Professional Research Assistant
University of Colorado - School of Medicine
Professional Research Assistant - The study of IL-37 in Tumor Immunology
The Fujita lab in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine is seeking a Professional Research Assistant to aid in studying the role of IL-37 in tumor immunology. IL-37 is a homolog of the IL-1 cytokine family. We have found that IL-37 is an inhibitor of innate immunity and an inhibitor of adaptive immunity (Luo et at., PNAS 2014; Li et al., PNAS 2015; Chen et al., Cytokine 2015; Dinarello et al., EJI 2016).
Our current efforts are directed at understanding the mechanisms of action of IL-37 in dendritic cells, T cells and B cells. The Fujita lab, also, studies tumor inflammation, cancer stem cells, and tumor heterogeneity in melanoma.
We seek a highly motivated individual with a bachelor's degree in biology, molecular cellular biology, biochemistry, or related discipline. A strong understanding of immunology is a plus. The duties of this position include but are not limited to: tissue culture of mammalian cells; basic molecular biology techniques such as RT-PCR, RNA extraction and cDNA preparation, transfection, and western blotting, flow cytometry, and animal work.
Dr. Fujita's laboratory is supported by NIH (NCI) R01 and VA Merit Award.
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- Graduation from an accredited college or university with Bachelor's degree in one of these fields of study:, Biology, Molecular biology, biochemistry or other related discipline
- Minimum of 3 year(s) lab experience with a strong background in cell biology and immunology.
- Experience in working with small animal models.
- Prior successful working experience using a wide range of molecular and cellular biology techniques.
- Ability to handle and process detail-oriented documentation and meet designated research deadlines.
- Excellent in writing, reading and communicating in English.
- Must be team-oriented, flexible, and able to communicate with others.
- Computer software, equipment operation, or research technical skills.
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Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9696
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Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20143 - SOM-Dermatology
Posting Date: May 26, 2017
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Joanne Domenico
Posting Contact Email: email@example.com
Position Number: 00726820