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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

Professional Research Assistant

Position #00604676 – Requisition #18500

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  • 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 Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA).

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 .

Nature of Work

Basic laboratory research focused on breast cancer biology, treatment resistance and tumor microenvironment. Applicant need not be well versed with all the techniques but should be an involved and fast learner eventually requiring supervision 2-3 times a week in about 3-4 months. It is expected that the applicant will work on a regular basis with students, senior PRAs and post-docs in training, as well as have access to all lab members for help with experimental design, execution and data interpretation. Focus of the position will be on proteomics and high throughput sequencing.

Professional Field

Cell Biology/ Cancer/ Molecular Biology

Supervision Received

Report to Peter Kabos, MD

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Work Performed

Metabolomic and proteomics (experience preferred)

Molecular biology techniques including PCR, western blotting, RNA extraction and analysis, experience with next generation sequencing is preferred.

Tissue culture of wide variety of cells (including patient tissue samples).

Immune Histochemistry

Animal studies

Handling patient tissue samples (blood, serum, primary tissues)

Flow Cytometry

Preparing Solutions

Maintenance of laboratory equipment and premises

Maintain protocols and inventory

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $35,600 - $45,000.

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 Qualifications

BS/BA in Biology or Chemistry. No minimum prior experience needed. Students motivated to pursue an independent career in science or medicine who are looking to improve their skill sets and resume are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Basic understanding of biology. Should be willing to learn a variety of techniques.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Mar 2, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Peter Kabos, MD

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00604676

Req ID: 18500

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.