Research Associate I - Barfield & ART

Coppin State University

United States

June 28, 2021


Posting Details Working Title Research Associate I - Barfield & ART

Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number 202100579AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Research Associate I Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range $40,000 - $50,000 Employee Benefits

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Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/28/2021 Description of Work Unit

The Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Lab (ARBL) within the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University is an interdepartmental program focusing on research, teaching and service in the area of reproductive biology of domestic animals. Faculty of the ARBL includes members of three departments in two colleges. The ARBL has been recognized as a Colorado State University Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence since 1989.

Position Summary

This lab is the primary laboratory for training students in the 1-year Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Master's program. The primary responsibility of this position will be assisting in the training of these graduate students in in vitro embryo production and associated technologies as well as some lab management responsibilities (preparation of media, equipment maintenance, quality control, etc.). This position will also involve supporting research efforts in the lab which may include in vitro embryo production, superovulation and nonsurgical embryo recovery, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, and a variety of embryo micromanipulation and molecular studies.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Animal Sciences or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate instructional concepts and research in a clear and concise fashion both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize complex tasks and work independently and as a team player.
  • Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
  • Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Reproductive Physiology or related discipline.
  • Previous experience training graduate students in a research or teaching laboratory.
  • Experience with in-vitro embryo production systems
  • Two or more years of experience working in a reproduction lab.
  • Experience handling large animals in a reproductive technology laboratory, particularly cattle or bison, including ultrasound, embryo transfer, and artificial insemination.
  • Willing to work in slaughterhouses and with animal tissues post mortem
  • Diversity Statement

    Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    Essential Duties

    Job Duty Category Supervision and training of graduate students


    -Supervise graduate students in the research and teaching laboratories including during instructional exercises for the MSPro-ART Program. -Assist with the training of graduate students in in vitro embryo production and associated technologies as well as some lab management responsibilities (preparation of media, equipment maintenance, quality control, etc.) -Prepare and assist faculty with delivery of instructional modules.

    Percentage Of Time 90 Job Duty Category Assisted Reproductive Technologies project research


    -Assist faculty with in vitro embryo production, including the collection of ovaries in a slaughterhouse and media preparation. -Assist faculty in ongoing ART and IVF research projects. -Travel to remote locations for sample collection. -Manage and organize reproductive samples in liquid nitrogen tanks and deep freezers -Coordinate maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies. -Herd, sort and care for large animals. -Conduct reproductive exams on animals in the research program. -Administer injections to animals on research protocols. -Provide support to other research programs including in a surgical setting.

    Percentage Of Time 10

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    The position is open until filled but for full consideration, please apply by 11:59 PM on June 28th, 2021. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.

    References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License, Special Requirements/Other - This position will involve working evenings and weekends as needed. Search Contact Jennifer Barfield; EEO Statement

    Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

    The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

    The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

    Background Check Policy Statement

    Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

    References Requested Minimum Requested 3

    Maximum Requested 3

    Supplemental Questions

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents