Professional Research Assistant

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

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

We seek a highly motivated individual to work as part of a dynamic team to solve challenging biomedical questions using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry techniques. Prospective individuals will join a team leading the field in developing bioanalytical methods towards the analysis of tissue scaffolds in the context of a wide array of disease and bioengineering research.

Working under the direction of the Extracellular Matrix Core Manager and Director, the candidate will assume responsibility for: a) sample preparation and data analysis for mass spectrometry experiments; b) carrying out proteomics analyses for the qualitative and quantitative characterization of complex biological samples (cell cultures and tissues); c) instrumentation quality control; d) communication with collaborators about experimental design and results; e) assisting with preparation of technical reports, publications, and presentations; f) updating computer software as needed. The position requires strong motivation and commitment, analytical skills, attention to details, software & computer capabilities, and places an emphasis on communication and interpersonal skills. The position requires the ability to work independently on multiple projects concurrently while maintaining a high level of quality control. Successful candidates will have a great opportunity for primary authorship on original manuscripts based on their work.

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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  • BS or MS in physical or life sciences. Chemistry, biochemistry, or life sciences preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills are required.
  • The ability to independently solve problems and troubleshoot experiments and instrumentation is required.
  • Experience maintaining good records of research and reporting scientific findings is required.
  • Experience with bench science and analytical instrumentation is required.

Candidate must be proficient with computer operating systems (Windows and/or Mac) and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Proficiency with data analysis software is strongly preferred.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11170

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: Sep 19, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Shelly Fortner

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739491


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