Professional Research Asst

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Asssistant

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.

A research technician position is available starting Summer 2018 for a technician in the Tucker Lab at the University of Colorado Medical School (UC Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus). This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate interested in grad school, who has some prior lab experience. The lab is interested in developing new technologies in optogenetics (controlling protein activities with light). The position includes general lab management duties (supervising undergraduate assistants, ordering, meeting basic lab needs) as well as work on research projects that include cloning and PCR, protein design, western blotting, microscopy, mammalian cell culture, and a variety of molecular and cell biology techniques


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Science background, lab experience, troubleshooting skills.

Minimum Requirements

BS/BA in science field and related lab experience

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have a biology background, be a strong scientific/critical thinker, have good organizational and communication skills, be able to troubleshoot experiments independently, and have good attention to detail. Good position for recent undergraduate interested in gaining research experience before going to graduate or med school.

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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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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 14189

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 - 20120 - SOM - Pharmacology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 17, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Orsund

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00641807





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Posted: 9/16/2018
Application Due: 9/22/2018
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