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Colorado State University Research Associate I - Avery lab in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Research Associate I - Avery lab

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000672AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $30,000 - $40,000

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/14/2020

Description of Work Unit

The Clinical Immunology Laboratory provides diagnostic services to several thousand veterinary clinics around the US and the world. We contract with every major private veterinary diagnostic laboratory and most veterinary schools to provide advanced diagnostics for canine and feline patients suspected of having lymphoproliferative disorders. The laboratory has 7 full time research technicians, 3 research scientists, 3 PhD students and several undergraduates.

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. 1) Carrying out PCR and flow cytometry assays on clinical samples from small animal patients for the Clinical Immunology Service. 2) Carrying out client communications (veterinarians are our main clients), entering sample data, reporting and other administrative responsibilities associated with the Service. 3) Maintaining the laboratory, including ordering, making media, refilling liquid nitrogen, keeping order and other responsibilities to keep the lab running smoothly. 4) As needed, and in line with the interests of the technician, participation in research projects. 5) Supervising undergraduate and student hourly employees as needed. 6) A weekend shift is required approximately every 4 – 6 weeks.

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. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Science background. Veterinary experience is preferred but not required. Some experience with cellular and molecular assays is desirable. Specific skills are not required. One-year of work experience is preferred.

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

Job Duty Category Diagnostic assays

Duty/Responsibility

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

As needed, and in line with the interests of the technician, participation in research projects.

Percentage Of Time 70

Job Duty Category Communications

Duty/Responsibility

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

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category Administration

Duty/Responsibility

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.

Percentage Of Time 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

In your cover letter, please specifically address the required and preferred job qualifications of this position. A cover letter that fails to address the required and preferred qualifications of this position may not be further considered after review by the search committee. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidates.

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

Search Contact Dr Anne Avery - Anne.Avery@ColoState.EDU

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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University 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 history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents

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