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03-20-2009, 02:17 AM
The Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory (OBRL) under the
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University seeks to
fill a part-time (25-35 hours/week) professional Coordinator position
involving laboratory-based and project management responsibilities. The
individual will work with researchers and students from the OBRL and the
Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at CSU.

Background: The OBRL is an interdisciplinary research group consisting
of faculty from the College of Engineering who collaborate with faculty
from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Coordinator Responsibilities Include:
(1) Fast and efficient orthopaedic tissue histological (decalcified
and undecalcified slides) digital image capture.
(2) Planar image reconstruction and composite compiling for
histomorphometric analysis.
(3) Supervise and track the daily performance of undergraduate students.
(4) Prepare and submit biomechanical and histological research
protocols and budgets.
(5) Track laboratory budget and related financials.
(6) Schedule laboratory equipment usage and generate related billing
(7) Maintain and update laboratory protocols, standard operating
procedure manuals, and quality control/assurance measures.
(8) Maintain project and sponsor database for accurate,
comprehensive, and organized records.
(9) Establish and maintain budget allocations of research grants and
(10) Daily laboratory management which includes; maintaining
equipment servicing contracts, ordering supplies, and keeping accurate,
comprehensive, and organized records.
(11) Maintain working relationships with CSU Veterinary Teaching
Hospital, Radiological Services, and Environmental Health Services
including biosafety and hazardous waste.
(12) Classify and keep comprehensive inventory of cadaveric and
animal specimens, bio-hazardous materials, chemicals, hazardous wastes,
Material Safety Data Sheets, etc.
(13) Ensure proper management and disposal of all hazardous wastes
generated at the OBRL and keep the OBRL in compliance with biosafety
(14) Ensure proper radiation safety, documentation and training for
use of radioisotopes and radiation producing machines in the OBRL.
(15) Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
(1) Bachelor’s degree required. Science disciplines preferred.
(2) Proficient in use of IBM PC computers running Microsoft Windows
Suite including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
(3) Demonstrated experience in financial accounting equal to or
greater than $500k/year.

Preferred Qualifications:
(1) Demonstrated experience with Adobe Photoshop OR Photoshop
Elements software.
(2) Protocol and budget experience.
(3) Demonstrated experience in laboratory or office management
duties such as inventory, ordering, filing, billing and related record
(4) Technical writing experience.
(5) Experience in laboratory or office equipment training,
maintenance, and calibration/preventative service contract preparation.

Other Desired Experience:
(1) Demonstrated proficiency in histological slide capture.
(2) Demonstrated experience with Image Pro imaging software and with
SPOT Advanced digital software
(3) Hazardous waste handling and disposal training.
(4) Demonstrated experience working with a microscope in an academic
or professional work environment.
(5) Previous experience handling biological tissue(s) and reagents.
(6) Knowledge of use of the online biomedical library, including
experience in conducting computer literature searches and locating
citations in books and periodicals.

General Comments:
This position, under the direction of the Laboratory Director and the
Assistant Laboratory Director, requires interactions with investigators,
undergraduate and graduate students and other research staff and
personnel; therefore the incumbent must have good interpersonal and
communications skills and be able to work well with a varied group of
investigators. It is essential that the incumbent be capable of working
independently, which is, executing tasks according to written and verbal
instructions with minimal immediate or direct supervision. The
incumbent must be self-motivated, meticulous, able to follow written and
oral instructions precisely, able to “multi-task”, exhibit extraordinary
organizational skills and work in harmony with others. This position
requires sitting at a workstation in a stationary position up to 8 hrs.
/day. Due to the nature of the recruitment for this position, travel
funds to a maximum of $350 will be available per candidates for
interviews. Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee if you have

Full-Time Annual Salary: Starts at $30,000 – $35,000/year plus benefits
depending on experience.

Full Consideration Deadline: By 5 PM MST on Monday, April 6. To apply
email the Chair* Joanna.Holliday@colostate.edu or fax (970) 491-5569
application materials which include: (a) Cover letter which specifically
addresses the required, preferred, and desired qualifications (b) Resume
(c) Three (3) professional references including name, title, context
they know you in, email and phone.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not
limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor
vehicle history.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual
orientation, veteran status or disability. The University complies with
the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375,
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era
Veteran's readjustment Act of 1974, the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act of 1967, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the
Civil Rights Act of 1991, and all civil rights laws of the State of
Colorado. Accordingly, equal opportunity of employment and admission
shall be extended to all persons and the University shall promote equal
opportunity and treatment through a positive and continuing affirmative
action program. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity is located
in 101 Student Services. In order to assist Colorado State University in
meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities,
women and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to
so identify themselves.


Amy Lyons Santoni

Associate Research Director
Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Program
Colorado State University
A101 Engineering Building
Campus Delivery 1374
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374
Phone: 970-297-0311
FAX: 970-297-4150