Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

A Professional Research Assistant position is available at the Macromolecular Electron Microscopy Shared Resource Facility in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The facility is focused on the application of macromolecular electron microscopy (EM) for structural analysis of biological complexes and on dissemination of the technique to advance biomedical research across the Anschutz Medical School. The responsibilities of this PRA position will include participating in all operations of the EM facility including EM specimen preparation and initial screening, operation of two state-of-the-art electron microscopes, automated EM data collection, and preliminary analysis of EM data. The primary responsibility of the position will be to help new facility users to apply EM to their research. The PRA in this position will provide basic training to new EM users, will set up and facilitate automated data collection and help users with initial EM data analysis. The PRA will also be responsible for managing microscope time booking and billing, and for basic maintenance and oversight of the electron microscopes.

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 Qualifications:
  • A bachelors degree in chemistry, physics, or molecular biology.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some research experience in structural biology (EM or X-ray crystallography) would be a plus, but is not required.
  • A MS degree in chemistry, physics, or molecular biology.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9689

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 - 20085 - SOM-BioChem&Molecular Genetics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Shelly Fortner

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00733967


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