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Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO
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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 University of Colorado’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally renowned program that provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas and liver.  The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has faculty and staff making contributions to research, clinical trials, and nationally recognized patient care.  Gastroenterology & GI Surgery is one of the top ranked in the United States and our clinical partner, the University of Colorado Hospital, and is in the top hospitals nationwide as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is rapidly growing, with clinical practices throughout the state of Colorado and over 80 researchers, physicians and staff, all working toward its vision to prevent and treat disease while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.

This position is accountable for meeting study-specific goals and timelines, while also performing and assisting with research tasks.  This position communicates appropriately and effectively with investigators and other team members, has outstanding customer service skills, and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.


Examples of Work Performed

  • Technical laboratory work related to inflammatory bowel disease including biochemical analysis, quantitative PCR, cell culture, ELISA, western blot, tissue histology and staining  
  • Use of specialized knowledge and sophisticated research techniques examining inflammation and fibrosis-related signaling by intestinal stromal and epithelial cells 
  • Implementation of schedule methodology, timeline, and lab book maintenance 
  • Collecting, recording, analyzing, and presenting data 
  • Preparation of project reports and manuscripts for publication 
  • Use of mouse models of intestinal disease 

    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 and Benefits:

    The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $35,600 to $43,000

    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

                    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related discipline 
                    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

                    Preferred Qualifications

                    • Previous experience in basic science laboratory 
                    • Experience in cell culture 
                    • Experience with using mouse models of disease 
                    • Experience with next generation sequencing techniques such as single cell sequencing, single nucleus sequencing, and ATAC seq 

                    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

                    • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
                    • Attention to detail  
                    • Ability to multi-task 
                    • Ability to work in a team environment within the research lab on techniques and methods 
                    • This position requires a high level of proficiency with computers and use of Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and other University and Departmental systems as required. 

                    Job Category: Faculty
                    Primary Location: Aurora
                    Schedule: Full-time
                    Posting Date: Jul 16, 2021
                    Unposting Date: Ongoing
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