Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado - School of Dental Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

Seeking a full-time, Professional Research Assistant (PRA) to join a research laboratory within the Department of Craniofacial Biology, School of Dental Medicine. The successful candidate will contribute to projects exploring the molecular and cellular regulation of mammalian craniofacial development. The laboratory utilizes an array of complementary approaches such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, BRET assays and histology to understand changes observed in both mouse and zebrafish models. The goal of these studies is to ultimately provide therapeutic directions aimed at enhanced treatment of human birth defects.

The PRA will perform a variety of experiments, including cloning, mouse and zebrafish genotyping by PCR and analysis of gene expression in vivo and in vitro. The PRA will also be responsible for preparing personal and common solutions and working with other to maintain laboratory databases and to place laboratory orders. Other duties will be as assigned.

The PRA should be highly motivated and able to work independently, but cooperatively, within a research laboratory environment. The position requires exceptional organizational skills, record-keeping abilities and attention to detail. The PRA should be able to clearly and effectively communicate with the research team and is expected to fully participate in laboratory meetings.

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:

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of relevant laboratory research experience. That experience must include working with mice, including animal husbandary and genotyping. Experience with molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with zebrafish is preferred.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10089

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 - 20425 - SDM-Craniofacial Biology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 10, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Laurine Szymanski

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00678741


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