Lab Technician

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Work type: Postdoc / Research / Fellow
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Postdoc / Fellow, Research

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Biological Sciences focuses on two areas of research and teaching; 1) Cell and Molecular Biology including biophysics, neuroscience, cell signaling, and developmental biology, and 2) Ecology, Biodiversity including behavioral ecology, plant-insect interactions, conservation biology, restoration ecology and evolution. The department offers undergraduate majors of study including Biology (B.A./B.S.), Molecular Biology (B.S./B.S.), Ecology and BioDiversity (B.A./B.S.) or Integrated Sciences (B.A.).

Position Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences has an opening for a Laboratory Technician in the Lyubchenko lab. This position reports to Dr. Taras Lyubchenko. Funding for this position is provided by an external grant. The position may be terminated if and when funding expires. The initial contract will be for one year with the possibility of extension at the discretion of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Taras Lyubchenko. This position will be located at National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206.

Essential Functions

  • Perform biomedical research experiments in a laboratory setting.
  • Work with laboratory animals.
  • Basic knowledge of biostatistics.
  • Analyze data and write reports.
  • Presentation of data to colleagues at research seminars.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working with laboratory animals (mice), tissue culture, flow cytometry, and fluorescent Microscopy is preferred.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed college level coursework in Imunology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics.
  • Experience working with laboratory animals (mice), tissue culture, flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, August 30th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 5.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $16.50-$20.50.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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