Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
May 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Division of Cardiology has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant to complete work at the Anschutz Medical Campus located in Aurora, CO within the Division of Cardiology and the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT).

Professional Field:

Research position in a molecular cardiology laboratory. Research in the lab focuses on molecular mechanisms of heart failure and fibrosis.

Supervision Received:

The individual hired into this position will report to Dr. Timothy McKinsey, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the CFReT.

Examples of Work Performed:

Duties will involve maintaining a mouse colony, small animal surgery, animal dosing and echocardiographic analysis of cardiac function in rodents.

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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Minimum Requirements
  • A BA/BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or similar, is required. Work will be performed at the Anschutz Medical Campus at Fitzsimons.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Prior experience with rodent echocardiography is required. The individual will be required to accurately record and interpret data, perform basic statistical analyses, and be knowledgeable in word processing and spreadsheets.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. molecular or cellular biology, molecular pharmacology, biochemistry).

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9627

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 - 20169 - SOM-MED-Cardiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 22, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dennis Evans

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00050132


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