Professional Research Assistant

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Description

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

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.

Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work

The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery has an opening for a full time Professional Research Assistant to work at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The Professional Research Assistant position will work under the supervision of Dr. Liechty, Dr. Junwang, and Dr. Carlos Zgheib. The research focus of the laboratory is to develop novel therapies to promote tissue repair and regeneration.

Specific Position Duties with Percentages of Time 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

[80%] Research:

  • Participate in the initiation and/or completion of research projects
  • Carry out research projects and Develop research protocols
  • Perform experiments as related to research project
  • Trouble-shooting and problem-solving as related to the research project
  • Record results of experiments: Tabulate research data and keep a detailed, easy to understand laboratory notebook
  • Interpret the experimental results
  • Conduct literature searches
  • Perform in-vitro and in-vivo experiments
  • Assist with animal surgeries and tissue collection
  • Carry out cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Prepare tissues, cell cultures, blood samples, etc. for testing
  • Perform animal care related to research procedures
  • Test, verify and analyze research data

 [20%] Laboratory Administration

  • Maintain laboratory records and inventories
  • Participate in weekly laboratory meetings.  This will include presenting analyzed data and discussing future downstream experiments
  • Be willing to learn relevant techniques from the PI and other lab personnel
  • Wiling to perform all research compliance activities required by the University of Colorado
  • Perform other administrative duties as requested by PI

The salary range for this position has been established at $50,000 and 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 CU Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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.

 

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

 

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

 

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.

  Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

 

Diversity and Equity:

 

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/human-resources/employee-relations-performance/ada-compliance

 Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity 

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.



Qualifications

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field with some prior laboratory setting experience

Applicants mustmeet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent skills in oral and written English
  • Must be able to work independently and with groups
  • Understanding of scientific theory and hypothesis-driven research
  • Previous laboratory experience and knowledge
  • Ability and experience working with animal models such as mice and rats.
  • Familiarity with laboratory and molecular biology techniques such as: Western Blot, Real Time PCR, Tissue Culture, DNA/RNA manipulations,…


Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 2, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing

 

 

 

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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 12/8/2020
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