Working Title Research Scientist I- LCMOT Lab
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202101404AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Resch Sci/Scholar I
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $75,000-$85,000
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Description of Work Unit
The Laboratory of Comparative Musculoskeletal Oncology and Traumatology
(LCMOT), in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University,
performs hypothesis-driven translational research to benefit humans and
animals with limbs at risk of amputation from tumor trauma or infection. Our
program focuses on regenerative approaches to address tissue healing and
prevent loss of function following cancer treatment, trauma, and degenerative
conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
The appointee will develop a research program at CSU by acting as the
Oversight Coordinator of the LCMOT on externally-funded grants and service
agreements. Ideally, the individual would work with or create collaborative
teams with PIs and clinicians within the Flint Animal Cancer Center, and other
partner agencies to develop funding and complete interdisciplinary research
Required Job Qualifications
Minimum of 1 year of postdoctoral experience in cancer biology, molecular
biology, or musculoskeletal biology.
Applicant should have evidence of growing research accomplishment,
including publications in refereed journals, regular presentation of
papers at scientific meetings, award of patents, and/or successful raising
of research funds.
Experience with grant writing and successfully securing external funding
Demonstrated experience leading several concurrent research projects
Ability to lead interdisciplinary research teams, develop relationships
with external research collaborators and facilitate communication with
Demonstrated experience supervising graduate students or post-graduate
Rodent handling and basic surgery skills
Cell and tissue culture
Statistical methods and analysis
Experience in effectively developing code to analyze data using publicly
available bioinformatics platforms
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience in exosome isolation (ultrafiltration, size exclusion
chromatography, ultracentrifugation), characterization (flow cytometry,
western blot, nanoparticle analysis, electron microscopy), and functional
analysis (proteomic and/or genomic) techniques
Experience in In vivo exosome biodistribution analysis
Experience in In vivo rodent imaging (micro CT, bioluminescence imaging,
Experience in in situ muscle force analysis
Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as
demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources
and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.
Job Duty Category Lab Support
Guide students, research associates, and postdoctoral fellows by helping
them through the scientific process, advising on data analysis, editing
written contributions, and directing publications.
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Research Submissions
Apply to a range of grant opportunities to secure extramural funding and
support PI, staff, and research program costs.
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Research
Work with interdisciplinary research teams to share and analyze data and
create grant-required research products.
Publish in refereed journals and attend conferences and workshops to
communicate research results.
Produce data and software releases, as appropriate for each project.
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Administration
Schedule meetings, write progress reports, and manage deadlines by keeping
accurate records and maintaining communication to ensure timely and
appropriate completion of projects.
Ensure project budgets are set up and on-track by completing necessary
accounting paperwork and expense reports.
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please upload a cover letter that addresses the minimum and
preferred qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information for
3 references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required
for new hires)
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