Research Associates I, II, III or IV- Open Pool

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO 80523

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

Working Title Research Associates I, II, III or IV- Open Pool

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000475AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week

Proposed Annual Salary Range 55,000-82,000; Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications

Employee Benefits

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/30/2021

Description of Work Unit

The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS) is a core facility supported by the Vice President for Research and College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University which aims to connect and support social scientists with other researchers, as well as university, community, and industry partners. We develop and deliver services that enhance social science research capacity, help to improve grant competitiveness campus-wide, promote interdisciplinary research networking opportunities and provide support research methods training in support of the University’s land grant mission.

Position Summary

Research Associates from level I-IV will work with project coordinator(s), Associate Directors, Directors and senior analysts to conduct social science research. This may include (1) Developing and administering surveys, (2) Facilitation or assisting with focus groups, (3) Conducting interviews, (4) Analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and (5) Developing reports and/or presentations to deliver results to clients.

Critical to this position is managing programmatic aspects of grants and projects in accordance with the procedures, guidelines and expectations required.

This position will play a formative role in IRISS’s development, in the execution of current research projects, and in the project management and coordination with government partnerships and engaging with key personnel as necessary.

The successful candidate will build strong and positive working relationships with staff, unit directors, researchers, campus faculty and administrators, as well as external community and business partners as a required with each project grant. Occasional travel and working non-standard hours are expected. The Research Associates I, II, III, or IV will support other organizational priorities, as defined by the Associate Director of Research and the Director of IRISS.

Required Job Qualifications

+ Level I is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and less than 3 years of relevant professional experience.

+ Level II is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and more than 3 years of relevant professional experience or a Master’s degree with no experience.

+ Level III is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of experience or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience. Individuals with a PhD who have no experience may also be appointed to this position if appropriate.

+ Level IV is for individuals with Bachelors degree and 10 years of work-related experience, or a Masters degree with more than 5 years of experience, or individuals with a PhD who have at least 2 years experience.

+ Successful candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States by time of application; IRISS will not provide visa sponsorship for these positions.

Preferred Job Qualifications

+ Must be self-motivated and possess ability to work in diverse settings with autonomy and decision-making authority.

+ Demonstrated knowledge of research methods and best practices.

+ Excellent communication skills and strong background facilitating dialogue and collaboration and partnerships.

+ Analytical and problem-solving skills required.

+ Excellent verbal, editing, and writing skills required.

+ Level IV: Preferred 3-7 years experience, PhD and significant professional accomplishments.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a letter of intent outlining your specific area(s) of expertise, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references.

Successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States at time of application; IRISS will not provide visa sponsorship for these positions.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool is valid through 06/30/2021. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Nicole Franklin -

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 Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

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 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

+ Resume

+ Cover Letter

Optional Documents

+ Curriculum Vitae

+ Unofficial Transcripts

+ Official Transcripts

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