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Laboratory Science Professional- Immunology and Microbiology (Open Rank: Entry-Senior Level)

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Location
Denver, CO

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Description
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

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

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

Position # 796354 – Requisition #25809

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons.
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 Department of Immunology and Microbiology has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Research Services Laboratory Science Professional.

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. Work at the senior level is performed fully independently.

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. Intermediate Laboratory Science Professionals perform duties in laboratories where chemicals, drugs, or other materials or biological matters are tested and analyzed.

This Laboratory Science Professional will be supporting the work of Kyla Ost’s lab in the Department of Immunology & Microbiology. This is a full-time research position that will help establish a research program exploring interactions between adaptive immune responses and commensal Candida species (Candida albicans and Candida glabrata) in the gut microbiome. This position will utilize molecular, biochemical, genetic, immunological, and in vivo approaches. Occasionally, experimental protocols will require working in the evening or on weekends.  The employee will be working closely with the principal investigator in a small laboratory environment with growth potential. 

Examples of Duties Performed

All levels, with increasing independence at the intermediate and senior levels:

  • Work will largely be experimental, but will require up to 25% clerical activities, including laboratory management.  
  • Culture and genetic manipulation of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Processing of animal tissues for downstream analyses
  • Performance of in vitro in BSL2 conditions
  • Participation and presentation in lab meetings
  • Collaborate with and support Principal Investigators (PI) and other stakeholders with laboratory and research functions
  • Utilize a variety of laboratory techniques required for research projects
  • Perform experiments and tabulate and analyze research
  • Prepare lab for daily operations, including stocking materials, equipment, safety, cleanliness, and related areas
  • Maintenance of laboratory stocks and buffers
  • Ordering and procurement of laboratory supplies
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and computers
  • Provide animal care related to research studies, as necessary
  • Handling, inoculation, and necropsy of laboratory mice
  • Management of mouse breeding colony
  • Performance of animal experiments at BSL2 conditions
  • Pick up, transport, and maintain results, samples, documents, materials, and other items as needed
  • Shipping and receiving biological samples from collaborators and vendors
  • Dispose of laboratory materials and samples using well established guidelines and instructions
  • Review, complete and process logs, documents, databases, and related materials and information
  • Acquisition and analysis of flow cytometry data
  • Provide support researching issues and developing recommendations to resolve process, unit and related issues
  • Assist on experiments for publication and constructing manuscripts. Contributions to successful projects will result in authorship on scientific manuscripts.
  • Review and implement lab support policies, practices, and programs to meet organizational, operations and management needs
  • Maintaining and updating lab protocols
  • Assist and train junior team members
  • 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: $40,280-51,236

    Intermediate Level: $43,834-55,757

    Senior Level: $47,388-60,278

    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.

    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.

    Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

    Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

    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.



    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualifications

    Entry Level

    • Bachelor’s degree in field relevant to research, including microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, biology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field
    • A 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 field relevant to research, including microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, biology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field
    • A 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 experience in microbiology, immunology, and/or molecular biology
  • Senior Level

    • Bachelor’s degree in field relevant to research, including microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, biology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field
    • A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis
  • Two (2) years of professional level research experience in microbiology, immunology, and/or molecular biology
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in laboratory management, animal breeding and handling, working with Candida or Saccharomyces species, flow cytometry, molecular genetics.
    • Master’s degree in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics or related field
    • One to three years of experience in an experimental or wet laboratory
    • Experience with Microsoft office suite of applications; FlowJo and Graphpad Prism and/or R preferred.
    Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of laboratory techniques including safety procedures and techniques
    • Demonstrate that they are well-organized, reliable, independent, and possess considerable attention to detail. 
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion
    • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology medical terminology
    • Ability to interpret and master complex research protocol information
    Condition of Employment

      Occasionally, experimental protocols will require working in the evening or on weekends


    Job Category: Research Services
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 29, 2022
    Unposting Date: Ongoing
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