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Laboratory Science Professional

University of Colorado System
Aurora, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 20, 2024

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Anesthesiology

Job Title: Laboratory Science Professional

Position #00820702 – Requisition #32897

Job Summary:

The laboratory of Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic in the Department of Anesthesiology has two openings for full-time Entry Laboratory Science Professionals. The successful candidates will manage all ongoing lab activities and participate in various NIH-funded research projects related to neurotoxicology of general anesthetics.

This position will be expected to focus on conducting research in the field of neurotoxicology of general anesthetics using various in vitro preparations including cell culture, immunohistochemistry, PCR and Western blotting as well as any complementary in vivo techniques under guidance and supervision of Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic. Selected candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art equipment and resources as well as appropriate lab space assigned to Dr. Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic in order to conduct their research. The Entry Laboratory Science Professionals is expected to attend weekly lab meetings and departmental research seminars.

Entry Laboratory Science Professionals perform duties in an experimental lab, or wet lab, and handle a variety of chemicals and/or potential “wet” hazards. Entry Laboratory Science Professionals perform duties in laboratories where chemicals, drugs, or other materials or biological matters are tested and analyzed.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with and support Principal Investigators (PI) and other stakeholders with laboratory and research functions as they relate to toxicology.
  • Utilize a variety of laboratory techniques required for research projects; for example, perform experiments and tabulate, analyze research, pick up, transport, and maintain results, samples, documents, materials, and other items as needed.
  • Support analytical testing process using standard lab support knowledge in the collection and review of conditions, including preserving samples, completing sample preparation, documenting, and communicating results and perform pre-analytical, analytical, and post analytical test process and evaluate results produced specifically working with the toxicology team and using of LC-MS/MS and INDIKO clinical analyzer operation, and performing instrument preparations, tuning, and maintenance.
  • Prepare lab for daily operations, including stocking materials, equipment, safety, cleanliness, and related areas as well as disposing of laboratory materials and samples using well established guidelines and instructions according to DEA, CAP and CLIA compliances.
  • Provide animal care related to research studies, as necessary.
  • Provide support researching issues and developing recommendations to resolve process, unit, and related issues.
Work Location:

Onsite – this role is expected to work onsite and is located in Aurora, CO.

Why Join Us:

The University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Department of Anesthesiology is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative education, science, medicine, and healthcare. The Department of Anesthesiology has several clinical specialties and is a nationally recognized leader in anesthesiology and perioperative medical education. We are dedicated to developing leaders in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine who demonstrate clinical excellence, professionalism, and a commitment to life-long learning. Our faculty have a resolve to create an exciting academic environment that will build upon what is already recognized as one of the finest residency programs in the country, and by advancing education within our specialty, we continue to improve the lives of learners and patients in a complex and evolving world of medicine.

But we cannot do it all without our research professionals! Join a growing and diverse team that strives to support and improve our education, research, and clinical missions. Joining and leading the Research Team specifically means joining a collaborative team that works closely with faculty leaders and learners in a highly rewarding environment. Members of the Department of Anesthesiology have the opportunity to collaborate on projects across diverse teams and committees and take part in various activities throughout the year. All Department of Anesthesiology staff have access to University of Colorado’s second-to-none benefits package, retirement plans, significant vacation and sick leave, 11+ paid holidays/year, tuition assistance, and wellbeing resources.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: .

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado 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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics, or related field.
    • A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics, or related field.
  • Prior experience or background within an experimental or wet lab.
  • In vivo techniques experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques including safety procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
  • Ability to interpret and master complex research protocol information.
How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position.

2. Curriculum vitae / Resume

3. Three to five professional references, including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address.

Questions should be directed to: Abigial Jacoba,

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by April 1st, 2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as $45,000 - 57,240 .

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 may be eligible for overtime compensation, depending on the level.

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.

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ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodation 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 ​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado 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.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases . If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program .

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