Professional Research Assistant




Professional Research Assistant

Department of Medicine

Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Position Number: 00623665

Nature of Work:

A PRA position is open in Dr. McKee's laboratory in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Our laboratory focuses on pulmonary dendritic cell function. We are investigating the role of innate immune receptors, dendritic cells and macrophages in pulmonary immunity, granulomatous lung disease and tolerance. We are seeking a PRA to assist in experiments with a mouse model of granulomatous lung disease.

Professional Field
  • Pulmonary Dendritic Cell Function

Supervision Received
  • This position will report to Amy McKee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Supervision Exercised
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Example of Work
  • Flow cytometry to characterize lung antigen presenting cells and T cells
  • Mouse handling and treatments (intratracheal and injections, weaning, genotyping)
  • Mouse dissection and tissue processing
  • Cell culture of primary cells and macrophage cells lines
  • Performance of multiplex ELISAs and western blots to quantify cytokines
  • Molecular biology (qPCR, cloning and RNA interference)
  • Interface and communicate effectively with other lab members
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • General ording and assistance in stocking, maintaining lab supplies


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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Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a BS in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Cell biology or Molecular Biology

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills using the English language
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic word processing, spreadsheet, and powerpoint skills
  • Comfort working with laboratory animals (mice)
  • Attention to detail and ability to keep an accurate laboratory notebook
  • Ability to learn quickly and independently

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Experience or training in immunology, flow cytometry and animal handling


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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10376

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 - 20174 - SOM-MED-Clinical Immunology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 20, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Amy McKee

Posting Contact Email: amy.mckee@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00607639

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