Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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.

Supervision Received:

Daily interaction with the PI and the lab manager.

Supervision Exercised:

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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Minimum Qualifications:

BS in neuroscience or other scientific discipline appropriate to the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

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:
  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 - 20138 - SOM-Anesthesiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 9, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kecia Keliiholokai

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00740914


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