Colorado State University Research Associate I- Gustafson Lab in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Research Associate I- Gustafson Lab

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 201800326AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies 2

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range 45,000 - 60,000

Desired Start Date 06/01/0018

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/30/2018

Description of Work Unit

The Flint Animal Cancer Center in the Department of Clinical Sciences is one of the premier veterinary cancer treatment centers in the world and focuses on studying animal cancers with a focus on comparative medicine.

Position Summary

This is a Research Associate position that is funded through annual proceeds from the Shipley Chair in Comparative Oncology to support studies on the development of cancer therapeutics in animal models of cancer. Research support will provide data to be used in scientific publications and subsequent grant applications as well as further studies on drugs and other therapeutic approaches noted to have efficacy.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an area related to the biomedical sciences (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology)

  • 3 or less years experience working in the laboratory setting working with liquid chromatography

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Basic background in cancer biology

  • Experience with mass spectrometry

  • Experience in peptide analysis by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry

  • Experience with LC/MS/MS analysis of small molecules and peptides

Diversity Statement

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

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Analytical Analysis of Drugs and Biomolecules


Develop and implement quantitative proteomic assays and drugs using discrete peptide analysis. Duties include the identification of discrete peptides using software designed to identify unique peptide sequences that are not susceptible to modification. Development of LC/MS/MS methods to separate and quantify those peptides.

Percentage Of Time 80

Job Duty Category PharmSR Animal Studies Support


Testing novel cancer drugs and drug combination in mouse tumor models. This includes monitoring tumor growth, administering drugs and collecting blood and organ samples. Preparation of samples for drug analysis by LC/MS/MS will also be part of the responsibilities.

Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should include 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) name and contact information for three professional 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 Cheryl Webb,

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 Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

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 (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will 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

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents