Research Associate I - Avery Lab

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
$30,000 - $45,000
27 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

A technician sought for diagnostic molecular biology and immunology for companion animals (canine and feline) in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The personal qualities we are seeking are primarily meticulous attention to detail, a strong work ethic and the ability to communicate well with clients. One result of being employed in this position will be to gain substantial experience with PCR and flow cytometry assays.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with some laboratory experience. OR the equivalent of four years of full-time relevant work related experience in a laboratory.

Demonstrated effective communication skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Science background. Veterinary experience is preferred but not required. Some experience with cellular and molecular assays is desirable.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

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Carrying out PCR and flow cytometry assays on clinical samples from small animal patients for the Clinical Immunology Service. Performing flow cytometry and PARR assays, interpreting data

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Carrying out client communications (veterinarians are our main clients), entering sample data, reporting and other administrative responsibilities associated with the Service.

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Maintaining the laboratory, including ordering, making media, refilling liquid nitrogen, keeping order and other responsibilities to keep the lab running smoothly.

Supervising undergraduate and student hourly employees as needed.

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, a CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references including relationship and current supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification.

Conditions of Employment

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

Search Contact

Dr. Anne Avery,

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.

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