Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Sep 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Professional Research Assistant

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Nature of Work:

This position entails performing miRNA arrays from patient serum, confirmatory RT-PCR, data analysis and patient clinical information entry into RedCap. This position also requires molecular analysis of animal and human tissue. In addition, the candidate will be expected to diagnose and problem solve as it relates to the research project; and collaboration with other PRAs, Sr. PRAs, and post docs in the lab.

Professional Field:

A baccalaureate degree or equivalent training in an appropriate field is also required (biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology or similar)

Supervision Received:

From the Principal investigator and Lab Administrator

Supervision Exercised:


Example of Work Performed:

The successful candidate for this position will prepare samples for miRNA arrays, perform arrays and analyze data. The candidate will also perform confirmatory RT-PCR. This PRA will also be required to enter patient clinical information into RedCap. Also, this PRA may be assessing the biochemical and pharmacologic characteristics of explanted human or animal hearts utilizing biochemical and molecular measurements. Other qualifications include, but are not limited to: attention to detail, ability to write scientific reports, IRB protocol maintenance, RT-PCR experiments, and database management. This is a part-time position and working hours are restricted to 6 PM - 10 PM weekdays and/or weekends.

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 Requirements:

Requirements include a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. molecular or cellular biology, molecular pharmacology, biochemistry). Work will be performed primarily at the Anschutz Medical Campus at Fitzsimons.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Other qualifications include, but are not limited to: attention to detail, ability to write scientific reports, IRB protocol maintenance, and database management.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11166

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 - 20169 - SOM-MED-Cardiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 19, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dennis Evans

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00050334


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