Laboratory Science Professional (Open Rank: Entry-Intermediate Level)

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Metabolomics Core

Official Title: Research Services Laboratory Science Professional (Open Rank)

Working Title: Laboratory Science Professional (Open Rank: Entry-Intermediate Level)

Position #794601 – Requisition #25044

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The School of Medicine’s Metabolomics Core has an opening for two full-time University Staff (unclassified) Research Services Laboratory Science Professionals (Open Rank: Entry-Intermediate Level).

Jobs in the Research Services career family provide direct professional support of research activities.  Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal, and training.

Professionals at all levels are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability, and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying, and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and development capacity. At the intermediate level, duties are less limited in scope and are performed independently with occasional guidance and direction from other professionals.

Nature of Work

Laboratory Science Professionals perform duties in an experimental lab, or wet lab, and handle a variety of chemicals and/or potential “wet” hazards. Laboratory Science Professionals perform duties in laboratories where chemicals, drugs, or other materials or biological matters are tested and analyzed.

The Metabolomics Core seeks two highly motivated individuals to work on solving challenging biomedical questions using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry techniques with a focus on (but not limited to) blood metabolomics. Prospective individuals will join a productive team utilizing bioanalytical methods to answer complex questions in health and disease. Working under the direction of Drs Daniel Stephenson, PhD and Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD, the candidates will require strong motivation and commitment, analytical skills, attention to details, software & computer capabilities, and communication and interpersonal skills. The position requires the ability to work independently on multiple projects concurrently while maintaining a high level of quality control. Successful candidates will have an opportunity for authorship on original manuscripts based on their work.

Examples of Duties Performed

All Levels, with increased independence at the Intermediate Level:

  • Collaborate with and support the Metabolomics Core Manager and Director and other stakeholders with laboratory and research functions
  • Utilize a variety of laboratory techniques required for research projects, with an emphasis on liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry
  • Perform experiments and tabulate and analyze research
  • Acquire and analyze proteomics data
  • Prepare report of quantitative findings including statistical analysis
  • Maintain laboratory research records of all experiments performed
  • Support analytical testing process using standard lab support knowledge in the collection and review of conditions, including preserving samples, completing sample preparation, documenting and communicating results
  • Biomolecule extraction
  • Preparation and characterization of internal standard solutions
  • Method comparison and optimization      
  • Maintenance of technical analytical equipment, including preparing buffers
  • Perform pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical test process and evaluate results produced
  • Prepare lab for daily operations, including stocking materials, equipment, safety, cleanliness, and related areas
  • Pick up, transport, and maintain results, samples, documents, materials and other items as needed
  • Dispose of laboratory materials and samples using well established guidelines and instructions
  • Review, complete and process logs, documents, databases, and related materials and information
  • Provide support researching issues and developing recommendations to resolve process, unit and related issues
  • Assist in the review and implementation of lab support policies, practices and programs to meet organizational, operations and management needs
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; receive guidance and direction or escalate when required
  • Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Dissemination of results and assisting in generating publications
    • Oral and written presentation of technical results
    • Meet with clients (faculty, students, and researchers) to present results of technical analyses
    This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

    Salary and Benefits

    The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at:

    Entry Level: $35,600 - $45,283

    Intermediate Level: $36,000 - $45,792

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

    This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

    Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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    Diversity and Equity

    The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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.  

    Minimum Qualifications

    Entry Level

      Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics or related fieldA combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis
    Intermediate Level

      Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics or related fieldA combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis
    One (1) year professional level research experienceApplicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications

      Master’s degree in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics or related fieldOne (1) to two (2) years’ experience or background within an experimental or wet labPrior experience in analytical chemistry, especially ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry
    Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques including safety procedures and techniquesAbility to communicate effectively, both in writing and orallyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institutionOutstanding customer service skillsKnowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology medical terminologyAbility to interpret and master complex research protocol information
    Condition of Employment

      This is an in-person, on-campus role, that cannot be performed remotely.

    Job Category: Research Services
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Mar 8, 2022
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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