Working Title Research Associate I - Avery Lab Position Location
Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number
202100285AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate I Number of Vacancies Work
Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range $33,000 - $40,000
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Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure
full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)
on 04/18/2021 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
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
1) Carrying out PCR and flow cytometry assays on clinical
samples from small animal patients for the Clinical Immunology
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
6) A weekend shift is required approximately every 4 - 6 weeks.
Holiday shifts are also required.
7) Although this is a 40-hour a week position, daily hours can
vary based on samples received.
The personal qualities we are seeking are primarily meticulous
attention to detail, a strong work ethic, the ability to work in a
team while taking personal responsibility for your work, 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.
In-person interview is required.
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.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are
expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment
to diversity and inclusion.