Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

Full-time research position in the laboratory of Kristi Kuhn, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. Our research focuses upon how the microbiome develops the intestinal mucosa and influences systemic immune responses. We are particularly interested in these processes with relevance to autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, spondyloarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Job responsibilities include breeding and maintaining mouse colonies, mouse modeling of human disease, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, tissue culture, RNA isolation and qPCR, and immune assays such as ELISAs and Western blots.

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.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in biology, microbiology or relevant scientific field
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Meticulous record keeping
  • Communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with mouse handling
  • Experience in laboratory techniques such as histology, RNA, immune assays, flow cytometry

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. We hope to fill the position by July 1st.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9800

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 - 20229 - SOM-MED-Rheumatology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 5, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Carissa Figal

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00675774


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