Professional Research Assistant
University of Colorado - School of Medicine
Professional Research Assistant
Nature of Work:
The research project investigates the mechanisms of brain injury, repair and plasticity following experimental stroke, cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. The PRA will perform small animal surgeries in support of the ongoing ischemia research. The PRA will also be responsible for tissue collections and maintaining transgenic/mutant mouse lines for the Neuronal Injury Program in the Department of Anesthesiology. The candidate should have experience in neuroscience or related field; experience with small animal surgery or fine dissections is highly valued. This position will work in a collaborative team environment.
Daily interaction with the PI and the lab manager.
Coordinate work with other departmental personnel as needed.
Examples of Work Performed:
This job entails small animal surgery, animal handling and behavior, genotyping by PCR, mouse colony maintenance and careful record keeping. In addition, the PRA will be involved in updating and formulating animal protocols. Other duties as directed by supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The applicant should have experience small animal handling and surgical experience is preferred. Experience with techniques in molecular and cell biology and microscopy are useful. Excellent record keeping ability, communication skills, and ability to work independently.
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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BS in neuroscience or other scientific discipline appropriate to the job.
Experience with animal handling preferred.
Experience with microscopy 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: 12605
When applying, applicants must include:
- A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
- A current Resume/CV
- 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 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 - 20138 - SOM-Anesthesiology
Posting Date: Feb 9, 2018
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Kecia Keliiholokai
Posting Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Number: 00740914