Professional Research Assistant
University of Colorado - School of Medicine
Professional Research Assistant
The Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases seeks a full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA) in the laboratory of J. David Beckham, M.D. The Beckham lab is funded by Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and the NIH and broadly studies flavivirus infections in the nervous system including West Nile virus and Zika virus. Currently, the laboratory focuses on Zika virus RNA and host protein interactions, Zika virus RNA structure and function, the immune response to Zika virus in a pregnant mouse model of vertical transmission, and the role of synuclein expression in the inhibition of virus infections in the central nervous system.
This is a full time position located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO. Work performed in this role will primarily consist of breeding, maintaining, and performing mouse experiments using experimental virus infections. The qualified applicant will also be expected to learn procedures to make primary neuronal cultures from neonatal mice.
Processing of cell culture and mouse CNS tissue for analysis using techniques such as western blot, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry and immunoprecipitation assays. Multiple additional techniques will be required as needed such as extraction, amplification and analysis of nucleic acids and cloning and synthesis of recombinant proteins. Routine lab maintenance activities will also be required. This position requires work in Biosafety Level 2+ and Biosafety Level 3 facilities and will require development of proficiency in a biocontainment laboratory.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.
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- Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology or
- Laboratory experience with tissue culture and/or mouse handling is required
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
Application Materials Instructions:
Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9194
When applying, applicants must include:
- A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
- A current Resume/CV
- The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20204 - SOM-MED-Infectious Disease
Posting Date: Apr 17, 2017
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Michael Durbin
Posting Contact Email: email@example.com
Position Number: 00626365