Biobank PRA

Aurora, CO
Aug 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Biobank

Biobank PRA

A full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA) position is available in the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Biobank in the Division of Biomedical Informatics & Personalized Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver.

The PRA will be involved in various laboratory procedures including analysis of clinical and research samples by molecular biology methods. This position will involve testing of human blood samples for genetic changes in a clinical laboratory environment.

The PRA's duties will include a variety of laboratory functions, including but not limited to specimen management, DNA extraction, various molecular assays including microarray, data analysis, assay result interpretation, and proper maintenance and management of laboratory records.

The PRA will also participate in quality control/quality assurance activities, as well as general lab duties such as reagent lot validation and inventory management. The PRA will also be assigned various laboratory maintenance projects.

The laboratory operates in compliance with CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) standards and is inspected by CAP (College of American Pathologists). As such, the candidate should have knowledge of the requirements for working in a clinical laboratory environment, and any previous experience in a clinical laboratory, ISO certified laboratory or laboratory carrying other certifications is preferred.


Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

BA / BS degree or above, with a minimum of two years of molecular biology laboratory experience, and a solid theoretical understanding of molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid isolation and PCR techniques / genotyping.

Desired Qualifications:

Reliable, punctual, and motivated in his or her work. Attention to details, diligence in data recording/documentation, strict adherence to established assay protocols and laboratory policies/procedures, strong organizational skills.

Training in biochemistry, molecular biology, and / or genetics with a theoretical understanding and experience in interpretation of molecular assay results.

Experience in meeting CLIA and CAP standards / requirements. Applicants with previous experience in a CLIA-certified setting, or with clinical laboratory credentials such as MB, ASCP are encouraged to apply.

Previous biobank or high-throughput laboratory experience a plus.

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10531

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: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 21637 - ADM-VCHA-BIPM DNA Bank

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Donna Brown

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735583


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