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Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado – Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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 University of Colorado’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally renowned School of Pharmacy and a top tier school (ranked #20 out of 143 pharmacy schools in the country). At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmacuetical Sciences, we are committed to excellence and innovation in professional, graduate and post-graduate education; scholarship and research; patient-centered care; public health advocacy; and societal leadership and engagement.  Together, our innovation, discoveries and engagement with our communities improves the health and well-being of society.

As an important member of our research team, the Professional Research Assistant will support the laboratory of Drs. Peter Anderson and Kristina Brooks.  Your research will involve the measurement of small molecule pharmaceuticals in biological matrices to support anti-infective (HIV, TB, HCV) and other clinical research and animal protocols. In addition, this position will assist with laboratory operations, including: inventory management, sample processing, quality assurance, and other duties as assigned. 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Assistance with day-to-day activities with the clinical and animal protocols including:
  • management of regulatory approvals
  • consenting participants
  • conducting study visits
  • managing data entry
  • quality assurance.
  • Assistance with laboratory operations including:
  • management of sample inventories
  • sample processing
  • quality assurance 
  • Collecting, recording, analyzing, and presenting data
  • Meeting with Principal Investigators for the purpose of progress updates and mentoring.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.



Salary Range

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $40,000 - $55,000.

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.



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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 Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Immunology, Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


Preferred Qualifications

    Laboratory Research experience Experience with research animal handlingExperience with clinical research
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    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.Outstanding customer service and interpersonal comunication skills.Excellent organizational skills, ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently.Excellent attention to detail.Ability to interpret and comprehend complex research protocol information.Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products.Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 13, 2021
Unposting Date: Jul 28, 2021, 12:59:00 AM
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