The Velotta Lab is based at the University of Denver, in the mile high city, Denver, Colorado. We love being in the mountains, near the environments we study. We are group of evolutionary biologists studying how animals adapt to some of the most extreme environments on earth. Our research blends physiology, genomics, and evolutionary biology.
The Velotta Lab at the University of Denver is seeking a motivated research technician for Summer 2021 (8-10 weeks) to assist in a variety of projects aimed at understanding the genetic and physiological basis of adaptation to extreme high-altitude environments in the Rockies. We use the North American deer mouse as a model system, since they are broadly distributed across altitude.
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The technician will be responsible for helping with live trapping of deer mice at several sites ranging from Denver to 14,000 ft above sea level, field necropsy and tissue collection, gear maintenance, and laboratory work involving DNA/RNA extraction, hormone assays, blood collection and analysis, and/or histological analysis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
o The technician will work with the PI to overcome any obstacles encountered during fieldwork and laboratory work
o The ability to work as part of a team is required
3. Digital Technology
o Basic use of e-mail, Microsoft Word and Excel are required
4. Professionalism/Work Ethic
o Personal and professional work ethic is critical for research. We will work together to ensure ethical standards are met
5. Career Management
o The PI encourages discussion of future career goals and opportunities
6. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
o The Velotta Lab is committed to fostering a diverse work environment. We aim to provide a safe, equitable, and inclusive place to work through deliberate actions, and to respect every individual’s unique needs and learning/working styles.
Compensation and Benefits
Students will be paid $15/hr with the opportunity for yearly increases, dependent on performance.
In compliance with Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), non-benefited employees accrue one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of 48 hours per year
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