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Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology

Professional Research Assistant

Position #00789888 – Requisition #23034


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The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:




Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  •  Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado 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 Division of Cardiology has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant.


The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.


Position Emphasis:


This full-time Professional Research Assistant position will work within the Consortium for Fibrosis Research  Translation (CFReT).  This position will be involved in early stage drug discovery projects focused on developing new therapies for fibrotic diseases of the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver.  Work will include the development, validation, and implementation of high throughput cell-based assays, biochemical assays, and curating biological samples and collections of small molecules. Prior experience with developing cell and biochemical assays based on fluorescence, luminescence, and absorbance readouts is desirable, as is a background in molecular biology and/or protein purification. A strong foundation in cell culture methods is required. The individual will be required to accurately record and interpret data, perform basic statistical analyses, and be knowledgeable in word processing and spreadsheets.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $35,600 to $65,000.

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 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 Qualifications:

This position requires a minimum of a BA or BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field.


Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong preference will be given to individuals with prior working experience with troubleshooting liquid handling equipment and developing high content cell-based assays.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 13, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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