Position Summary: We seek to recruit a highly motivated Research Scientist to work on an NSF Biology Integration Institute project, defining the composition, function, and evolution of microbes in the air—the ‘aerobiome’. This exciting project is based in the One Health Institute at Colorado State University and includes faculty from Departments of Agricultural Biology, Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology Immunology and Pathology, Sociology, Soil and Crop Sciences at CSU, and faculty at other regional and international locations.  Collaborations in research and education among faculty and staff at CSU and elsewhere will be facilitated by project management provided by the successful candidate. We seek an experienced post-graduate candidate with both research competency and interest in developing skills in project management, including assisting with technical and reporting aspects of this complex program.

Required Job Qualifications: We are seeking an individual with experience relating to BROADN research goals who possesses a communication skill set conducive to assisting with management of a large interdisciplinary project.  The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree by the date of hire in a discipline represented by BROADN faculty as listed above, including atmospheric science, microbial physiology/ecology, microbiome, data science, ecosystems science, and other topics related to the wide goals of BROADN, and show evidence of scholarly excellence and accomplishments, including first author publications in peer-reviewed journals, in at least one of these fields.  Excellent organizational skills, experience in writing technical or scientific reports and manuscripts, and timely, efficient, and professional communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to interact productively with a diverse group of collaborators, and prior experience demonstrating ability to work independently to accomplish research and/or project goals is required.

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