Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

Nature of Work and Professional Field:

The primary duties of this full time Professional Research Assistant position will be to perform molecular biology and biochemistry experiments designed to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing. Review of applicants will begin as soon as possible and terminate as the position is filled. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Supervision Received:

The Professional Research Assistant will work under the close supervision of the PI or other senior members of the lab.

Supervision Exercised:

After an initial training period, the Professional Research Assistant will work independently on his/her own project investigating aspects of the molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing and also aid other laboratory personnel with experimentation, as needed.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Molecular biology experiments including sub-cloning and mutagenesis
  • Protein and/or RNA expression, purification, and crystallization
  • Biochemical and biophysical analyses of protein/protein interaction and/or enzyme function
  • Yeast genetic experiments to study the function of the gene of interest
  • Mammalian cell culture experiments
  • Assistance in basic operation of lab, including preparation of solutions, ordering of supplies and equipment, and autoclaving material
  • Assistance with analysis of data and preparation of figures for publication

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Good understanding of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry


Minimum Requirements:

BS/BA in molecular biology/biochemistry/chemistry or a related field, or equivalent experience as designated by the appointing authority.

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, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10718

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 - 20085 - SOM-BioChem&Molecular Genetics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 14, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Shelly Fortner

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00736999


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