Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

This position reports directly to a PI in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension and is responsible for designing and conducting experiments to explore mechanisms of kidney inflammation in injury. This work will entail the production of recombinant proteins, the study of protein-protein interactions, and in vivo models of kidney disease. The overall goal of these experiments is to develop novel therapies for preventing tissue inflammation. Analysis of the experiments will include biochemical assays, flow cytometry, histologic analysis.

Duties include but are not limited to:


Animal models of renal disease

Conduct experiments using animal models of glomerulonephritis

Examine histologic and physiologic outcomes

Immunohistochemical analysis of tissues

Detailed analysis and recording of results


Generation and characterization of recombinant proteins

Protein production

Evaluation of protein-protein interactions

In vitro biochemical and cell culture assays, flow cytometry


Examination of experimental samples

Tissue processing

Histologic analysis

Immunofluorescence microscopy


General laboratory support

Maintenance of animal colony

Assist with laboratory upkeep and supply ordering

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:

  • Bachelor of Science or a higher degree.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with cell culture, molecular biology, and biochemical techniques.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, cell culture. Good organizational skills are essential.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10380

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 - 20224 - SOM-MED-Renal General

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 20, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Betsy Pike, Human Resources Professional, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00638550


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