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Open-Rank Laboratory Science Professional (Intermediate thru Senior) (Term-Limited, 2 years)

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


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: School of Dental Medicine, Department of Craniofacial Biology

Job Title: Open-Rank Laboratory Science Professional (Intermediate thru Senior) (Term-Limited, 2 years)

Position: #00802452 – Requisition: #31143

Job Summary:

The School of Dental Medicine is seeking a part-time (75% FTE) open-rank Laboratory Science Professional to join a research laboratory within the Department of Craniofacial Biology. The successful candidate will contribute to a project exploring the effect of an antibacterial polymers within dental composites. The overarching goal of the study will be to provide therapeutic directions aimed at the prevention of dental caries. This is a term-limited position, with funding secured for two years.

This open-rank Laboratory Science Professional will perform duties in an experimental lab, or wet lab, and handle a variety of chemicals and/or potential “wet” hazards. Individuals perform laboratory duties where chemicals, drugs, or other materials or biological matters are tested and analyzed. This position is in a materials science lab that develops smart polymers specifically for drug delivery and dental applications.

This role will be responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator and the associated research team with polymer-based biomaterials projects. The primary focus on the research investigations will be on the development and evaluation of polymeric materials used in a variety of medical and dental applications. Individual will be responsible for carrying out independent research functions, keeping a detailed notebook of experiment activities, maintaining lab equipment, ordering supplies, reconciling monthly expenditures complying with EHS safety requirements, conducting literature research and participating in weekly scientific meetings.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with and support Principal Investigator (PI) and research team with laboratory and research functions.
  • Utilize a variety of laboratory techniques required for research projects.
  • Perform experiments, tabulate and analyze data, and write up reports for publications.
  • Support analytical testing using standard lab support knowledge in the collection and review of conditions, including preparing samples, completing sample preparation, documenting and communicating results.
  • Prepare and inspect lab for daily operations including stocking materials, equipment, safety checks, cleanliness, and related areas.
  • Pick up, transport, and maintain results, samples, documents, materials and other items as needed.
  • Independently locate and review scientific and technical literature and share any new information at weekly lab meetings.
Work Location:

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

Why Join Us:

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine is nationally recognized for the quality of its educational programs, its interdisciplinary research and its excellent clinical care programs that contribute to the health and well-being of many of Colorado’s most underserved citizens. We are invested in creating career pathways, learning and development opportunities, and developing people infrastructures to support the workforce.

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, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness .

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.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Intermediate Professional:
  • A bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry or chemical and biological engineering, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
    • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.
  • One year of professional experience in a dental clinic or dental materials lab environment.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Senior Professional:
  • A bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry or chemical and biological engineering, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
    • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.
  • Two years of professional research experience, with a minimum of one year experience in a dental clinic or dental materials lab environment.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working as a dental assistant.
  • Experience working with tooth samples to create restorations, testing them in environments that resemble the oral cavity.
  • Experience formulating, synthesizing and characterizing the material property evolution and reaction kinetics of nanogels and hydrogels.
  • Experience identifying patentable inventions.
  • Experience reviewing, interpreting, developing and implementing new or modified laboratory techniques required for research projects.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Lift, push, and/or pull up to 20 lbs.
  • Work in an environment that may expose you to fumes, chemicals, liquid nitrogen, extreme cold, blood/body fluids, and infectious disease.
  • Frequently wash your hands, as biohazardous materials may be present.
  • Sit and stand for long periods of time, frequently walk, and bend/stoop, as well as execute repetitive motions.
  • Work with complex and sharp laboratory equipment, and various chemical and biological solutions.
  • Wear appropriate safety equipment when handling biological samples and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work within a high-level secured facility.
Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s):
  • Ability to contribute to the process for identifying patentable inventions.
  • Ability to independently review, interpret, develop and implement new or modified laboratory techniques required for research projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory techniques including the ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • High level knowledge of biomaterial processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
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 professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address


Questions should be directed to: Laurine Szymanski at laurine.szymanski@cuanschutz.edu

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting hiring range for this position has been established as:

Intermediate Level: $34,351 - $43,695 (0.75 FTE)

Senior Level: $37,137 - $47,238 (0.75 FTE)

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.

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

ADA Statement:

The 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@cuanschutz.edu ​.

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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