Position Title: STUDENT LAB ASSISTANT
A student worker is needed for a laboratory investigating RNA virus pathogenesis and immunity at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a strong interest in biomedical sciences and enthusiasm about learning laboratory techniques that contribute directly to research goals. Initial duties include cell culture, staining cells with labeled antibodies, basic DNA techniques, data entry, and common lab chores (cleanup, restock, organize). The work also will entail handling of mice. The motivated student will develop substantial experience with core methods, including flow cytometry, and progress toward the execution of their own experiments. Because the training is significant, we would like a student who can commit to a minimum of two years and can work ~20 hours a week.
All requirements for graduation from an accredited college or university with a B.A. or B.S. in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology or a related field in the biomedical sciences must be completed before the starting date for this position. Motivation to learn, flexibility to adapt, reliability to be on time, and cooperativity to do science in a team-based atmosphere. Familiarity with aseptic technique, molarity, pH, following protocols, and recording data preferred.