Professional Research Assistant - Jordan Lab

Employer
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Location
Denver, CO
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Description

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.

 

Nature of Work

The Department of Medicine in the Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hematological Malignancies Program at the University of Colorado is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join a research lab focused on the study of blood cancer. Principal responsibilities of the position will be to be to perform key laboratory support and management tasks, manage experimental animal colonies and support the scientific program of the lab by assisting with and/or independently conducting experiments under the supervision of the PI and other laboratory staff. 

Professional Field: Medicine, Hematology Immunology and Microbiology, Genomics/Genetics, Stem Cell biology

Supervision Received: This position will report to Dr. Craig Jordan.

Supervision Exercised: The candidate may be called upon to train students, fellows, and other laboratory members.

Examples of Work Performed

 (1) Techniques in experimental hematology and molecular biology; in vivo murine modeling; extraction and processing of organs, isolation of rare blood and blood progenitor cells from bone marrow using magnetic bead separation and flow cytometry; in vitro functional assays on blood progenitor cells; maintenance of cell cultures; primer design and DNA/RNA manipulation; quantitative PCR; molecular cloning; high throughput DNA sequencing; gene expression studies, including RNAseq; and RNAi technology.  (Estimated effort: 70%)

(2) Manage daily laboratory operations, including but not limited to ordering, inventory, cleaning, and preparation of laboratory reagents and husbandry/maintenance of mouse colonies. Maintain laboratory records. (Estimated effort: 25%)

(3) Train students and other staff as needed, attend and present in laboratory meetings and journal clubs (Estimated effort: 5%)
 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Skills and experience in molecular biology, immunology, genetics/genomics, and/or cancer biology. Proficiency in multitasking, including managing multiple projects and laboratory duties concurrently is required. Attention to detail and strong written communication skills are required, and candidate must have excellent organizational and record-keeping skills. Computer proficiency to perform data analysis (e.g. MS Excel, Prism, FlowJo), design presentations (e.g. MS PowerPoint) and conduct word processing (e.g. MS Word) is important.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $37,500 - $52,000. 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. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

 

Diversity and Equity:

 

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/human-resources/employee-relations-performance/ada-compliance

 

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 Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in a biological sciences or related field.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

 

A minimum of 1 year of laboratory experience in biological sciences (preferable with molecular biology training). Flow cytometry experience is very helpful. The candidate must be must be technically adept, highly organized, and able to maintain meticulous records of experiments, animal colonies and laboratory orders; and be able to work independently with a high degree of professionalism, sound judgment and communication skills. Must be able to work effectively in team settings. Computer proficiency is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience and willingness to work with animal models, flow cytometry sorting/analysis experience is also preferred. Working knowledge of FlowJo, Microsoft Office, Prism, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is preferable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Skills and experience in molecular biology, immunology, genetics/genomics, and/or cancer biology. Proficiency in multitasking, including managing multiple projects and laboratory duties concurrently is required. Attention to detail and strong written communication skills are required, and candidate must have excellent organizational and record-keeping skills. Computer proficiency to perform data analysis (e.g. MS Excel, Prism, FlowJo), design presentations (e.g. MS PowerPoint) and conduct word processing (e.g. MS Word) is important.

 

 



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 12, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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