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.

Nature of Work

The selected candidate will be responsible for executing cGMP operations and providing guidance to junior operators at the newly established Gates Biomanufacturing Facility. The facility is a mission-based facility for the manufacture, testing, and distribution of cell-based products for patient administration.

Professional Field

This position requires experience related to performing cGMP operations for the production of cell-based therapy, such as chimeric-antigen receptor T-cell therapy, using cell culture, cell separations, aseptic cell culture manipulations, and general processing techniques.

Supervision Received

This position reports directly to the cGMP Manager (Cell Therapy) at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Full-time position at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility located nearby the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
  • Execution of cGMP operations for the production of cell therapy products with additional guidance to junior operators conducting similar cGMP activities.
  • Providing leadership in areas of GDP documentation, Batch Record execution, and deviation management.
  • Maintains cleanliness required of the cGMP suite, equipment, work areas, and facility with assistance of other personnel. Prepares manufacturing suites and components for Production Batch Record execution.
  • Perform aseptic cell culture on a routine basis.
  • Manage, monitor and maintain processing and testing equipment, facilities, and supplies. This will include routine handling and lifting of laboratory supplies, and bench-top equipment and regular cleaning of facility, supplies, and equipment.
  • Manage tasks to meet project expectations related to timelines, budget, and quality.
  • Lead and train Cell Therapy staff to achieve operational, schedule, and quality requirements.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to users of the facility.
  • Work in a professional and collaborative manner with coworkers and prospective users.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • cGMP manufacturing experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting.
  • Experience culturing and performing aseptic cell culture manipulations for a variety of human-derived cell populations.
  • Ability to work in a start-up environment with a track record of being a team-oriented, self-starter capable of operating independently.
  • Experience operating and maintaining cell/tissue culture equipment.
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in FDA CFRs related to cell processing
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible manufacturing schedule


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field.
  • cGMP manufacturing experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting.
  • At least 2 years of experience related to cell-based therapeutics with an emphasis on CAR-T, TCR, blood, or IPSCs based therapies.

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: 14605

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 - 20143 - SOM-Dermatology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 3, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kia Silverman

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00684603





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Posted: 11/5/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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