Professional Research Assistant, Gustafson Lab

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
48,000 - 52,000
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Flint Animal Cancer Center in the Department of Clinical Sciences is one of the premier veterinary cancer treatment centers in the world and focuses on studying animal cancers with a focus on comparative medicine.

Position Summary

This is a Professional Research Assistant position that is funded through grant dollars to support studies on the development of cancer therapeutics in mouse models of cancer. Research support will provide data to be used in scientific publications and subsequent grant applications as well as further studies on drugs and other therapeutic approaches noted to have efficacy.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Qualified applicants should have a Bachelors degree in an area related to the biomedical sciences (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology)
  • Experience working in the laboratory setting
  • Qualified applicants should be competent in doing mathematical calculations and working with animals.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Tumor lab work Duty/Responsibility

Position is responsible for growing tumors and tumor cell lines for implantation in nude mice. Treating mice with drugs to inhibit autophagy. Measuring tumor growth and monitoring animal health in mice being treated with autophagy inhibitors.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Lab Testing Duty/Responsibility

Position responsible for testing novel cancer drugs and drug combination in mouse tumor models. This includes monitoring tumor growth, administering drugs and collecting blood and organ samples. Preparation of samples for drug analysis by LC/MS/MS will also be part of the responsibilities.

Percentage Of Time 50

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Morna Mynard,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.