Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The candidate will work as a Professional Research Assistant in the iC42 Toxicology Laboratory in the Department of Anesthesiology. iC42 Toxicology is a state-of-the art clinical mass spectrometry facility and carries out clinical toxicology screening, drug-of-abuse analytics and therapeutic drug monitoring for pain medications.


The candidate will report to Laboratory Director and iC42 Toxicology's Laboratory Manager, who will also provide mentorship.


The candidate's work will include but will not be limited to:
  • Sample receipt and management
  • Sample preparation
  • Analytics (HPLC, LC/mass spectrometry)
  • HPLC and LC-MS assay development and validation
  • Maintenance of the analytical instrumentation
  • Maintenance of a regulatory compliant clinical laboratory environment
  • Data analysis
  • Data management
  • Quality control
  • Assistance in the preparation of reports
  • Preparation and management of documentation

Training in all above-mentioned technologies will be provided. It is expected that work hours will be flexible and will include 6.00 a.m. start of the work day and working on week-ends.

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.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement is a B.S. degree or equivalent in biology/ microbiology/ chemistry/ biochemistry or a related field.

Preferred Qualifcations:

  • Previous experience in the above-mentioned technologies and assays and/or in a toxicology or clinical laboratory will be desirable.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9195

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. 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 be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

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 - 20138 - SOM-Anesthesiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 17, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kecia Keliiholokai

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732704


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