University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Section of Developmental Biology
Professional Research Assistant
Position #00608745– Requisition #18984
* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers
- 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 Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Biology has an opening for a full-time (unclassified) Professional Research Assistant position.
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 (http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/WhoWeAre/Documents/CUAnschutzfacts.pdf) _.
Nature of Work:
We are looking for a bright, highly organized, dependable, and
detail-oriented person to become a full-time professional research assistant
(PRA) in our group. The person who is offered this position will participate
in studying how the mammalian olfactory system develops and changes
based on experience. Our group uses mice to investigate how the makeup
and connectivity of cells in the olfactory system are established and
sculpted by experience, with the ultimate goal of better understanding
human olfactory function and dysfunction. Experimental approaches used
in our research include RNA sequencing, RNA fluorescent in situ
hybridization, immunohistochemistry, quantitative PCR, translating
ribosome affinity purification (TRAP), and mouse gene manipulation. We
also actively develop new experimental approaches.
Examples of Work Performed:
- Conduct experiments and analyze the resulting data. Experiments will be
conducted under the direction of the principle investigator, but opportunities
for independent work are also available, depending on the level of prior
- Assist in managing the lab's mice, including setting up matings, checking
for new pregnancies and births, genotyping newborn mice, weaning pups
to new cages, keeping careful records, and euthanizing mice
- Assist in keeping lab supplies stocked, including inventorying and
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
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 at Employee Services (http://www.cu.edu/employee-services) .
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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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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.
- B.S. in molecular biology, neuroscience, genetics, or a related field
(applicants with higher degrees are also encouraged to apply)
- Laboratory experience in molecular biology, neuroscience, genetics, or a
related field (minimum of one year, although more is preferred)
- Understanding of basic concepts of molecular biology, genetics, and
- Basic skills in molecular biology (e.g., pipetting, gel electrophoresis, PCR)
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children's Hospital
- Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender
Previous experience using molecular biological techniques
Previous experience working with mice or other rodents
Previous experience using microscopy
Previous experience performing histology (e.g., tissue sectioning,
- Previous experience performing animal dissection
Strong organizational skills
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Detail-oriented approach to work
Eagerness to learn new techniques and concepts
Aptitude for troubleshooting and solving technical problems
Ability to work either as a team or independently
Ability to manage multiple projects
Understanding of basic genetic concepts
Ability to use of Microsoft Office suite and other software to record and
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS
Posting Date Aug 17, 2020
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Heidi Veal
Posting Contact Email email@example.com
Posting Number 00608745
Req ID: 18984
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.