Professional Research Assistant

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Professional Research Assistant
Working title: Professional Research Assistant – Quality Control Analyst
Gates Biomanufacturing Facility
Position # 00780346
Job Posting # 19852

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 Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant at the newly established Gates Biomanufacturing Facility. The Gates Biomanufacturing Facility is an academic cGMP contract manufacturing facility dedicated to the development and manufacture of novel biological therapies for early phase human clinical trials. This position will be responsible for the day to day Quality Control testing at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility and will be focused on protein and cellular therapy analytical testing.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks a Quality Control Analyst to work in the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility located near the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.  The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff.  The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.  The university has proudly positioned itself as one of the top urban research universities in the country.  The Gates Biomanufacturing Facility is one of the core facilities used to differentiate the university in both regenerative medicines as well as traditional biotech streams.

Job Information:

    Full time entry-level position at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility located nearby the Anschutz Medical Campus. The position may require weekend work and work outside of normal work hours to accommodate the completion of release testing or other critical processes which cross shifts. While not typical, this irregularity of work hours should be expected.Perform routine analytical testing in a multidisciplinary laboratory space in support of analytical development, qualification, and release testing of protein biologics and regenerative medicine cellular therapies.
          All work will be completed within a GMP (21 CFR Part 210/211) Quality Control laboratory.This position may support method development.This position will NOT support any academic research.
Report to the Analytical Quality Control Supervisor and Manager of Quality Control.Job Responsibilities

    This role will have the following responsibilities including but not limited to the following:qPCR testingFlw Cytometry testingPlate based (ELISA) testingPerfrm qualification and/or verification of analytical methodsAssist in prcess development work, as needed
      Refine and implement key laboratory and analytical SOPs in the QC lab.Peer review Quality Control analytical data packets.
    Perform preventative maintenance on analytical equipment, as needed.Participate in the resolution and investigations associated with Non-conformance processes (OOS, OOT, CAPA, and deviations).
    Stocking of laboratory supplies, as needed.Assist in cleaning of laboratory and other spaces, including laboratory glassware.Assist the Operations group with technical/operational support, as needed.

Salary and Benefits:


Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.


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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

QualificationsRequired Qualifications: 

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related life science discipline or other relevant degree.
    2+ years of Quality Control experience in a cGMP laboratory setting.Experience with analytical Flow Cytometry or qPCR.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Familiar with 21 CFR 58, 210, 211, 600 and 1271. 
    Experience with analytical method development, qualification, or verification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Capable of working as an individual or in a team setting.Motivated self-starter capable of operating in a start-up environment.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Dec 30, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 1/1/2021
Application Due: 4/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time