Lab Research Assistant - Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Location
USA, Denver, Colorado
Salary
$12.82 - $23.08 per hour
Posted
Jun 21, 2017
Ref
005446
Contact
University of
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Biological Sciences has an opening for a lab research technician in the Asensio lab. This position reports to Dr. Cedric Asensio and will conduct full time research and assist in maintenance of the laboratory equipment and supply management. Funding for this position is provided by an external grant. The position may be terminated if and when funding expires.

Department Summary

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Biological Sciences focuses on two areas of research and teaching; 1) Cell and Molecular Biology including biophysics, neuroscience, cell signaling, and developmental biology, and 2) Ecology, Biodiversity including behavioral ecology, plant-insect interactions, conservation biology, restoration ecology and evolution. The department offers undergraduate majors of study including Biology (B.A./B.S.), Molecular Biology (B.S./B.S.), Ecology and BioDiversity (B.A./B.S.) or Integrated Sciences (B.A.). A concentration in Cognitive Neurosciences (B.A./B.S.) is also offered in conjunction with the Department of Psychology. At the graduate level the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. with a research emphasis in either of the two research emphases described above.

Essential Functions

This position will conduct full time research and assist in maintenance of the laboratory equipment and supply management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of cell biology and/or molecular biology and/or biochemistry.

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. or a B.A. degree.
  • Minimum of six months work experience in a cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry or neuroscience research lab.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with diverse student and community populations.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry.
  • Experience with protein purification.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and imaging.
  • 2-3 years of work experience in a cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry or neuroscience lab.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.