Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

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 seeks a PRA to work in the Head and Neck Cancer Research Program in the Department of Pathology at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The University of Colorado Denver 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.

Job Responsibilities:

This is a full time position in a cancer research laboratory. The lab has ongoing research in the following areas: the role of TGF in carcinogenesis, the function of Smads in head and neck cancer and skin cancer, the function of Smads in skin development, the role of TGF signaling in wound healing, and the pathological functions of TGF in inflammatory skin disorders Duties will include tissue culture, treatment and extraction of protein from cultured cells and whole tissues, FLOW cytometry, SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, extraction of RNA and/or DNA from cells and mouse tissues, managing transgenic mouse colonies (including general care, breeding and genotyping), agarose gel electrophoresis of DNA, general assistance with various laboratory experiments and laboratory maintenance. Applicant should work well in a group and be proficient with computers.


Required Qualifications:

BA/BS degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field, and experience working with mice. Applicants must be willing and interested in acquiring new technical skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants with knowledge of head and neck cancer-related research techniques, current cancer immunotherapies, experience with mouse models, and familiarity with UCD AMC systems will be given special consideration.

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.

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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: 14754

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 - 20112 - SOM-Pathology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 20, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Joe Wozniak

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00654640





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Job No:
Posted: 9/21/2018
Application Due: 11/20/2018
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