Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant


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 Black and Sullivan Labs have an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant. This NIH-funded position reports directly to Drs. Black and Sullivan will work to develop a research project aligned with the overall goals of the team.


This NIH-funded position reports directly to Drs. Black and Sullivan will work to develop a research project aligned with the overall goals of the team. Responsibilities include designing and performing experiments, analyzing data, and contributing to the writing of grants and manuscripts. We employ an integrated approach including functional genomics, mechanistic studies, and animal research to make biological discoveries with translational potential. This position will support our current work focused on understanding how DNA rereplication is misregulated in cells with trisomy 21. This work has potential to provide new insights into the clinical impacts of trisomy 21 in people with Down syndrome, including predisposition to autoimmune conditions, Alzheimer’s Disease, and protection from solid malignancies.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at  $35,600.00 to $40,500.00


The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.


The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.


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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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.



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Diversity and Equity:


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Office of Equity:


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.

Minimum Qualifications:

•           Bachelors of Science Degree. or equivalent in a biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline.

•           Excellent communication skills 

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Note: This is an essential services position.  The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.


PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.


Preferred Qualifications:

•           Proven experience and familiarity with common molecular biology techniques.

•           Proven experience and familiarity with cell culture.




•           Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

•           Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 17, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time