Professional Research Assistant
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Pediatrics - Section of Neurology
Professional Research Assistant
Position #605447 - Requisition #14018
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
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The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a PRA to join the Behavior and In Vivo Neurophysiology Core (BINC). This full-time position is responsible for: helping with the daily functions of the core, such as brain surgery in rodents and video-EEG recordings. The PRA will also be responsible for maintenance of the recording cables, computers, swivels and recording cages. This position is full time, and is located at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The successful candidate will assist Dr. Raol in operating the Core, with the goal of becoming autonomous and able to independently perform experiments in mice and rats for the core.
Example of Work:
- Perform stereotactic guided implantation of electrodes and drug delivery in the rodent brain
- Set-up video-EEG monitoring instruments to record rats and mice
- Connect rats and mice for video-EEG recording
- Routinely evaluate electrode and EEG quality of ongoing video-EEG recording, and back-up data
- Train Core users in stereotactic guided surgeries and video-EEG monitoring
- Core management duties include ordering laboratory supplies, tracking of orders and expenses, maintaining inventory, ensuring compliance with university policies.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
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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- B.S. or B.A. degree in neuroscience, biology, bioengineering, veterinary science or a closely related field.
Condition of Employment:
- Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Comfortable handling live mice and rats.
- Applicants should be well organized, reliable, independent, and possess considerable attention to detail skills.
- Experience working with rats or mice.
- Experience with electrode implantation or other stereotaxic procedures and/or video-EEG monitoring, and electrophysiology.
- Experience with in vivo animal models.
Diversity and Equity:
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.
Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Required Application Materials: When applying at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. Questions should be directed to Yogendra.Raol@ucdenver.edu
Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: - Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20947 - SOM-PEDS Neurology-GenOps
Posting Date: Jul 6, 2018
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Yogendra Raol
Posting Contact Email: Yogendra.Raol@ucdenver.edu
Position Number: 00605447