Professional Research Asst

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Immunology and Microbiology

Professional Research Assistant

Position #694683- Requisition 14132

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.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Job Summary:

A Professional Research Assistant (PRA) position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rosemary Rochford of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz. The laboratory studies malaria and immunity to EBV. The PRA will assist in studies that use a mouse model to develop anti-malaria drugs. The successful candidate for this position will be detail-oriented, organized, able to work independently as well as under supervision or in a team, and capable of learning several routine methodologies.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Provide general support to laboratory staff and PI.
  • Maintain the laboratory and equipment in working and clean conditions.
  • Maintain laboratory compliance to safety regulations.
  • Collects, accurately records and analyzes data in conjunction with other research staff.
  • Isolate human RBC and WBC from blood.
  • Perform phlebotomy
  • Measure levels of red blood cells in mice.
  • Use, care and maintenance of animals.
  • Perform flow cytometric analyses
  • Perform ELISA assays.
  • Perform PCR analyses.
  • Perform microscopic analyses.
  • Order reagents and materials and oversee inventory.
  • Maintains laboratory records, supplies, samples in an organized manner.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS or BA degree in biology or related fields

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience and background in molecular biology, cellular immunology and animal models are highly desired.
  • A minimum of 6 months work experience in a research lab

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.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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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:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3-5 professional references which can be included on your resume/CV.

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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immeditely and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21577 - SOM-Immunology Microbiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 12, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Thomas Shallow

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00694683





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Job No:
Posted: 7/13/2018
Application Due: 8/15/2018
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