Description of Work Unit
The Department of Biomedical Sciences: This interdisciplinary department contains over 25 faculty with strong international reputations and a track record of extramural support. Faculty research interests are focused in cellular, molecular and integrative biology, reproductive biology including gonadal function, and neurobiology with relevant emphasis in areas related to neuronal differentiation, degeneration and regeneration, ion channels and membrane physiology, synaptic mechanisms, neuronal circuitry, sensory biology, artificial neural networks, and neuroendocrinology. The department is highly interactive and offers research assistants a friendly but rigorous learning environment. There is ample opportunity for informal interactions between research assistants and faculty, thus encouraging the kind of discussions and collaborations that are critical to success in the cutting-edge atmosphere of modern biomedical research. Program faculty members are housed in modern research buildings with state-of-the-art equipment. All of the training faculty members have laboratories that are within relatively close proximity. University facilities that support research efforts include electron microscopes, flow cytometer and fluorescent activated cell sorter, confocal microscopes, DNA, RNA and protein sequencing and syntheses labs, a mass spectrometer lab, and facilities for genomics, preoteomics, and transgenic animal research. The hard work of research is balanced by the unique opportunity to enjoy the mountains and canyons of beautiful Colorado.
This position is a research position. The Research Associate I is expected to design, perform and analyze experiments outlined in the founded research proposal and in this process supervise participating undergraduate students. They are also expected to prepare and present project-related material at scientific meetings and participate in the drafting of peer-reviewed publications.
Required Job Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, or related field.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience in Behavioral Neuroscience methods.
Experience in Electrophysiological methods.
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
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