Professional Research Assistant

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus 

SOM/Division ofInfectious Diseases

Professional Research AssistantPosition #00768139   – Requisition 17293 

The University ofColorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstratedcommitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  Wevalue the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.


 Research technologist (Professional ResearchAssistant) sought for a molecular virology laboratory that investigates RNAvirus replication and innate immunity to RNA viruses in cultured cells and in mice.Experience working with mice, core molecular biology skills (plasmid cloning inE. Coli, gels, Westerns, PCR etc.), lab maintenance, ordering supplies and cellculture preferred. Mouse genotyping and colony maintenance skills would beideal but are not required. The lab is busy, friendly, interactive and involvedin very interesting projects. We are looking for someone with a gung-ho,interactive personality who wants to immerse in our science and contribute. Wemostly do basic science but are now also funded for one project involvingclinical samples, from which RNA has to be isolated. We can teach you thetechniques for all of these projects. 

 Examplesof Work Performed:

 Responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting lab personnel with in vitro cell culture.
  • Assisting with mouse experiments.
  • Making common use buffers and lab reagents.
  • Cloning plasmids in E. coli.
  • Processing clinical lab samples.
  • RNA and DNA purification.
  • Western blotting.
  • Ordering supplies.
  • Potentially working with a zebrafish model (prior experience notrequired).
  • Keeping a clean lab environment.
  • Interacting with clinical personnel Dr. Poeschla will liaisonwith to obtain blood urine and saliva for a clinical study on RNA-baseddiagnosis.

  • QualificationsMinimumRequirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field
  • Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities

    Experience with cell culture and mouse experimentsExperience working in a research lab. Ability to work independently and as part of team.Excellent communication skills.Flexibility, multi-tasking. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses.


    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: 9/28/2019
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