Continuing Education Laboratory Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 02 Jan 2023

Posting Details
Position Information

Classification Title Temporary Hourly
Employment Category Temporary
Is this an Hourly position? Yes
Work Hours/Week 0-40
Overtime Eligible? Yes
Position Location Fort Collins, CO 80523
Does this position qualify for hybrid or remote work? No
Description of Work Unit
The C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute (TMI) is operated under the
Department of Clinical Science (College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences) at Colorado State University (CSU). The Institute provides a safe, secure, state of the art facility for faculty, scientists and staff for collaborative efforts in the area of research, entrepreneurial business development and continuing medical education aligned to the institute’s mission and vision. The TMI is a 130,000 sq. ft. building that opened in December 2018. This facility has extensive capabilities to engage in basic and clinical research, experimental surgical procedures, hands-on continuing education laboratories, didactic lectures, imaging, 3D bioprinting, as well as cGMP space, food service, and administrative space.
TMI Vision – Innovate medical discovery paradigms and solutions leveraging nature’s healing capacity
TMI Mission – Create novel biologic therapies and learning opportunities uniquely focused on improving the lives of both animals and humans by fostering diverse collaborations of leading scientific minds in a state of the art facility that encourages entrepreneurial models that optimize innovation timelines.
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Position Summary
The CSUVetCE team @ TMI seeks to provide an unparalleled Continuing Education
(CE) experience every day…something that we refer to as “CE Elevated”. We believe
that people, animals and the planet can be improved when inspired learners, engaged educators and relevant learning experiences collide; that is the purpose, the passion and the why behind our quest to provide CE Elevated experiences. We host up to 75+ courses each year including a wide variety of small animal, equine and human continuing medical education courses to graduate veterinarians, certified technicians and medical professionals throughout the year. We are a small, but rapidly growing group and now is a great time to jump aboard the CSUVetCE team for the right person. In our busy times, our team can have a series of 7-day work weeks. Responsibilities for CE lab support will be divided between the CE Lab Coordinator, the CE Lab Assistant(s) (this position) and student hourly employees and volunteers. With time and maturation of our unit, we anticipate the possibility of growing multiple CE Course Coordinator positions.
For now, we’re seeking a motivated, intelligent, responsible, customer-centric and skilled technician to assist with CE lab set up and support, animal cadaver & teaching specimen prep, live animal support, inventory/ordering, basic data entry/record keeping, scheduling, instrument cleaning/sterilization, shipping/receiving, and general cleaning/laundry. Other duties may include CE course hospitality support. The ideal candidate knows how to work independently as well as in a team and can direct and train a group of student hourly employees/volunteers and enjoys watching them grow under their guidance and leadership. Strong interpersonal skills will help this individual to welcome and work with course participants, CE instructors and external sponsors during CE wet labs. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and written/oral communication skills are needed.
Hours: Part-time (0-40 hours/week) with possible opportunity to expand to full-time in the future; available M – F and rotating weekends; shift hours may extend outside of normal 8am to 6pm business hours (no traditional holidays).
Position Minimum Qualifications
This is an entry- to mid-level position for individuals with 0 – 10+ years of professional, post-baccalaureate (or equivalent) experience.
At least one of the following 3:
· B.A./B.S. in a related field
· Demonstrated experience working in the veterinary medical field performing many of the essential job duties required for this position
· Experience in veterinary anesthesia
· Experience handling small and/or large animals (dogs, cats, horses and/or exotic species) OR
· Associate degree in a related discipline plus 2 years of relevant, specialized training/experience. Experience must include minimum of two (2) years with:
o Demonstrated experience working in the veterinary medical field performing many of the essential job duties required for this position
o Experience in veterinary anesthesia
o Experience handling small and/or large animals (dogs, cats, horses and/or exotic species) OR
· High School Diploma (or GED) plus 4 years of relevant, specialized training/experience. Experience must include minimum of two (2) years with:
o Demonstrated experience working in the veterinary medical field performing many of the essential job duties required for this position
o Experience in veterinary anesthesia
o Experience handling small and/or large animals (dogs, cats, horses and/or exotic species) PLUS
· Willingness to work with animal cadavers on a regular basis, and potentially human cadavers on sporadic occasions
· Willingness / ability to work after hours or weekends as continuing education courses dictate
· Must be able to repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds and push heavy carts
· Proficient in Outlook, Word, and Excel
· Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and customer service
· Exemplary organizational and time management skills
Preferred Qualifications
• Previous experience with animal care is a plus
• Can perform x-rays and fluoroscopy; Experience in surgical OR settings
• Must be a self-starter and work with minimal oversight.

Posting Details

Working Title Continuing Education Laboratory Assistant
Posting Number 202200821T
Department Clinical Sciences
Salary Range 18-22
Employee Benefits
Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit area:
Close Date 01/02/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category CE Course Assistance
• Assist the CE Lab Coordinator to ensure that all CE courses run smoothly
• Cadaver preparation and handling
• Fulfilling IACUC protocols, animal use, and course needs
• Assist in budget development related to the teaching laboratory
• Coordinate laboratory schedules with the preclinical surgical research laboratory, equine research group, anesthesia and imaging groups
• Coordinating anesthesia as needed for specific courses
• Independently handle partner training/education events such as Arthrex training days, Storz training days, etc.
Percentage Of Time 70
Job Duty Category Teaching Lab Inventory/Equipment Maintenance
•Develop and maintain a general understanding and trouble-shooting capability of all
equipment used in labs (including products provided by external vendors).
• Animal procurement
• Equipment and supply procurement
• Equipment maintenance
• Assist in maintaining a clean and orderly laboratory
• Dealing with equipment representatives
• Cadaver procurement/management (including organization of cooler and freezer areas for CE)
Percentage Of Time 30


Minimum References Required 3
Maximum References Required 3

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