University of Colorado Lung Cancer Program Professional Research Asst in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Lung Cancer Program Professional Research Assistant

Doebele Research Lab

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.

*Job Summary: *

Now hiring for a full-time PRA with benefits. This position is offered through the Division of Medical Oncology (Department of Medicine) within a lung cancer research laboratory located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. This position reports directly to Robert C. Doebele, MD, PhD, PI and is supervised both by the faculty investigator and the research laboratory manager. This is a research technician position in the Doebele laboratory.

Primary duties may include the following:

  • Developing research protocols;

  • Collaboration with PI and/or postdoctoral fellow;

  • Preparation of human and animal tissues, cells, and cell lines including propagation, freezing and maintenance of cell lines;

  • Microscopic analysis;

  • Perform recombinant DNA and protein;

  • Work with lentiviruses;

  • Immunohistochemistry;

  • Analyzing human tumor tissue and blood samples;

  • Extraction and analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein;

  • Animal care related to research;

  • Diagnose and solve problems related to research experiments; modify, test, verify and analyze experimental data; thorough recording of experimental results and research methods;

  • Develop and maintain research databases; tabulation and graphing of experimental results; conduct literature searches;

  • Preparation of research presentations;

  • Training and supervision of laboratory personnel in experimental techniques;

  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment; maintaining and ordering laboratory supplies; completion of a research project;

  • Participate in weekly research laboratory group meetings and applicable trainings as required;

  • Flexible in learning new technical skills and animal care related to research;

  • Must be able to adhere to all regulatory compliances for the University of Colorado animal lab facility required regulations;

  • Regular animal research updates to the faculty investigator and research laboratory manager on a weekly basis;

  • Other research laboratory duties as assigned by the faculty investigator and/or lab manager.

*Working Conditions / Hours: *

The position requires 100% effort working within the secured research laboratory and applicable facilities. Note; working in the evening or working on weekends may be required and reviewed on a project-by-project basis within the research laboratory. The position will require research laboratory bench work skills, moderate lifting of research laboratory supplies, handling of research laboratory animals and good hand to eye coordination.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university a BS/BA in relevant biological sciences field is required.

  • Minimum 1 year previous research lab experience.

  • Experience with microscopy, mammalian cell culture, western blotting, cellular and molecular biology techniques including cloning, RT-PCR.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and computer competency skills (MS Office), internet for official University of Colorado business use.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have prior research lab experience;

  • Strong background in Molecular Biology.

  • Highly valued hands-on animal care research experience with management of mouse colonies, procedures related to mouse models of cancer.

  • Experience in cancer cell signal transduction.

  • Prefer finalist that is team-oriented, flexible, ability to work both independently and within a team environment as well as work effectively with time-sensitive data.

  • Prior experience preferred with ability to handle and process detail-oriented documentation and meet designated research deadlines. Demonstrated experience with research databases is desired.

Salary and Benefits:


Salary is $35,000-$40,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services. The position is exempt and not eligible for overtime compensation.

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Diversity and Equity:

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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.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Lung Cancer Program Professional Research Asst

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 14282