Lab Researcher - Mouse Genetics

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Mouse Genetics
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Laboratory Research
  • Req #: 16919
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Position Summary  

The position is responsible for planning, developing, executing and monitoring testing techniques and investigative procedures under the direction of the Director of the Mouse Genetics Core Facility.  

Essential Duties  

  1. Responsible for careful handling of animals for mouse identification, timed matings, health monitoring and weaning for general colony management.
  2. Performs molecular diagnostics as needed to facilitate colony management decisions.
  3. Responsible for setting up and generating pseudo pregnant recipients, superovulation, mating and harvesting of embryos.  
  4. Updates colony census reports weekly. 
  5. Documents and coordinates animal transfers into and out of facility. 
  6. Oversees supply functions, inventory control, equipment use and maintenance, and animal care and ordering, as needed.
  7. Maintains compliance with all institutional / safety training requirements.
  8. Maintains laboratory records, supplies, samples in an organized manner (such as a laboratory notebook and sample storage record).
  9. Acts a liaison to other department personnel, outside investigators, and vendors.
  10. Performs routine and non-routine tests leading to the successful completion of developed experiments.

Other Duties

Performs all other duties as assigned.


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health. 
  2. Laboratory Knowledge: Demonstrates and understands laboratory testing and methodology.
  3. Decision Quality: Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement.   Sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  4. Adaptability: Maintains effectiveness in the midst of change in work responsibilities or environment, requirements ambiguity, or stress.
  5. Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.
  6. Informing/Communicating: Conveys ideas, responses, or instructions effectively, appropriately, and persuasively through writing or speech.
  7. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with principal investigators and members of their laboratories as well as other core facility colleagues to achieve shared goals.  Treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others. 
  8. Drive for Excellence: Consistently meets performance expectations, ensures that accurate, objective, and timely measures of quality are made and used.
  9. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility   





Core Values    

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications


  1. Education: BS /BA Degree required.
  2. Work Experience: 2 years of laboratory experience required. A Master’s Degree and laboratory experience may be substituted for the required 2 years of work experience. Experience with animal husbandry and molecular biology is preferable
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: None


Salary Range: $21.00 - $25.00



At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.

With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan



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