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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Senior Laboratory Science Professional- Rheumatology Research

LocationAurora, Colorado 80013
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-11
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Valid Through2023-10-05

Job Description:

Senior Laboratory Science Professional- Rheumatology Research - 28068 University Staff

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

Research Services Senior Laboratory Science Professional

Position #***** – Requisition #28068

* 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

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:
    Anschutz Campus – Accommodations are allowed 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 Division of Rheumatology has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Research Services Senior 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.

Senior Professionals 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. Work is performed fully independently.

Nature of Work

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

Some Assignments will not move beyond this level.

This senior laboratory science professional will join the research team led by Dr. Kristi Kuhn, Associate Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. This full-time position, supervised by Dr. Kuhn, will be split with ~60% of time spent on activities in Dr. Kuhn's lab, 20% Laboratory management for the overall Division of Rheumatology, and ~20% of time in the Gnotobiotic Mouse Core Facility under the supervision of Ms. Cassandra Levens. The lab and core facility work together as a team comprising other research professionals, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Dr. Kuhn's laboratory studies how intestinal bacteria and their metabolites affect adaptive immune development in the setting of systemic inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, spondyloarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Examples of Duties Performed

Dr. Kuhn's Laboratory
  • Kuhn Laboratory inventory, ordering, purchase reconciliation
  • Mouse colony maintenance (breeding, weaning, recordkeeping)
  • Assistance in key laboratory projects (mouse colonoscopy and models of arthritis; tissue harvest for histology, cellular, and molecular analyses such as pathology, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, ELISAs, and qPCR; T cell stimulation assays for cytokine secretion)

Division Laboratory Management
  • Organization and management of laboratory related Environmental Health Safety paperwork, IACUC protocols and annual reviews, Paperwork for DEA regulated substances, etc.
  • Development and maintenance of laboratory standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Coordinating and managing division shared equipment maintenance (calibration, servicing, defrosting, etc.)
  • Asset management (asset tagging, periodic asset inventory, green-tagging and disposal, coordinating movement of items)
  • Assist with organizing divisional wide laboratory meetings

Gnotobiotic Mouse Core Facility
  • Mouse husbandry within sterile isolators (cage changing, breeding, weaning, etc.)
  • Sterilizing bedding, food, and water
  • Quality assurance testing
  • Experimental manipulations and sample collection (oral gavage, blood and fecal collections, etc.)
  • Detailed record keeping of activities within the core

This description is a summary only and describes 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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, immunology, microbiology or 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 professional level research experience

  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Five (5) years professional level research experience OR Master's degree in biology, immunology, microbiology, or related scientific field and three (3) years of experience in an experimental or wet laboratory
    • Experience with bacterial cloning using CRISPR/Cas and protein expression
    • Computational experience with microbiome sequencing analysis, RNA sequencing analysis, or similar

    Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Familiarity with inventory management
    • Proficiency with mouse breeding, colony maintenance, and experimental manipulation
    • Expertise in general laboratory procedures including cell culture, RNA extraction, qPCR, ELISAs, histology and flow cytometry
    • Advanced knowledge of laboratory techniques including safety procedures and techniques
    • Demonstrated communication skills as well as ability to prioritize duties and coordinate with multiple individuals
    • 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
    • Flexible, collegial, and collaborative disposition
    • 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

    Salary and Benefits

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

    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.

    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 *****/a>?.

    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.
    Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

    Job Category: Research Services

    Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20229 - SOM-MED-RHEUM GENRL OPERATIONS

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Nov 4, 2022

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Carissa Figal Posting Contact Email: *****/a> Position Number: *****

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