Research Associate

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University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Research Associate

Position- 00782489– Requisition 20780

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 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Job Summary:

Basic, clinical and translational research scientist who will oversee and conduct experiments related to clinically-applicable immunology issues in lung immunology. One project focuses on the role of CD4+ T cells in the lungs of humans with sarcoidosis and in a murine model of sarcoidosis. Other projects will be assigned as applicable.

Professional Field

Immunology, molecular biology, molecular genetic research.

Supervision Received

This position reports to Dr. Andrew Fontenot, Division Head in the Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Supervision Exercised

Position will oversee some work performed by Professional Research Assistants (PRAs), will assign tasks, monitor progress and workflow, check the product for timeliness and correctness or soundness.

Examples of Work Performed

Processing of blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from human subjects. Exposure of mice to various antigens and harvesting lungs, spleen and lung-draining lymph nodes for single cell analysis, monoclonal antibody staining of those cells for analysis by flow cytometry, cloning and expressing TCRs on hybridoma cells, proliferation assays, adoptive transfer, immuno-histochemistry and immunofluorescence staining, and Western blotting.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at $65,000. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.


The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate 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:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD or MD in one of these fields of study; Immunology, Molecular Biology.
  • Minimum of 5 year(s) experience in one or more of the above fields.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pre- and post-doctoral experience in immunology with particular interest in T cell biology. 
Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In depth knowledge of human and murine immunology, as related to the lung.
  • Ability to work independently, meet responsibilities without supervision and excellent written and verbal communication; proven expertise in manuscript submissions.
  • Proficient at trouble shooting and problem solving, keeping detail records and maintain the highest level of scientific integrity.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 7, 2021
Unposting Date: Apr 13, 2021, 12:59:00 AM




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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time