Sr Professional Research Asst

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Sr. 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.


A full-time Senior Professional Research Assistant (PRA) position is available in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. In this position, the Senior PRA will conduct basic and translational research on thyroid cancer under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Schweppe. Research will focus on the role of signaling pathways and the development of new therapeutic strategies for thyroid cancer. These studies will require expertise in cell culture, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, including Western blotting, growth assays, gene expression analysis, and experience with mice.

The Senior PRA will also play a role in training of personnel and managing the daily operation of the laboratory. This will include assisting with ordering supplies, preparing stock reagents, and maintaining equipment. The Senior PRA will also be responsible for updating and maintaining laboratory databases.


Required Qualifications:

The candidate should have a Masters degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a closely related field. For candidates with a B.A. or B.S. degree, equivalent experience is required. Experience with mice and cell culture is required and expertise in molecular biology is preferred. The candidate must be a highly motivated and resourceful researcher and be able to work independently to move the project forward.

Desired qualifications:

Experience in cellular signaling pathways.

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: 14463

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 - 20184 - SOM-MED-Endocrinology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 27, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sabrina Ferguson

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00615314





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Job No:
Posted: 12/15/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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