Postdoctoral Researcher

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Working TitlePostdoctoral Researcher
Position LocationFort Collins, CO
Research Professional PositionYes
Posting Number202100951AP
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification TitlePostdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies1
Work Hours/Week40
Proposed Annual Salary Range$54,000 – $56,000
Employee BenefitsColorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &
Desired Start Date11/01/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on10/01/2021
Description of Work UnitThe Ecosystem Science and Sustainability department is closely associated with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. We are recognized for interdisciplinary research in ecosystem function and ecosystem sustainability, such as sustainability of water, food, and energy systems from technological, social-ecological, and modeling perspectives. ESS faculty whose research lies at the interface of biophysical and social sciences have created open and flexible research and education programs with issues of sustainability as the core focus.  
The Department offers a B.S. in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and a B.S. Watershed Science as well as an M.S. in Watershed Science and a Masters in Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting. Faculty members may also direct graduate students in the interdisciplinary Graduate Degree Program in Ecology and the Watershed concentration of the Earth Science PhD. The Department has in excess of 300 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students.  
The mission of the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University is to understand the function of ecosystems and watersheds across space and over time. We assess ecosystem sustainability by examining interactions within and between natural and human systems in the context of current stresses such as changing climate, species introductions, land-use change, and increased demand for water. The department will use state of the art technologies and approaches to provide quality education to future scientists, educators and decision makers, conduct cutting edge interdisciplinary research, and deliver culturally relevant outreach programs that empower our students and the general public locally, nationally, and internationally.  
Position SummaryThe Postdoctoral Researcher will work with Nathan Mueller on the impacts of climate change on agricultural systems through changes in water resources. 
Required Job QualificationsPh.D. in ecology, hydrology, agriculture, earth science, or related fieldRequired experience: Analyses of spatio-temporal climate, agricultural, and/or hydrological data
Preferred Job QualificationsAnalyses of climate change impacts on agriculture and water resources.Strong publication record.Excellent written and oral communication.Excellent scientific computing skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, R)
Diversity StatementReflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty CategoryResearch
Duty/ResponsibilityResearching agricultural impacts and adaptation of changes in water resources via analyses of large spatio-temporal crop, hydrologic, and climate datasets in order to publish high-impact analyses in the scientific literature. 
Percentage Of Time90
Job Duty CategorySupervision
Duty/ResponsibilitySupervising graduate and undergraduate students as needed to promote a collaborative lab research environment.
Percentage Of Time10
Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplication materials consist of the following:Resume/CVCover letterThree professional referencesReferences will not be contacted without prior notification of candidatesOptional: Writing samples
Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact[email protected]
EEO StatementColorado 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 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 Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Background Check Policy StatementColorado 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 Requested3
Maximum Requested3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a PhD in ecology, hydrology, agriculture, earth science, or related field by the position start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with Analyses of spatio-temporal climate, agricultural, and/or hydrological data?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or CV

Optional Documents

  1. Writing Samples