National Jewish Health, a world leader in respiratory research, in Denver, CO invites applications for a Senior Researcher under the mentorship of Dr. Anthony N. Gerber. This position is focused on genetics and genomics of lung disease, with active projects directed at understanding pharmacogenomics and environmental risk in asthma, and the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in relationship to MUC5B regulation. Experimental approaches include deep sequencing based methods, such as PRO-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, and MicroC, bioinformatics analysis, and functional genomics.
Position Summary Performs on a very independent basis all phases of experimental investigations. Develops and completes scientific projects on own merit. Presents data in a formal setting.
Leads the work of co-workers providing effective communication, direction, guidance and resources as appropriate.
Plans, develops, operates, records, collaborates and reports on major research projects on a very independent basis.
Writes and reviews manuscripts for publication. Receives acknowledgements on outside publications.
Reviews and/or writes grants submitted for funding.
Presents data in a formal setting such as national / regional meetings. Submits abstracts for these presentations.
Demonstrates advanced proficiency in data analysis, statistical tabulations and data preparation for presentation.
Acts as technical advisor to laboratory technical, support and auxiliary staff.
Attends seminars, meetings, and reads publications relevant to project development and completion.
Plans, develops and oversees projects carried out by graduate students on rotation, summer students or other temporary laboratory personnel.
Oversees laboratory functions during the absence of the primary investigator.
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.
Laboratory Knowledge: Demonstrates and understands laboratory testing and methodology.
Decision Quality: Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement. Sought out by others for advice and solutions.
Adaptability: Maintains effectiveness in the midst of change in work responsibilities or environment, requirements ambiguity, or stress.
Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.
Informing and Communicating: Conveys ideas, responses, or instructions effectively, 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 completing assignments.
Drive for Excellence: Consistently meets performance expectations, ensures that accurate, objective, and timely measures of quality are made and used.
Innovation Management: Identifies key trends, opportunities, and organizational capabilities that would bring competitive advantage to the organization. Sees trends before others and integrates concepts in a unique way.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility None
Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Salary Range: $70,000 - $85,000
Benefits 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
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
Education: Bachelors of Science degree in related field required.
Work Experience: A minimum of six (6) years of progressively technical experience in general laboratory methodologies required. A Masters degree in a related field will suffice for two (2) years experience. A Ph.D. in a related field will suffice for four (4) years experience.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure: None
Some call it a career. For us, it's a calling.
As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. If you believe in working for an organization where Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team!
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 which include: Medical Plans, Dental Plans, Vision Insurance, Retirement Plan, FSA and HSA, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, Accident Insurance, Critical Care, Hospital Indemnity, Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off, Wellness Program, and Legal Plan
National Jewish Health is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution and is a longstandin...g cornerstone in the Denver healthcare community. National Jewish Health seeks to attract the best-qualified candidates who support the mission, vision and values of the Institution and those who respect and promote excellence through diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, marital, familial or parental status, genetic information, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected classification. We are a tobacco and fragrance free environment.