The Niswander Lab
within the Department of Molecular,
Cellular, and Developmental Biology encourages applications for a
full-time Professional Research Assistant
models of embryonic development and birth defects. This position is
responsible for mouse animal colony husbandry, lab organization,
basic lab maintenance and record keeping for Environmental Health
& Safety, solution preparation, and contribution to research
studies. Depending on experience and experimental skills,
individual research projects could be conducted.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Mouse Husbandry and Genotyping
Lab Maintenance, Purchasing, and Record Keeping
- Maintain mouse colonies, perform timed matings, check research
rodent diets, conduct PCR genotyping, collaborate with veterinary
staff, assist with mouse protocols and animal import/export using
TOPAZ, preparation, and handling of IACUC inspections.
Contribution to Research Studies
- Order and receive supplies, provide oversight of lab
cleanliness and supplies, exchanging of gas and liquid nitrogen
tanks, conduct weekly EH&S inspections, work with EH&S on
chemical disposal, biohazard disposal, and to ensure compliance,
prepare common stock solutions, ensure lab equipment is repaired
and serviced and equipment certified.
What We Can Offer
- Become a specialist in primary and immortalized cell culture
requiring excellent attention to detail and sterile technique.
- Assist with mouse work: Dissection, primary cell preparation,
- Tissue fixation, sectioning, antibody staining, RNA
- Become expert in light and fluorescent microscopy.
- Troubleshooting of experimental protocols.
The salary range for this position is $35,000 - $60,000
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- Bachelors degree in the biological sciences.
- Lab course experience, preferably at the level of CUREs or
- Ability to calculate molarity and dilutions and to prepare
What We Would Like You To Have
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as
planning and organizational skills.
- Comfortable working with mouse models.
- More than 1 year of experience in a research laboratory
- Experience in molecular cloning and PCR.
- Experience in immunohistochemistry and RNA in situ
- Experience with light microscopy and RNA biology.
- Experience in mouse husbandry.
- Training in Bioinformatics and coding.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- Optional: Transcripts/Proof of Degree
- If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be
verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using
an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside
of the United States, please submit a translated version (if
applicable) as an optional attachment.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name:
Boulder Campus Human Resources
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