National Jewish Health Lab Researcher in Denver, Colorado

Position Summary:A well-funded laboratory in the Department of Medicine is seeking a highlymotivated Laboratory Researcher to work on a research project focusing on lungdefense mechanisms in asthma. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity toperform innovative researches leading to first-authored or co-authoredmanuscript(s) by using routine and cutting-edge technologies such as RNAsequencing and stem cell cultures. This position is immediately available to aqualified candidate.Knowledge and SkillsThe ideal candidate must be a team player with good interpersonal,communication and organizational skills. Good command of the Englishlanguage, both written and verbal. Technically, the candidate needs tohave the skills or willingness to: (a) perform laboratory routinesincluding but not limited to ELISA, western blotting and PCR; (b)handling and restraining mice; (c) bacterial and viral infections inanimal models and human cell cultures. Previous experience in mouse colonymanaEssential Duties:Develops new techniques and investigative procedures, including scientificroutines, computer programming techniques and data reporting techniques.Monitors quality control of routines, experiments, general laboratoryactivities and the use of research animals in the laboratory setting.Performs laboratory functions unique to the assigned laboratory.Provides general guidance to laboratory staff, including technicians,support and auxiliary staff. Acts as a leader for laboratory programs andstaff in assigned areas.Demonstrates enhanced proficiency in data analysis, preparation ofglassware, extraction and plating procedures, programming and mathematicalordering systems.Prepares statistical tabulations, using a calculator or computer.Oversees supply functions, inventory control, equipment use andmaintenance, and animal care and ordering, as needed.Maintains compliance with all institutional / safety training requirements.Maintains laboratory records, supplies, samples in an organized manner(such as a laboratory notebook and sample storage record).Acts a liaison to other department personnel, outside investigators, andvendors.Performs routine and non-routine tests leading to the successful completion ofdeveloped experiments.Core Values:Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.Be respectful of all with whom you interact and follow the National JewishHealth Core Values.Be well groomed and dressed appropriately for your role.Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies and theEmployee Handbook.Demonstrate a willingness to learn.Be able to communicate clearly, think clearly, and concentrate on assignedtasks.Wear ID badge visibly.Performs, as directed, safety compliance and uses Personal ProtectiveEquipment (PPE), as needed.Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatoryagency requirements.Other Duties & Responsibilities: (Optional)Performs all other duties as assignedKey Competencies:Laboratory Knowledge: Demonstrates and understands laboratory testing andmethodology.Decision Quality: Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis,wisdom, experience, and judgement. Sought out by others for advice andsolutions.Adaptability: Maintains effectiveness in the midst of change in workresponsibilities or environment, requirements ambiguity, or stress.Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation andcomparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analysesand make recommendations.Informing/Communicating: Conveys ideas, responses, or instructionseffectively, appropriately, and persuasively through writing or speech.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 completingassignments.Drive for Excellence: Consistently meets performance expectati