Professional Research Asst

Job description

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 and Profession Field

The primary duties of this full time Professional Research Assistant position will be to perform molecular biology and biochemistry experiments designed to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing and its role in cancer. Review of applicants will begin as soon as possible and terminate as the position is filled. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Supervision Received

The Professional Research Assistant will work under the close supervision of the PI, Dr. Rui Zhao, or other senior members of the lab.

Supervision Exercised

After an initial training period, the Professional Research Assistant will work independently on his/her own project investigating aspects of the molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing and its role in cancer as well as aid other laboratory personnel with experimentation, as needed.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Molecular biology experiments including sub-cloning and mutagenesis
  • Protein and/or RNA expression, purification, and crystallization
  • Biochemical and biophysical analyses of protein/protein interaction and/or enzyme function
  • Yeast genetic experiments to study the function of the gene of interest
  • Mammalian cell culture experiments
  • Assistance in basic operation of lab, including preparation of solutions, ordering of supplies and equipment, and autoclaving material
  • Assistance with analysis of data and preparation of figures for publication

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Good understanding of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.


Minimum Requirements

BS/BA in molecular biology/biochemistry/chemistry or a related field, or equivalent experience as designated by the Dean or his/her designee.

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.


Total Compensation Calculator:

Diversity and Equity

Please click here for information on disability accommodations:

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: 14466

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 - 20085 - SOM-BioChem&Molecular Genetics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 15, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rui Zhao

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00739858





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 12/14/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
Work Type: