University of Colorado Prof Research Asst (Flow Core) in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant (Flow Core)

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 Cancer Center, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center’s clinical partner for adult care, University of Colorado Hospital is ranked in the top 15 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and Children’s Hospital Colorado is ranked 8th by the same organization in Pediatric Cancer Care. The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America’s top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center is a consortium of approximately 261 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three clinical institutions, all working toward its vision to prevent and cure cancer while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.

The flow cytometry specialist will be part of the staff of the Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Shared Resource, a campus service center which provides flow cytometric cell analysis and cell sorting technology to campus researchers. This is a full-time position in the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource of the University of the Colorado Cancer Center.

_Examples of Work Performed_

  • Operation of bench-top flow cytometers (Beckman Coulter Gallios and Cyan, Propel Labs Yeti) for cell analysis consisting of data collection, analysis, and preparation of graphics for data display. Assays are frequently complex in nature, consisting of up to 15 fluorochromes which require compensation for multiple spectral overlaps and intricate gating criteria

  • Operation of Fluidigm CyTOF2 mass cytometer

  • Perform high-speed cell sorting on Beckman Coulter MoFlo XDP and AstriosEQ instruments for facility users

  • Operation of Luminex Magpix instrument

  • Setup instrument hardware and software to perform specific research projects. This includes laser beam alignment, optical filter selection, cell sorter operational parameters selection, and instrument protocol development

  • Perform both general and project-specific quality control procedures to ensure instrument performance for research projects. This includes troubleshooting and interaction with field service engineers for instrument repairs

  • Assist with shared resource equipment scheduling, usage tracking, and billing

  • Work involves hazardous chemicals, handling viable human cells, biological substances, and laser beams

_Required Competence/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities_

  • Motivated, reliable, with the ability to work independently, quickly learn new techniques and have strong interpersonal skills

  • Broad knowledge of computer hardware and software

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and a demanding schedule

  • Able to work with complex bio-medical instrumentation

  • Basic knowledge of immunology and molecular biology

  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs

_Minimum Requirements_



Education: BS/ BA in biology, chemistry, medical technology, or other related discipline.

_Preferred Qualifications_

  • One year of research or related experience

  • Three years of flow cytometry and cell sorting experience

_Salary and Benefits_

Salary 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.

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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: Prof Research Asst (Flow Core)

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 14188