving Fort Collins a University-town atmosphere. Enhanced by relationships with CSU, the city has become a magnet for highly innovative new industries, and is at the forefront of clean and alternative energy technologies, biotechnology, and software/hardware sectors. Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, AMD, Intel, Broadcom Technologies, Advanced Energy, QLT Inc., Otterbox, Waterpik, Woodward Industries, and Anheuser-Busch are some of the major employers in Fort Collins that help drive an environmentally conscious healthy economy. Fort Collins is considered the microbrewery capital of Colorado, home to ≈22 breweries that include Odell and New Belgium. Fort Collins is also home to the campus of the Natural Resources Research Laboratory, and to Offices of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, U.S.D.A., the National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Forest Service. The Centers for Disease Control Vector-borne Infections Diseases Laboratory is located on the CSU foothills campus, 2.5 miles west of the main campus. Additionally, a large number of biotech and telecommunication firms are located in the Denver-Boulder area south of Fort Collins. The University of Colorado in Boulder, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, and the University of Wyoming in Laramie are all within a 70 mile radius.
Fort Collins is located next to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, nestled along the Cache La Poudre River, the only river in Colorado to be designated a National “Wild and Scenic River.” Fort Collins has a population of over 165,000 and is ranked among the most educated and healthiest cities in the nation. This ranking reflects the highly educated workforce, drawn to Fort Collins by the strong academic environment and the clean and sustainable industries that thrive in the community. The city of Fort Collins is consistently ranked as one of the “Best Places to Live in America,” with nearly 50 similar designations from numerous magazines and polls since 2005 (see: https:// www. fcgov.com/visitor/fcfacts.php). A 2010 Gallup Poll ranked Fort Collins as the third best city in the nation for overall well- being. The city of Fort Collins boasts an outstanding public school system and a multitude of cultural activities, including a center for performing arts, a symphony orchestra, repertory theaters, choral society, and a dance company. The historic Old Town district of Fort Collins hosts live music and thriving local dining scene throughout the year. The city maintains several indoor pools, indoor soccer fields, ice arenas, over 600 acres of parks, 30,000 acres of natural areas, and over 20 miles of pedestrian, biking, and hiking trails, plus an extensive multi-use trail system in nearby natural areas.
Research and Teaching This position involves establishing an externally funded research program focused in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, and/or structural biology/biophysics, with the primary experimental approaches being in the areas of cell biology, imaging, biochemistry, and/or biophysical and structural biology. The research program will aim to be both nationally and internationally recognized. The teaching duties will encompass undergraduate and graduate classes covering cell biology, biophysical methods, and/or structural biology. The coursework will involve both classroom and laboratory teaching, including the training of undergraduate researchers.
Workplace Relationships All faculty are expected to work for the common good of the department and related programs, the college, and the university. Teamwork is critical for success on the job, and faculty must be able to maintain relationships with students, colleagues, and other constituents that are based on professionalism and mutual respect.
Colorado State University (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes % Research 40 % Teaching 40 % Service 20 % Administration 0 To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/16/2023 Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/16/2024 Position End Date Position Summary
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applications will be considered from individuals with a background and research interests in studying the molecular mechanisms of cellular functions using cell, organismal and/or in vitro approaches. The Department has outstanding research programs in areas that include the cytoskeleton, cell division, intracellular trafficking, chromatin structure/function, gene regulation, DNA replication, protein folding, neurobiology, and virology. We encourage those studying biological processes using cell biology, imaging, and/or biophysical and structural approaches to apply.
The successful hire is expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized externally-funded research program with a focus in the general areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biophysics. The hire will participate in undergraduate and graduate education, and provide service through Departmental, College, and University committees, as well as external service to the profession. The position requires a firm commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The position is a nine-month, tenure-track, academic appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Funds are available to provide an appropriate start-up package. A signing bonus of up to $2,500 may be considered for successful candidates. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.
Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a diversity/equity/inclusion statement by October 16, 2023. The applicant will provide the names and contact information of three individuals qualified to assess their ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested via email from referees upon submission of an application. Applications will be accepted and may be considered past the full-consideration deadline until the position is filled. For further information regarding this position, consult the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology website ( https:// www. bmb.colostate.edu/) or email the search chair at [email protected].
The search committee will identify a pool of semifinalist candidates from the qualified applicant pool. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review and discussion by the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications
Preferred Job Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests by October 16, 2023. In alignment with the CSU principles of community (https: // diversity.colostate.edu/resources/principles-of- community/), all candidates are required to submit a personal statement on their contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics. The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance institutional diversity and equity goals. The applicant will also provide the names and contact information of three individuals qualified to assess their ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested via email from referees upon submission of an application. Applications will be accepted and may be considered past the full-consideration deadline until the position is filled. For further information regarding this position, consult the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology website (https:// www. bmb.colostate.edu/)or email the search chair at [email protected].References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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 for the finalist before a final offer. 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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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, [email protected].
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, [email protected].
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, [email protected].
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Search Contact [email protected]
Essential DutiesJob Duty Category Research
Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Teaching
Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Service
Percentage Of Time 20References Requested
References RequestedMinimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3Supplemental Questions
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