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