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
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)
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.
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
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
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
Willing to work in slaughterhouses and with animal tissues post mortem
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to
have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and
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
-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,
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.
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