Senior Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Official Title: Sr. Professional Research Assistant

Working Title: Laboratory Project Manager

Position 00770041 – Requisition 20945

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:

The Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology has an opening for a full-time Sr. Professional Research Assistant position. The position will provide support to Clinlmmune Labs within the Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. Responsibilities of this position entail the performance of the highly technical tasks associated with outgrowth of stem cells from frozen human tissue and the manufacture of clinical grade human stem cell master banks. The individual in this position will work both independently and in collaboration with faculty and program leadership. Specific priorities and duties of this position may change as the operational structure and laboratory needs evolve.

Knowledge and experience in a healthcare/laboratory setting with an emphasis on excellent communication skills, extreme attention to detail, process implementation, and process improvement is highly desirable. The individual in this position will work in a self­ directed manner exercising excellent prioritization, and communication skills. Position must possess ability to successfully manage competing and changing priorities. An individual with solid laboratory skills, a commitment to excellence, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, technical, and evolving environment will thrive in our division.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Outgrowth of stem cells from frozen human tissue and manufacture of clinical grade human stem cell master cell bank using the Terumo Quantum Bioreactor.
  • Preparation of clinical stem cell doses for treatment.
  • Isolation of Human Stem cells for transplantation using the CliniMACS plus.
  • Perform equipment and process validations.
  • Create and update relevant SOPs.
  • Perform Quality Control testing of all reagents to meet FDA guidelines.
  • Perform flow cytometry and cytokine analysis.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $52,000 to $85,000


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.


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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:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a related field.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in the operation of the Terumo Quantum Bioreactor.
  • Experience in flow cytometry and cytokine analysis.
  • The candidate should have a flexible schedule that allows occasional weekend and holiday work as needed.
Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in cell culture and aseptic technique, especially the use of bioreactors.
  • Knowledge of flow cytometry.
  • Knowledge of cytokine analysis.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A team-oriented, self-starter capable of operating independently.
  • Familiar with FDA regulations and working in a regulated environment.




Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 29, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 7/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time