Professional Research Assistant

Job description

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Professional Research Assistant

SOM/Medicine/Consortium for Fibrosis Research and Translation

The University of Colorado Denver | 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 Cardiology has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant to work within the Consortium for Fibrosis Research and Translation (CFReT) at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

Professional Field

Research position in a cell and molecular biology laboratory. Research in the lab focuses on molecular mechanisms of tissue fibrosis. A majority of pre-clinical models of heart failure or animal models of cardiovascular diseases are used to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of disease.

Supervision Received

The individual hired into this position will report to Dr. Maria Cavasin, Instructor of the Fibrosis Innovation Group in the CFReT.

Examples of Work Performed

Duties will involve maintaining a mouse colony, small animal surgery, animal dosing and echocardiographic analysis of cardiac function in rodents.

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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Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or similar, is required. A BS in vet science or vet tech would be preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • The individual will be required to accurately record and interpret data, perform basic statistical analyses, and be knowledgeable in word processing and spreadsheets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with mouse and rat studies is highly desirable

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: 13961

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 - 20169 - SOM-MED-Cardiology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 12, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dennis Evans

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00050238





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