Professional Research Assistant
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.The University of Colorado’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally renowned program that provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas and liver. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has faculty and staff making contributions to research, clinical trials, and nationally recognized patient care. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery is one of the top ranked in the United States and our clinical partner, the University of Colorado Hospital, and is in the top hospitals nationwide as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is rapidly growing, with clinical practices throughout the state of Colorado and over 80 researchers, physicians and staff, all working toward its vision to prevent and treat disease while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training. As an important member of the research team, the Professional Research Assistant will support the Assistant Professor, with basic science research in the topic area of “Dendritic cell trafficking and signaling mechanisms following infection.” This position is accountable for meeting study-specific goals and timelines, while also performing and assisting with research tasks. This position communicates appropriately and effectively with investigators and other team members, has outstanding customer service skills, and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.Examples of Work Performed
- Responsibilities include technical laboratory work related to immunology and molecular biology including biochemical analysis, quantitative PCR, cell culture, flow cytometry, western blot, cloning, mouse handling and dissection.
- Utilizing specialized knowledge and sophisticated research techniques examining inflammation-related signaling by dendritic cells.
- Implementation of schedule methodology, timeline and lab book.
- Collecting, recording, analyzing, and presenting data
- Assist faculty with development and writing of research protocols
- Assist faculty with development and writing of manuscripts and presentations
- Meeting with the project Principal Investigator on a weekly basis for the purpose of progress updates and mentoring.
QualificationsMinimum RequirementsA bachelor’s degree in Immunology, Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.Preferred Qualifications
- Laboratory Research experience Experience with molecular biologyExperience with ImmunologyExperience with mouse handlingExperience with cellular signaling pathwaysExperience with cell/tissue culture
- Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.Outstanding customer service and patient relations skills.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.Excellent organizational skills, ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently.Good command of the English language, both written and verbal.Excellent attention to detail.Ability to interpret and comprehend complex research protocol information.Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products.Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Oct 5, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing