Research Associate in Biomedical Sciences
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State Univeristy: This interdisciplinary department contains over 25 faculty with strong international reputations and a track record of extramural support. Faculty research interests are focused in cellular, molecular and integrative biology, reproductive biology including gonadal function, and neurobiology with relevant emphasis in areas related to neuronal differentiation, degeneration and regeneration, ion channels and membrane physiology, synaptic mechanisms, neuronal circuitry, sensory biology, artificial neural networks, and neuroendocrinology.
The department is highly interactive and offers research associates a friendly but rigorous learning environment. There is ample opportunity for informal interactions between RA’s and faculty, thus encouraging the kind of discussions and collaborations that are critical to success in the cutting-edge atmosphere of modern biomedical research. Program faculty members are housed in modern research buildings with state-of-the-art equipment.
All of the training faculty members have laboratories that are within relatively close proximity. University facilities that support research efforts include electron microscopes, flow cytometer and fluorescent activated cell sorter, confocal microscopes, DNA, RNA and protein sequencing and syntheses labs, a mass spectrometer lab, and facilities for genomics, preoteomics, and transgenic animal research. The hard work of research is balanced by the unique opportunity to enjoy the mountains and canyons of beautiful Colorado.
Research Associate I, II, or III Positions available in biomedical sciences laboratories studying the role of selected molecules on biological processes in vivo or in vitro.
The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. at time of application; the Biomedical Sciences department will not provide visa sponsorship for these positions.
Required Job Qualifications
A degree in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience or related field.
Level I is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and less than 3 years of relevant professional experience.
Level II is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and more than 3 years of relevant professional experience or a recent Master’s degree.
Level III is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of experience or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience. Individuals with a PhD who have no experience may also be appointed to this position if appropriate.
Preferred Job Qualifications
A minimum of one year work experience is preferred.
Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a letter of intent outlining your specific area(s) of expertise, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
This pool is valid through 08/31/2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact BMS Research Associate Pool, CVMBS-BMS_ra_pool@mail.colostate.edu
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