Professional Research Assistant - Laboratory Manager

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Universityof Colorado – School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant - Laboratory Manager


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 Colorado Program for Skeletal Research group within the Department of Orthopedics is seeking an experienced, full time Professional Research Assistant (PRA) to serve as laboratory manager.  Responsibilities will include the management of projects aimed at understanding musculoskeletal biology in homeostasis and disease.  Colonies of rare genetically diverse wild strains of mice, application of state-of-the-art imaging, genetics and molecular methods to study bone, cartilage and other tissues of the skeletal system. 

 Examples of Work Performed

  • Mouse husbandry, management of breeding/genotyping, orthopedic surgery, skeletal tissue harvest.
  • Collection of skeletal imaging information from live mice and harvested tissue samples
  • Isolation and purification of protein and nucleic acid from harvested tissues from mice and humans
  • Molecular analyses of mouse and human tissues, including Western blotting, qPCR/PCR, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
  • Microbiology work in the context of gut microbiome

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.

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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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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.

QualificationsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of skeletal system biology and genetics
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Basic computer skills in both Mac and PC environments
  • Bioinformatics expertise would be a plus
Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Substitution: A minimum of 3 years of research related experience

Applicants mustmeet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience working with animal models of disease
  • Experience performing surgical and sample collection methods in live mice, including skeletal fracture, knee joint injury, gavage, blood sampling, fecal sampling, tail vein injection and injection
  • Experience performing tissue, protein and nucleic acid isolation and analyses

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Nov 13, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 11/15/2020
Application Due: 1/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time