Professional Research Assistant

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Professional Research Assistant

GI Translational/Pitts Lab

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Position Number: 00782535

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.

Nature of Work

The GI Translational Lab in the Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine has an immediate opening for an entry level Professional Research Assistant at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado USA. The position will not be involved in course instruction and is not eligible for tenure. An employee in this position can be terminated at any time without notice and severance pay may not be provided.

Professional Field

Molecular biology, cancer biology, biochemistry, animal sciences.

Supervision Received

We are looking for a talented, energetic, highly motivated individual to work in the professional field of Oncology; and will work with lab research and executes projects related to Oncology/Molecular Biology with oversight in preclinical therapeutics development and Molecular Biology. The successful candidate will work as a team member, (s)he will be supervised by Dr. Todd Pitts, and current supervising research staff within the laboratory.

There will be an emphasis in working within the developmental therapeutics program and early phase I clinical biomarker development with an emphasis on the use of animal models for the study of Breast and GI Cancer.

Supervision Exercised

None.

Examples of Work Performed

Examples of research lab work performed: Cell culture, biochemistry and molecular expertise required.

Specific research lab duties include:

  • Maintenance of a GI cancer xenograft bank, mouse work and development and improvement of mouse models, as directed.
  • Processing and management of patient tissue samples (PBMC's, serum, normal tissues, tumor tissues) from clinical trials.
  • Examine the effects of novel anticancer drugs on GI cancer cell types, including colon, hepatocellular, esophageal and pancreatic cancer.
  • Familiarity with cell culture techniques and animal cancer models is essential.
  • Participation in research meetings, case conferences, team meetings, weekly individual supervision.
  • Completes all necessary research recordkeeping and documentation and timely data entry.
  • No supervisory responsibilities.
  • Willingly accepts additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by management.
  • Performs other related research duties and procedures, including special research projects and those related to managing patient samples from clinical trials, as directed.
Salary Range

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $35,600 to $45,000.

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

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Diversity and Equity:

 

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Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/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.



Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree education in appropriate scientific field (biology, chemistry, or related sciences)
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of laboratory experience using the above-described research laboratory techniques.
  • Prior research laboratory experience working with research animals highly preferred.
  • Experience with cell viability, survival and apoptosis assays, and flow cytometry techniques.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) preferred.
  • Team-oriented, flexible, able to communicate and motivate collaborative partners
  • Ability to work independently and effectively to develop new techniques
  • Self-motivated; demonstrated successful planning and management skills in behavioral research and/or research projects.
  • Working knowledge of molecular biology techniques for protein and RNA analysis are required.
  • Ability to develop new techniques and methods through literature searches and work effectively to assure rapid research progress.
  • The PRA position involves strong qualitative analysis skills, health, and public health research experience, must have excellent written and oral communications skills and strong word processing skills including internet and electronic mail capabilities for University business only.
  • Recent college graduates and newly experienced researchers are both encouraged to apply for this PRA position.


Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/3/2021
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