Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The PRA will be involved in various laboratory procedures including analysis of research samples by molecular biology methods. This position may involve testing of human blood samples for genetic changes in a research laboratory environment. The PRA will be responsible for independently planning and performing experiments based on scientific theory in support of the PI's research projects related to studying the genetics and function of immune cells. The PRA's duties will include a variety of laboratory functions, including but not limited to development of state of the art DNA sequencing procedures, PCR, DNA cloning, flow cytometry, cell culture and cellular assays. The successful candidate will be expected to perform data handling, assay interpretation, and perform and develop analyses using multiple bioinformatics approaches. There will be an expectation to perform and troubleshoot experiments independently. The PRA will maintain meticulous records and backups, develop and maintain familiarity with the relevant literature, and assist with general laboratory management tasks.

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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BA / BS degree or above, with a minimum of two years of molecular biology laboratory experience, and a solid theoretical understanding of molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid isolation and PCR methods, preparation of high-throughput sequencing experiments, as well as cell culture techniques. Experience using R and/or bash scripting in a Linux environment.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 12791

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 - 21533 - SOM-MED-BIOMED

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 15, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Aileen Sanders

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00743701





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Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 7/14/2018
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