Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

A Professional Research Assistant (PRA) full-time position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Cara Wilson, Division of Infectious Diseases. Our research group focuses on understanding HIV-1 pathogenesis and we use both clinical samples and in vitro cell models to better understand how HIV-1 alters the function of various immune cells. The successful candidate will be a productive member of the research team and will participate in multiple research projects. Flexible work hours, including infrequent evening or weekend, may be required. The employee will be working closely with the principle investigator and with senior and junior laboratory members and should be able to work independently and as a member of a team. This position requires work in Biosafety Level 2+ facilities and will require development of proficiency in a biocontainment laboratory.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Processing of human intestinal tissue samples and blood samples.
  • Cell culture experiments using human tissue and blood samples.
  • Experimental virus infections.
  • Multicolor flow cytometry, ELISAs.
  • Immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry.
  • Viral and bacterial propagation.
  • Review, develop and implement new or modified protocols and trouble-shoot or problem-solve as related to the research project.
  • Prepare data for discussion and presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses.

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 Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A in Immunology, Biology, Virology or related Medical Background
  • Some laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with cell culture and multi-color flow cytometry.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Work independently.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10287

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 - 20204 - SOM-MED-Infectious Disease

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 13, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Michael Durbin

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00675345


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