Senior Laboratory Science Professional
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver, Colorado

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical CampusSchool of Medicine | Division of Clinical ImmunologyOfficial Title: Research Services Senior Laboratory Science ProfessionalWorking Title: Senior Laboratory Science Professional Position #00796074 – Requisition #25737* 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_2Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirusExemptions vary by campus location/department. Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
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 Clinical Immunology has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Senior Laboratory Science Professional position.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 Laboratory Science 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.  At the senior level, work is performed fully independently.Nature of WorkSenior 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.We are seeking a highly motivated, bright and qualified candidate to join Dr. Brent Palmer’s laboratory in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The applicant will help to support research and clinical activities in the lab and will have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of laboratory techniques.  Ideally, the applicant will have experience generating single-cell suspensions from various tissues and isolation of PBMC from blood. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in flow cytometry and other relevant immunological techniques. The main focus of the lab is understanding immune responses to the two most important pandemics causing diseases of our time; HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Research projects are also focused on understanding how the gut microbiome contributes to HIV disease progression and SARS-CoV-2 infection and the immunological factors responsible for long-COVID. The applicant will also help support our blood cancer biobank by processing patient samples and our flow cytometry core facility by training users to operate flow cytometers, cell sorting, and maintain instruments. The applicant should be reliable, self-motivated and have strong problem-solving skills. The lab has stable funding and is looking for a long-term employee, but it is also an ideal environment for someone wanting to get experience for graduate or medical school. The applicant will enjoy working in a fun and easy-going lab with many opportunities for acquiring new skills. While we are looking for hard working individuals, work life balance is a priority in the lab. A highly competitive salary will be offered for qualified applicants and there are advancement opportunities for motivated candidates.   Examples of Duties Performed
    Collaborate with and support Principal Investigators (PI) and other stakeholders with laboratory and research functionsUtilize a variety of laboratory techniques required for research projects Perform experiments and tabulate and analyze researchSupport analytical testing process using standard lab support knowledge in the collection and review of conditions, including preserving samples, completing sample preparation, documenting and communicating resultsPerform pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical test process and evaluate results producedPrepare lab for daily operations, including stocking materials, equipment, safety, cleanliness, and related areasProvide animal care related to research studies, as necessaryPick up, transport, and maintain results, samples, documents, materials and other items as neededDispose of laboratory materials and samples using well established guidelines and instructionsReview, complete and process logs, documents, databases, and related materials and informationProvide support researching issues and developing recommendations to resolve process, unit and related issuesReview and implement lab support policies, practices and programs to meet organizational, operations and management needsEnsure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; receive guidance and direction or escalate when requiredIndependently and creatively identify laboratory solutionsIndependently Review, develop and implement new or modified laboratory techniques required for research projectsAssist Team Leads, Supervisors and/or management with creation and implementation of processes and procedures and quality improvement initiativesAssist and train junior team membersAssist with developing or develop protocol-specific systems and documents including process flows, training manuals, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) . Maintains subject level documentation and prepares documents, equipment and/or suppliesAssist with identifying issues related to operational efficiency and shares results with leadershipProvide laboratory science expertise and leadership in study design, study oversight, data management, data analysis and manuscript preparation to assist all levels of investigators, researchers and clinicians on new research activities across a wide range of disciplinesServe as a resource to PIs and other stakeholders
Additional Duties & Responsibilities
    Perform cell isolation and cryopreservation of PBMC (peripheral blood mononuclear cells) from blood and single-cell suspension from different tissue types.Calibrate and operate a variety of laboratory instruments.Assist in maintaining the biobank and keeping an excellent record using REDCap.Handle delivering, receiving, and retrieving frozen samples from freezers and physical inventory of frozen samples in liquid nitrogen and -80 freezers. Presenting data or updating projects at weekly lab meeting. Potential to perform a wide range of flow-based assays such as antibody titration, surface staining, immunophenotyping, and intracellular cytokine assay (ICS).Support and assist team members and researchers from other divisions on research projects, experimental designs, and laboratory-based methodologies.Assist in various other projects as needed.
This description is a summary only and is describing 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.Salary and BenefitsThe salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $47,388 to $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/benefitsTotal Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125Diversity and EquityThe 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 hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu. 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.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics or related fieldA 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 experienceRequired: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.Preferred Qualifications
    Master’s degree in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics or related fieldThree (3) years of experience in an experimental or wet laboratory
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Advanced knowledge of laboratory techniques including safety procedures and techniquesAbility to communicate effectively, both in writing and orallyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institutionOutstanding customer service skillsDemonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusionKnowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology medical terminologyAbility to interpret and master complex research protocol information


Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 25, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing


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