Professional Research Assistant

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


Professional Research Assistant

Professional Research Assistant

Department of Physiology

Position Number: 00658679

Nature of Work:

A Professional Research Assistant position is available immediately in the Proenza lab in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus seeks creative, independent and motivated research scientists for NIH-funded projects to study cardiac pacemaking and HCN channel biophysics.

Projects in the lab include understanding the responses of the sinoatrial node to physiological challenges such as aging, disease and exercise training, identification of novel HCN4 channel regulators, and delineation of signaling microdomains in sinoatrial myocytes. Major techniques include patch clamp electrophysiology, biochemistry and proteomics, and computational modeling.

Professional Field:
  • Molecular Physiology of Cardiac Pacemaking

Supervision Received:
  • The individual will report directly to Dr. Cathy Proenza.

Supervision Exercised:
  • This position may supervise students in the future.

Example of Work:
  • Contribute to experimental design, data acquisition and analysis
  • Troubleshoot protocols and equipment and contribute to development of new techniques
  • Microsurgery and cell culture
  • Mouse husbandry, ordering, reagent preparation

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:
  • A BA in neuroscience, psychology, biology, engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution is required
  • Must be willing and able to work with mice

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Fast learner with good hands and excellent organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, creative problem solver
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (fluent in written and spoken English)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MA in neuroscience, psychology, biology, engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Expertise in one of the following areas strongly preferred: patch clamp electrophysiology, biochemistry and proteomics, FRET, Ca2+ imaging.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11259

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 - 20127 - SOM - Physiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 26, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Cathy Proenza

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00658679


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