Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Jan 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


(Lung SPORE Tissue Bank and Biomarkers Core PRA)

Pathology, SOM

Nature of Work

PRA level with special requirements for handling of biological tissue and fluid specimens and clinical and research data for ongoing research projects in the Tissue Bank and Biomarkers Core of the Colorado Lung SPORE

Professional Field

PRA in research setting

Supervision Received

Daniel Merrick, Adrie van Bokhoven

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Work Performed
  • Collection and processing of tissue and fluid samples from clinic and surgical procedures.
  • Annotation of collection characteristics for collected materials.
  • Physical and digital inventory management
  • Data collection and management from clinical and research sources
  • Tissue analysis and distribution for research projects
  • Nucleic acid isolation
  • Histology

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

The successful candidate will have at minimum a BA/BS and preferably additional training or experience in the handling of biological specimens and patient related research.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Candidate must display the capacity for complex problem solving and the ability to retain advanced instructions in a clinical and laboratory setting. Working experience with tissue and body fluid specimen, HIPAA regulations and patient related research, Microsoft operating systems, and data entry is essential. The ability to navigate stairs and lift 40 lbs is required.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11774

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 - 20112 - SOM-Pathology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 13, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Joe Wozniak

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00602197


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