Professional Research Assistant

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Job Description Professional Research AssistantPhysiology & Biophysics, School of MedicinePosition Number: 00776028

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.

 Nature of WorkThe Christie labis seeking to hire a PRA that will help conduct research experiments focused onmaking brain activity measurements from rodents. This is a supervised positionso the incumbent must be able to receive, and act on, detailed instructionswhen beginning projects in the lab. However, for routine tasks, the incumbentis expected to work independently. Methodological approaches include makingbrain slice preparations and use of electrophysiological recording techniquesto make detailed observations. The incumbent will also be responsible for dataanalysis. Lastly, the incumbent will help summarize and communicateresults/findings.


Supervision isprovided by Dr. Christie

 Examples of WorkPerformed

  • Conduct biologicalexperiments (with some supervision)
  • Data analysisand interpretation (with some supervision)
  • Contribute todata presentation and assist in communication of results

  • Competencies
  • Participatein decision making for routine lab tasks (experiments/data analysis)
  • Abilityto exercise judgement in appropriate approaches to solve task-related problems
  • Responsiveto supervisory input when starting new tasks (experiments/data analysis) 
  • Abilityto grow/develop their professional expertise

    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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    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.


    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering or closely related biological field
    • >3 years of experience with electrophysiology
    • >3 years experience with use of lab animals

    Applicants mustmeet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with two-photon imaging
    • Experience with stereotactic injection surgeries on rodents
    • Familiarity with electrophysiology analysis methods

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Nov 30, 2020
    Unposting Date: Dec 6, 2020, 12:59:00 AM




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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/1/2020
    Application Due: 12/7/2020
    Work Type: Full Time