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Colorado State University Cancer Biology and Comparative Oncology Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence in Fort Collins, Colorado

Classification Title Temporary Hourly

Employment Category Temporary

Is this an Hourly position? Yes

Work Hours/Week 0-40

Overtime Eligible? Yes

Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523

Description of Work Unit

The Cancer Biology & Comparative Oncology ( CBCO ) Program of Research & Scholarly Excellence ( PRSE ) was established in 2016, uniting Colorado State University’s interrelated and internationally recognized programs in cancer biology and comparative oncology into one comprehensive program with the unified goal of strengthening and expanding graduate education.

The CBCO PRSE strives to enrich cancer-focused graduate education by providing support for recruitment of new students into the CMB Ph.D. with Cancer Biology Specialization ( , for student attendance at cancer–related professional scientific meetings, and through fellowships.

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Position Summary

With guidance from a PI, the individual in this position performs research connected to Cancer Biology and Comparative Oncology, including but not limited to lab-based and/or computational experiments, reading and interpretation of the scientific literature, analysis, documentation and interpretation of experimental results, dissemination of results through publication and presentations, collaboration and coordination with other researchers.

Position Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM degree from an accredited university

  • Application and acceptance into CMB Ph.D. program, the Academic year 2021-2022

    Preferred Qualifications


Working Title Cancer Biology and Comparative Oncology Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence

Posting Number 202100480T

Department Clinical Sciences

Salary Range 24-26

Employee Benefits

Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit area:

Close Date 07/22/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant.

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.

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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

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.

Diversity Statement

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

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Lab Experiments


  • Design, execution, analysis and interpretation of computational and/or wet lab experiments to increase understanding of Cancer Biology and Comparative Oncology

  • Experiment support and guidance of junior researchers

    Percentage Of Time 70

    Job Duty Category Lab Support


  • Documentation of experiments in a lab notebook and management of experimental data

  • Communication of results through presentations and publications

  • Literature review and synthesis to increase understanding of CBCO

    Percentage Of Time 30

    Minimum References Required

    Maximum References Required

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume

    Optional Documents