Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery – Divsion of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Research Assistant 

Position #00334735 | Req 19343

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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 Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work:

The Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in conjunction with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Division of Transplant Surgery is seeking a motivated, passionate and self-driven individual for a Professional Research Assistant (PRA). The laboratory studies transplantation immunology with a focus on developing clinically relevant protocols for the establishment of transplantation tolerance. The research involves using basic immunologic approaches to develop clinically relevant strategies for regulating inflammation and overcoming transplant rejection.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Performing immunoassays including flow cytometry and ELISA

• Performing in vitro cell culture and animal studies as requested.

• Animal care related to research procedures.

• Performing DNA/RNA isolation and viral transduction.

• Working with retroviruses, lentiviruses and other viral and non-viral delivery systems.

• Preparing samples for analysis by various instrumentation.

• Designing and execution of experiments and analysis of experimental data.

• Recording results of experiments.

• Developing and maintaining research databases.

• Conducting literature searches.

• Tracking and ordering supplies.

• Assisting with project planning, data interpretation and team presentations.

• Communicating the research findings with the team during meetings when required.

• Assisting the Lab Manager to organize and manage the lab.

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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Office of Equity:

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.

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or similar field
Applicants must meetminimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year experience in a research laboratory
  • Experience with animal care related to research
  • Experience in an academic environment

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 9, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 10/10/2020
Application Due: 11/20/2020
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