Job Description

National Jewish Health/*National Jewish Health - Main Campus/Medicine - Pulmonary Division

Denver, CO

Full Time

Work Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Req # 13548


The Bowler Laboratory in the Pulmonary Division at National Jewish Health is seeking a Lab Researcher Technician to join our team.

The selected candidate will participate in an NIH-funded research projects to study the health effect of cigarette smoke exposure. Our NIH-funded research projects include work in genetics, proteomic, and metabolomics in involves processing human specimens (mainly blood). A major focus is biomarker discovery. Basic skills required include data entry, and knowledge in biology or biochemistry. 

The ideal candidate will effectively:

  • Execute experiments following protocols and compile accurate research records and present data in group settings. 
  • Build their scientific knowledge by reading relevant articles and attending seminars.
  • Demonstrate initiative in solving problems and implementing laboratory procedures. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external vendors.
  • Collaborate with faculty, coordinators and senior lab members in the performance and analysis of complex research studies.
  • Perform biomarker assays (e.g., ELISA, MSD, etc.), RNA isolations, and basic plate assays that can be used for drug screens. 
  • Manage a biobank 
  • Work with mice occasionally for experimental models of cigarette smoke exposure

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of:

  • Laboratory biology, molecular biology, histology and genotyping.
  • Cell culture and basic data analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite


To learn more about the Bowler lab please visit our lab website here


Position Summary    

The position performs as an entry level technician under the direction of a Principal Investigator or Laboratory Manager which may include assisting in collecting, tabulating and analyzing research data.  

Essential Duties    

  1. Performs routine laboratory tests under the direction of a Principal Investigator or Lab Manager.
  2. Collects, accurately records and analyzes data in conjunction with other research staff.
  3. Obtains and maintains minimum proficiency in data analysis, preparation of glassware, extraction and plating procedures, basic programming and mathematical ordering systems.  May utilize computer.
  4. Maintains compliance with all institutional/safety training requirements.
  5. Maintains laboratory records, supplies and samples in an organized manner (such as a laboratory notebook and sample storage record).

Core Values    

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Other Duties

  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies    

  1. Laboratory Knowledge: Demonstrates and understands laboratory testing and methodology.
  2. Decision Quality: Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement.  Sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  3. Adaptability: Maintains effectiveness in the midst of change in work responsibilities or environment, requirements ambiguity, or stress.
  4. Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.
  5. Informing/Communicating: Conveys ideas, responses, or instructions effectively, appropriately, and persuasively through writing or speech.
  6. Professional Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

BS /BA degree, a demonstrated basic knowledge of laboratory procedures, laboratory equipment, and data collection /classification required.

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