Professional Research Assistant

Location
Aurora, CO
Posted
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

A research technician position is available starting Fall 2017 for a technician in the Tucker Lab at the University of Colorado Medical School (UC Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus). This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate interested in grad school, who has some prior lab experience. The lab is interested in developing new technologies in optogenetics (controlling protein activities with light). The position includes general lab management duties (supervising undergraduate assistants, ordering, meeting basic lab needs) as well as work on research projects that include cloning and PCR, protein design, western blotting, microscopy, mammalian cell culture, and a variety of molecular and cell biology techniques

The position includes general lab management duties (supervising undergraduate assistants, ordering, meeting basic lab needs) as well as work on research projects that include cloning and PCR, protein design, western blotting, microscopy and live cell imaging, mammalian cell culture, and a variety of molecular and cell biology techniques.

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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Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



Science background, lab experience, troubleshooting skills.

Minimum Requirements:



BS/BA in science field and related lab experience

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have a biology background, be a strong scientific/critical thinker, have good organizational and communication skills, be able to troubleshoot experiments independently, and have good attention to detail. Good position for recent undergraduate interested in gaining research experience before going to graduate or med school.


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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11255

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 - 20120 - SOM - Pharmacology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 26, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Orsund

Posting Contact Email: jennifer.orsund@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00631583

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