Universityof Colorado – School of MedicineInstructor
The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.
Two Instructor positions are available that encompass research activities in the Bone and Joint Research group within the Department of Orthopedics. Responsibilities will involve management of projects aimed at understanding musculoskeletal biology in homeostasis and disease. Colonies of rare genetically diverse wild strains of mice, application of state-of-the-art imaging, genetics and molecular methods to study bone, cartilage and other tissues of the skeletal system. Work will also involve lab management at both the lab and center level. Various teaching responsibilities will also be assigned, including training of new laboratory personnel, lecturing to trainees in the lab on topics related to musculoskeletal biology and pathology, and providing lectures in the Orthopedic Residency training program, specifically in the Orthopedic Basic Science training block.
Examples of Work Performed
- Mouse husbandry, management of breeding/genotyping, orthopedic surgery, skeletal tissue harvest.
Collection of skeletal imaging information from live mice and harvested tissue samples
Isolation and purification of protein and nucleic acid from harvested tissues from mice and humans
Molecular analyses of mouse and human tissues, including Western blotting, qPCR/PCR, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
Microbiology work in the context of gut microbiome
Introductory wet lab and lab safety training of new personnel that will be working in the Orthopedic Research labs
Lecturing to Orthopedic Residents in their Basic Science training block to help them prepare for the OIT exam
- A PhD degree in a biomedical science-related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Understanding of skeletal system biology and genetics
- Ability to work both in a team environment and independently
- Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- Basic computer skills in both Mac and PC environments
- Bioinformatics expertise would be a plus
- 3+ years of experience working with animal models of disease
Experience performing surgical and sample collection methods in live mice, including skeletal fracture, knee joint injury, gavage, blood sampling, fecal sampling, tail vein injection and injection
Experience performing tissue, protein and nucleic acid isolation and analyses
Salary and Benefits:
Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.
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Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: May 24, 2019
Unposting Date: May 30, 2019, 1:59:00 AM