Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
May 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

Nature of Work:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to function as a full time professional research assistant or senior PRA, to better understand pigment cell related diseases, and ultimately to develop treatment for them. The selected candidate will perform various experiments with mice and cultures of mammalian cells, including iPSC cultures.

Professional Field:

Cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology.

Supervision Received:

The candidate will be supervised by the PI and co-Investigator on the projects. This includes hands-on training, trouble-shooting of experiments, and research direction. It is expected that the candidate will learn to design, perform, and trouble-shoot recurring experiments with minimal supervision.

Supervision Exercised:

The candidate might be expected to supervise summer students.

Examples of Work Performed:

Culture of mammalian cells; experiments with mice; basic molecular biology techniques including RT-PCR, cDNA preparation, transfection of mammalian cells; analysis of mRNA and protein expression; immunohistochemistry; antibody staining for flow cytometry; cell proliferation and apoptosis assays; basic and advanced microscopic analysis.

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 Requirements:

B.S. in the biological sciences and previous laboratory experiences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The candidate should have formal training in the biological sciences (B.S. or M.S.), with at least two years of laboratory experience in a related field, especially experiences with mice. The candidate should also be well-organized, and reliable, and have the ability to work independently and in a team setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Questions should be directed to Yiqun Shellman at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9694

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 - 20143 - SOM-Dermatology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 26, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Yiqun Shellman

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00709024


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