Professional Research Asst

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Professional ResearchAssistant

Department ofOphthalmology

Position Number:  00764442

The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

Nature of Work

TheDepartment of Ophthalmology seeks a full-time (1.O FTE) cell culture technician(Professional Research Assistant) to assist with investigator initiated projectsin the areas of retinal biology and stem cell technologies. The successfulcandidate will join the Retinal Development and Translational Technologieslaboratory, within the context of the Ocular Stem Cell and Regeneration Program,a cross-disciplinary team of investigators working in a highly collaborativeenvironment with the common goal of developing novel stem cell-basedtherapeutics to treat ocular diseases.

Themain responsibilities for this position include stem cell culture,differentiation and maintenance, and contribution to research on retinaldevelopment and disease using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derivedretinal organoids.

 Supervision Received

The positionreports to Natalia Vergara, PhD, Assistant Professor, and receives generaldirection and training in carrying out duties and responsibilities by the PIand laboratory manager.

 Supervision ExercisedNone Examples of Work Performed

Theresponsibilities for this position include but are not limited to thefollowing:

  • Culture,maintenance and expansion of human iPS cells
  • Qualitycontrol of hiPSC lines and cultures
  • Differentiationor 3D retinal organoids from hiPS cells
  • Contributeto research projects led by other investigators, by assisting in specifictechniques
  • Helpwith day to day laboratory maintenance
  • Participate in lab meetings and attend scientific seminars when appropriate.

QualificationsMinimum Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a biomedical science discipline
  • One year of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Experience with cell culture techniques

  • PreferredQualifications:

    The ideal candidate will have the following credentials:
  • Experience in basic research in the visual sciences
  • Experience in culture of human pluripotent stem cells and their differentiation into 3D systems
  • Salary and Benefits:

    Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.

    University ofColorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe andsecure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist inachieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees priorto their employment.

    The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternativeformats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

    Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line.



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    Diversityand Equity:

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    TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Sep 19, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/20/2019
    Application Due: 6/14/2020
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