PSRL Research Scientist

Coppin State University

United States

July 11, 2022


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Working Title PSRL Research Scientist

Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number 202200913AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Resch Sci/Scholar I Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range 68,000-75,000 Employee Benefits

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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 07/11/2022 Description of Work Unit

The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Our areas of expertise include animal health, imaging and diagnostics, infectious disease, cancer, and orthopedics. The department is highly interactive and offers research associates a friendly but rigorous learning environment. There is ample opportunity for informal interactions between research scientists and faculty, thus encouraging the kind of discussions and collaborations that are critical to success in the cutting-edge atmosphere of modern clinical research. Program faculty members are housed on South Campus, CSU. Most of the laboratory space is relatively close in proximity to the faculty. University facilities that support research efforts include immunotherapy and stem cell therapy, cancer, diagnostics and treatment, fundamental causes of heart disease and developing novel new treatments, reproductive biology of domestic animals, improved quality of life for animals and indirectly improve human health, orthopedic health in horses and humans and in-vivo orthopedic and soft tissue preclinical research.

Position Summary

A Research Scientist I position is available in the Department of Clinical Sciences in the Preclinical Surgical Research Laboratory (PSRL). This position includes interaction with the Principal Investigator as well as other research associates, graduate students, and undergraduate students. This individual will be part of a team of researchers completing funded projects.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a related area
  • Preferred Job Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of post-doctoral fellowship experience

  • Animal models of musculoskeletal diseases
  • In-vitro and ex-vivo culture techniques
  • Proficient in histology, biochemical assays, and molecular biology assays

  • Previous experience with statistical analysis programs (e.g. GraphPad)
  • At least 2 first author or co-first author publications
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Diversity Statement

    Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes

    Essential Duties

    Job Duty Category PSRL Study Coordinator


  • Conducting industry sponsored contract related projects involving rodent, rabbit, goat, and/or ovine animal models.
  • These projects will involve discussions with the sponsors, protocol and budget development, project organization and completion, and project write-up which includes all relevant data analysis and statistics.
  • Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category PSRL Laboratory/Basic Science Principal Investigator


  • Assisting with all PSRL animal studies which involve basic science applications and outcomes.
  • Serving as the primary principal investigator for the PSRL Laboratory Space which will involve regulatory approvals and maintenance (hazardous waste, biosafety, etc.), chemical and safety management, ordering, equipment maintenance, and supply stocking of laboratory areas.
  • Training graduate and undergraduate students in the general laboratory and on specific laboratory protocols. Oversight and managing of these students when they are in the lab and assisting with their research projects.
  • Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Independent Investigator (PSRL Grants Program)


  • Contributing to federal, foundation, and internal grant applications as a co-investigator or co-principal investigator.
  • Conducting research investigators involving rodent models of musculoskeletal disease involving histological, biochemical, molecular, and biomechanical outcomes.
  • Mentoring and managing graduate students, residents, and undergraduate students.
  • Collaborating with other PIs in the department and university.
  • Submitting manuscripts of completed research.
  • Attending scientific conferences (finances for at least 1 per year will be provided by the PI) and presenting relevant research.
  • Percentage Of Time 35

    Application Details

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Candidates will need to supply a resume/CV and cover letter that address the required and preferred qualifications listed and the names and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact Liz Miyoshi 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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 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,

    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,

    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,

    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

    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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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Optional Documents

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