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Research Associate I - Avery Lab

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

Job Description:

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 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.

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 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. 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.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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