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Continuing Education Laboratory Coordinator, Translational Medicine Institute

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Adult and Continuing Education Programs
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 202101124AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Prof/Indiv Contrib III

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$53,000 - $62,500

Employee Benefits

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

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 new initiative housed in a 130,000 sq. ft. building that opened in December 2018. This facility will have 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.

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+ CE 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 Assistants, CE Lab Support and student/non-student hourly employees and volunteers.

We're seeking a motivated, intelligent, responsible, customer-centric and skilled technician to organize and coordinate the CE Teaching Laboratories located in the Translational Medicine Institute. General responsibilities include equipment knowledge, maintenance and management, scheduling hands-on procedural and surgical laboratories within the various groups utilizing the Teaching Laboratories (including small animal and equine) and oversight of CE Teaching Lab personnel. This position is permitted to participate in technician-level CE as a paid instructor when needed. This position will report to the Senior Manager of CE, but will work closely with all TMI Unit personnel, the faculty delivering the labs and supporting vendors / sponsors. Important skill sets will include organization, attention to detail, personnel management, animal use oversight and written and oral communication.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science in a related field
  • 3 years minimum of demonstrated experience working in the veterinary medical field performing many of the essential job duties required for this position
  • Proven ability to coordinate others and work well with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and respond to changing deadlines and priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and take initiative
  • Ability to work for and with a diverse range of managers and team members
  • Strong computer skills:
    • Word
    • Excel/Spreadsheets
    • Outlook
  • Experience in veterinary anesthesia
  • Experience handling small/large animals (horses, pigs, and dogs)
  • Willingness to work with animal and human cadavers
  • Willingness/ ability to work after hours or weekends as continuing education courses dictate
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience in higher education.
Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Job Duty Category: Laboratory Coordination

  • Assure the Teaching laboratory is running efficiently and effectively
  • Develop and maintain a general understanding and trouble-shooting capability of all equipment used in labs (including products provided by external vendors)
  • Coordinate or direct the coordination of laboratory schedules with the preclinical surgical research laboratory, equine research group, anesthesia and imaging groups
  • Execute or direct the execution of:
    • IACUC protocols, animal use, and research projects
    • Animal/specimen procurement
    • Equipment and supply procurement
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Lab personnel training
    • Coordinating anesthesia as needed for specific courses
  • Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with equipment representatives
  • Cadaver procurement/management (including organization of cooler and freezer areas for CE)
  • Assist in budget development related to the teaching laboratory
  • Independently handle partner training/education events such as Arthrex training days, Storz training days, etc.
Percentage Of Time: 90

Job Duty Category: Supervising

  • Hire and supervise/direct CE Lab staff
  • Coordination or direct the coordination of CE Lab personnel scheduling during and between CE courses such that courses are fully prepared for efficient and effective delivery
Percentage Of Time: 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses the minimum qualifications, a resume/CV, and the names of three references along with their contact information.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on October 25, 2021 to receive full consideration.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Special Requirements/Other - Willingness/ability to work after hours or weekends as continuing education courses dictate

Search Contact
Cheryl Webb,

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.

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. 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.

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