The Horticulture and Landscape Architecture department strives to discover, apply, and disseminate knowledge and technology while developing future leaders in the state, the nation, and the world. Through hands-on experiential learning in each of our three majors, Environmental Horticulture, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture, we encourage human engagement with the landscape and demonstrate our focus to solve problems for people, agriculture, and the environment through scholarship and creativity fostered by teamwork and individual diversity.
As part of our commitment to support and enhance food production, quality and safety, we are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to support our efforts in Fresh Produce Safety as a Research Associate II in Food Safety in the EGRlab.
The selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
Coordinate lab, greenhouse and field activities
Design, conduct and analyze results of experiments related to food safety
Write reports or manuscripts
Support in fund management
MS Degree in field relevant to the position and focused on Food Safety or Environmental Microbiology or Microbiology by the employment start date, and,
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, Food Science, Microbiology, Soil Sciences, Animal Sciences or closely related field and 2 to 3 years of professional experience with an emphasis in writing reports and/or manuscript preparation.
Excellent and demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills.
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
The final candidate must be able to obtain legal authorization to work in the United States and comply with international travel restrictions that may be in place at the time of the proposed start date.
Experience in food safety or in a related field with proven experience handling bacterial, viral, or parasitic human pathogens.
Experience in Biosafety Level 2 training and/or handling of human pathogens
Experience with horticulture crops.
Experience in microbial ecology.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Starting at $50,000 Plus comprehensive benefits.
Internal Number: 202000690AP
About Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
The faculty, staff, and students of our department work to feed people body and soul in Colorado and around the world. The challenge is great with population growth, urbanization, and climate change setting the context in which we work. Our goal is not just to meet people’s minimal caloric needs, but to provide nutritious, safe food and beautiful environments that contribute to all aspects of individual and community health.
Some of these aspects include:
parks and sports fields where we relax and exercise,
national parks and forests where the environment is preserved while we enjoy it,
vegetable and fruit production to nourish us,
packing and storage sheds to keep our food safe and secure,
entrepreneurs, small businesses, and corporations that sustain our economy,
mines and wind farms designed to balance use and preservation of resources,
flowers and landscapes that beautify our urban, suburban, and rural communities,
built, natural, and social environments where individuals and society can flourish, and
hops fields and vineyards that improve the quality of our lives and bring us joy.
The fields of horticulture and landscape arc...hitecture are widely diverse, and the people of CSU’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture improve lives in many ways all over the world!