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The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CFRI) at CSU is hiring one CSU student to work as a lab assistant to Research Associate and Lab Manager, Katarina Warnick, and assist in efforts relating to lab and gear maintenance, data management, social media, and more.
Duties Include:
  • Helping to maintain a clean, organized, and well-stocked lab space.
  • Tracking, repairing, and overall maintenance of field gear.
  • Data entry and assistance with overall field data management.
  • Social media management assistance, including content creation, research, and writing.
  • Other tasks relating to preparing materials for CFRI field crews each week.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Ability to work on campus in Fort Collins.
  • Ability to work independently, safely, and efficiently while maintaining a positive attitude and keen attention to detail.

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Experience working in a lab setting.
  • Major and/or degree in a natural resources-related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in learning about forests, restoration ecology, and contributing to science research.
  • Coursework and/or experience entering and quality checking data into Microsoft Excel or Access.
  • “Handiness” and/or experience repairing items.

Dates of Employment
Part-time with possible extension into the fall. Flexible work hours. Start date as soon as possible.
Positions available for experienced or early career CSU students, including undergraduate and graduate students. Training provided for motivated students.

Pay and Benefits
Hourly pay rate is $14.25/hour.
Official CSU student assignment title is Student Researcher. Student benefit information can be found here:

To Apply
Please submit 1. a resume, 2. contact information for three references, 3. and an unofficial transcript all in PDF form to this Handshake job posting.

Applications reviewed as received, or by 5pm on June 30 2021.

Questions? Contact Katarina Warnick at

Colorado State University may conduct background checks on all final candidates.