Job Description


National Jewish Health/*National Jewish Health - Main Campus/Mouse Genetics

Denver, CO

Full Time (40 hours per week)

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

Req # 12694

The Mouse Genetics Core Facility helps both NJH and CU Denver investigators develop novel mouse models to support their research programs.  This includes all aspect of mouse model development, including molecular biology assays, conventional ES cell targeting, CRISPR/Cas9 methodologies, microinjections, IVF, germplasm cryopreservation and rederivation, genotyping and animal colony maintenance. 

This position is for an individual who is interested in working collaboratively with core members to successfully support research laboratories in the Denver Metro area. 

The core facility is interested in hiring someone who is detail oriented, organized, collaborative, and willing to invest time in careful animal colony management.  Experience in laboratory research is preferred, but members of the core facility are willing to train a motivated and conscientious individual who has a strong work ethic and desire to learn.  This individual should also take ownership of tasks and welcome constructive feedback as an essential part of their professional growth.   

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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