Laboratory Science Professional (Open Rank: Entry – Senior)

(Ref#: 33585)

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

  • Lab Technician
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The Laboratory of Virus Host Dialogue (Viralogue lab: in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology is seeking to hire a senior laboratory science professional. The position will report directly to the PI (Sidd Krishnamurthy) involve both maintaining and creating laboratory infrastructure and has reserved time (approximately 50%) to contribute to other aspects of the lab’s research, such as innovating new tools/techniques, completing projects or conducting experiments in collaboration with other members in the group. The research component can be structured flexibly to match the chosen candidate’s background, interests, and skills. This would be an excellent position for someone who enjoys working in a lab, conducting experiments, and has a strong interest in a longer-term position. People who have prior experience handling mice are preferred.

The mission of the Viralogue lab is to leverage the interplay between viral elements and the enteric environment to better human health. To do this, we use mouse models, integrating techniques from mucosal immunology, molecular virology and computational genetics to understand 1) how the endogenous virome of the intestine influences exogenous viral infection, 2) how intestinal viruses evade antiviral strategies and 3) how subversion of intestinal defenses changes the host tropism potential of individual viruses. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn and innovate with a diversity of techniques, in both leading and supporting projects.

  • Key Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain mouse colony (coordinating weaning, breeding, and crosses).
  2. Maintain Inventory of lab consumables, including ensuring reagents are stocked and reordered when necessary.
  3. Maintaining common lab equipment and ensuring all lab members have access.
  4. Building working relationships with IACUC and EH&S staff to facilitate inspections, and updating the lab’s IACUC protocols, training documentation, SOPs, and EH&S compliance documentation.
  5. Designing and performing experiments and analyzing data from those experiments, experimental techniques range from mouse infections/dissections, flow cytometry, nucleic acid isolation, qPCR/RNA-sequencing, genetic manipulation of viruses and in vitro cell culture.
  6. Attending regular lab and departmental meetings

Education Requirement:
B.S. or M.S,

Why Join Us:

The Viralogue lab is a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary laboratory that believes that combining different perspectives on the question of intestinal antiviral immunity can evolve new breakthroughs. People who are excited in working in a diverse, collaborative, team science environment, with a large opportunity to grow as a scientist, collaborator and community member should apply.

The Department of Immunology and Microbiology encompasses a broad range of research and teaching activities focused on basic mechanisms of host immune responses, viral and bacterial pathogenesis, and the intersection of these two fields. Working in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology offers the opportunity of professional growth in a vibrant academic and scientific environment.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Main Campus
Immunology and Microbiology
2800 E 19th Ave
Aurora , CO 80045
Siddharth Krishnamurthy, PhD