Senior Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Neurosurgery

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Position #738066 - Requisition 10888

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The Department of Neurosurgery has an opening for a full time Senior Professional Research Assistant (Laboratory Manager) for a basic science lab interested in the study of epilepsy. Both human tissue and animal models will be used in this laboratory. The Senior PRA will assist in submission, approval, and maintenance of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols as well as consent patients' families to participate in the study. The position will order and track animals and maintain the mouse colony for the laboratory. The Senior PRA will obtain tissue from the operating room and prepare it for experiments, create stock solutions for histology and electrophysiology, perform immunohistochemistry on fixed brain tissue from mice and humans, and assist with brain slice culture maintenance. The position will also be responsible for ordering laboratory supplies and animals and maintaining a clean and orderly lab environment. Duties may also include: • Performing rodent surgeries such as injections of convulsants or viruses or implantation of EEG electrodes. • Analyzing data such as from EEG • Light/confocal microscopy • Helping with slicing of brain tissue (mouse and/or human) for physiology • assisting with brain slice culture preparation

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses.

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.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Position requires master's degree in biological science or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with neuroscience, immunohistochemistry, brain slicing (fresh and/or fixed tissue), and rodent surgeries. An interest in the application of science to medicine would be an added bonus.


Applicants must have a passion for science and must be able to work well independently, given that the PI is 50% clinical. However, a successful candidate must also be able to integrate well into a team, have great organizational and interpersonal skills, great attention to detail, and work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner. Excellent computer skills such as Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint) are essential.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10888

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 - 20335 - SOM-Neurosurgery

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 29, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Estelle Brock

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00738066





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Posted: 8/30/2017
Application Due: 9/21/2017
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