Professional Research Asst

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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 Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension seeks a Professional Research Assistant to work on a preclinical project in polycystic kidney disease. The applicant will perform experiments using genetic mouse models of PKD to study the role of the innate and adaptive immune systems in mediating disease progression.

Examples of Work Performed

The work will entail breeding, handling, and dissecting mice, as well as managing a mouse colony. Experiments will further entail running Western blots, ELISA assays, qPCRs, and perform cell culture, and flow cytometry experiments. The PRA will also prepare and analyzing murine and human slides for histologic and immunofluorescent studies as well as perform ultrasound analyses in live animals to measure kidney size. The applicant will be involved in experimental design and data analyses. Approximately 25% of the PRA's time will be devoted to performing routine lab work such as ordering supplies, making solutions, organizing samples, and embedding murine tissue samples.

Professional Field

Molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, cell biology

Supervision Received

The PRA will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator Katharina Hopp.

Supervision Exercised

The PRA will not supervise any other individuals in the Hopp laboratory or Division.

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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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.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent in a natural science related field

Preferred Qualifications

Laboratory experience in a basic/translational research laboratory

Experience with handling mice, mouse colony maintenance, dissections, or animal surgery

Experience with cell culture, molecular biology, and biochemical techniques

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, statistics, Microsoft Office

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 15284

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 - 20224 - SOM-MED-Renal General

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 5, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Betsy Pike, Human Resources Senior Professional

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00641724





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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 2/4/2019
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