Professional Research Assistant
DescriptionUniversity of Colorado – School of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular GeneticsProfessional Research AssistantPosition 00775973 – Requisition 19394
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.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.
Nature of WorkAaron M. Johnson’s lab on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is looking for a research assistant to work on exciting projects in chromatin biology. The nature of the work will be primarily wet bench work in molecular biology and biochemistry. Current research assistants or recent college graduates will be considered. Recent graduates looking for additional research experience before applying to graduate school are welcome. A minimum of approximately one year commitment is required. Alternatively, those looking for a longer-term or permanent staff position are also welcome to apply.
Examples of Work PerformedYeast and bacterial culture; cloning; protein purification; immunoprecipitation; genomic assays and analysis; biochemical assays; laboratory management Professional FieldBiochemistry and Molecular Biology
Supervision ReceivedThis position will report directly to Dr. Johnson who will provide constructive feedback and necessary training. Supervision ExercisedThe person in this position will be asked to pass on training that they have received relevant to their work to students, postdoctoral fellows, and other research assistants that may join Dr. Johnson’s laboratory.
Research PerformedThis position will use a combination of biochemistry and cell biology work to study mechanisms of epigenetic chromatin-mediated gene silencing molecular mechanisms.
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.
- A bachelor’s degree in molecular biology or related field
- 1-2 years research experience, during or after undergraduate training, is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Extensive knowledge in molecular biology
- Experience with performing independent research is required
- Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills to troubleshoot technical hurdles.
- Ability to organize and present data generated during experiments is required.
- The candidate must be a highly motivated, self-organizing and independent worker with the ability to also collaborate in a team setting.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Oct 16, 2020
Unposting Date: Oct 22, 2020, 1:59:00 AM