Post-Doctoral Fellows (Evergreen Posting)

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 28, 2023

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Colorado School of Mines welcomes applications for ongoing Post-Doctoral Fellow Research positions across all research disciplines.

The Opportunities
Colorado School of Mines (Mines) faculty have an ongoing need for support of new research projects. This is a pool of candidates for future needs. Candidates will be contacted as needs arise and we appreciate your interest in research at Mines.

Responsibilities will vary per assignment and may include the following:
  • Lead independent research activities in collaboration with faculty advisor

  • Participate in a weekly 1-hour research group meeting

  • Meet weekly with graduate students to provide mentoring and research guidance

  • Assist in preparing up to 2 proposals each year

  • Lead/submit a minimum of 2 research papers each year, and revise/resubmit others as needed

  • Conduct preliminary reviews of student research products: abstracts, posters, proposals, defense presentations, thesis, technical papers

  • Assist graduate students in submitting their work for publication, as appropriate

  • Present findings at regional and national conferences

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Additional professional development activities as mutually agreed upon by employee and advisor

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in related field

  • Technical expertise related research

  • Must be a resident of Colorado upon the assignment commencing

About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Pay Range

Annual rate of $55,000- $65,000 (average depending on the home academic department)

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards

Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include fully paid health and dental premiums as well as pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits .

All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to .

How to Apply

Review of applications will be ongoing until filled. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application indicating the academic department of interest (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status) and upload the following :
  • Cover Letter

  • CV

  • Statement of research experience and interests (1 page)

Contact with any questions.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

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