Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes is searching for a full time Professional Research Assistant who will manage mouse colonies and mouse experiments, as well as laboratory management and assistance in cell culture and molecular biology techniques. The area of research is in mouse models and molecular studies of thyroid cancer and thyroid disease.

The ultimate supervisor for this position is Bryan Haugen, MD. There will also be collaborative supervision on a daily basis from members of the research group including faculty and postdoctoral trainees.

The PRA will have no direct supervision responsibilities of personnel. This PRA will be responsible for teaching excellent mouse handling, injection, treatment and dissection techniques to trainees who rotate through the research group. The PRA will also work with individuals as laboratory manager to ensure smooth operation of the laboratory (ordering, compliance, etc).

The PRA will manage transgenic mouse colonies and breeding, tumor injection into xenograft mouse models (flank, orthotopic and metastatic - intracardiac), monitoring of mice on therapies and mouse dissection. The PRA will assist faculty members and trainees to carry out mouse experiments in the thyroid tumor research group. The PRA will also assist with other laboratory procedures as needed, as well as overall laboratory management overseeing laboratory ordering and management of compliance issues.

The successful applicant should be motivated, interested in cancer biology and able to work semi-independently to manage transgenic mouse colonies and monitor mice for tumor growth. The successful applicant should also have good organizational skills as a laboratory manager.

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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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:

The candidate should have a Bachelors of Science degree in the Biological Sciences or Biochemistry. The successful applicant will have experience with mice and must be familiar with Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

Extensive experience in research using mice including breeding, genotyping, oral gavage, i.p. injections, tail vein injections and tumor cell injections in xenograft models. Experience with IVIS imaging is helpful. Previous experience in laboratory organization and management is helpful.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10281

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 - 20184 - SOM-MED-Endocrinology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sabrina Ferguson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00622141


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