Professional Research Asst

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Professional Research Assistant

Position #653191 - Requisition 15379

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.

Job Summary:

The Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in the Department of Medicine seeks applicants for full-time Professional Research Assistant to work in the Dreskin/Chen laboratory. The laboratory focuses on:

  1. The study of functional IgE-allergen interactions as they pertain to food allergies
  2. Design of new peptide-based vaccines feasible for the treatment of peanut allergy.

The desired candidate should have background in immunology, experience in murine models and good knowledge of standard research practices and methods. The candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic about science, work efficiently and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Examples of Work Performed:

The position involves research on designing peptide-based vaccines and test the vaccine efficacy in mouse models of peanut allergy. Work will include, but not be limited to:

  1. Production and purification of recombinant proteins in bacterial
  2. Analysis of proteins by multiple types of assays
  3. Immunological assays : ELISA, Western blot microarray and flow cytometry
  4. Vaccination of allergic mouse model and analysis of cytokines and antibodies.
  5. Culture of cell lines and primary cells of mammalian origins

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. 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 degree, preferably in immunology or a related field.
  • A minimum of two years research experience in a biomedical lab

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in expression of recombinant proteins in E.coli.
  • Experiments in murine models.
  • Skills in basic laboratory techniques such as ELISA assays.
  • Comfort managing large Excel spreadsheets.

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3-5 professional references. 4). Letters of reference. Questions should be directed to Xueni Chen at [email protected]

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

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

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20174 - SOM-MED-Clinical Immunology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 17, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Xueni Chen

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00653191





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Job No:
Posted: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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