Student Assistant III

Aurora, CO
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Student Assistant III

A part-time hourly position is available for a student worker interested in working in a supportive role in a research lab that uses fish models to study neuronal development. The main duties of this position entail maintaining a zebrafish colony and performing basic laboratory tasks progressing to more advanced laboratory procedures such as DNA purification, PCR and zebrafish embryo sorting, as time and performance allow. A minimum of 5 hours per week is preferred. The candidate should have a professional work ethic and good communication skills. This position offers a great opportunity for advancement for a student interested in any biomedical field.

Nature and Examples of Work
  • Assist in maintaining a zebrafish colony: check fish tanks to make sure water is flowing properly, change out baffles/lids and clean tanks as needed.
  • Assist in supportive lab operations: dishwashing, autoclaving and making reagents.

Professional Field

Developmental Neurobiology - the major goals of the research are to identify mechanisms that regulate electrical signaling in the embryonic nervous system, and how electrical signaling regulates embryonic development.

Supervision Received

The student will report to senior lab members and will work closely with other members of the laboratory.


Minimum Requirements

Basic knowledge of biology is required. The ability to work independently after being trained is required. The willingness to adapt to the changing needs of the laboratory and a flexible work schedule are required. Good communication skills and a mature work ethic are critical.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate will be reliable, very detail oriented and organized. The ability to communicate and take direction are important aspects of the job. A positive, helpful and mature personality is a key asset required to accomplish the job.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Email: Review of applications will begin immediately and terminate as soon as the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09682

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Professional Support Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20127 - SOM - Physiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Michael Cole

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00623839


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