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Research Associate I - Barfield Lab

Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Working Title Research Associate I - Barfield Lab Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number 202100243AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Research Associate I Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range 45,000- 50,000 Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf.

Desired Start Date 06/01/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/19/2021 Description of Work Unit

The Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL) and the Equine Reproduction Laboratory (ERL) are recognized as one of the first 16 Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) at Colorado State University (CSU). The vision of the ARBL/ERL PRSE is to be a world-class center that fosters advancement in reproductive health for animals and humans through integrative research and training. This internationally known program has an administrative home in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, but also includes faculty members from other departments in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) and the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS). A team approach is used to identify problems, determine approaches and conduct research. The ARBL is devoted to helping animals, people, and the planet and champions CVMBS values of accountability, collaboration, team and transparency.

The ARBL service centers (Morphological Services: Light and Electron Microscopy, Reproductive Endocrinology Diagnostics, and Large and Small Animal Care) and the ERL are unique. The ARBL also manages care and housing of hundreds of large research animals (horses, cattle, sheep, goats, bison, camels, and pigs) on the CSU foothills campus. The ERL is a program of international excellence within the ARBL and after completion of construction of a state of the art facility, is positioned to be the best equine reproduction program in the world.

Graduate student funding opportunities are supported at the ARBL through competitive research grants, USDA National Needs Fellowships, several scholarships and clinical income. For this reason, experience in training and placing graduate students is desirable. Additional information on the ARBUERL and the Department of Biomedical Sciences can be found at: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/bms/arbl/.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences houses strong and diverse research programs in reproductive biology, neuroscience and cardiovascular science. with outstanding resources and opportunities for collaboration. The clinical program in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is among the best in the nation, with outstanding facilities and faculty, and includes highly successful bovine. equine and other large animal clinical sections.

Position Summary

The position will conduct research on early embryo development and micromanipulation of embryos from large animals. This includes bovine embryo handling, in vitro embryo production and evaluation, and basic molecular techniques such as PCR and immunofluorescent staining of cells. The position involves critical scientific thinking and creativity in the design, conduct and analysis of experiments.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in reproductive physiology, large animal reproduction or related field.

Experience in reproductive biology, embryology, cell culture and/or in vitro embryo production.

Experience with embryo micromanipulation systems.

Must have an interest in comparative reproduction.

Working knowledge of SAS or similar statistic program and experimental design.

Comfortable working in slaughterhouses or similar environments.

Critical scientific thinking and creativity; ability to design, conduct and analyze experiments.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Willingness to help others and to function as a team-member.

Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience with cattle or other large animal embryo production.

Technical expertise with PCR, genotyping, cell culture, and immunofluorescent cell staining and analysis.

Ability to troubleshoot in vitro embryo production systems based on a thorough understanding of the equipment and requirements for running an IVF lab.

Experience in ultrasound of bovine reproductive tracts, artificial insemination and embryo transfer.

Experience handling cattle or other large animals.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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