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University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology-Bone Marrow Transplantation
Professional Research Assistant (PRA)
Position #00656765- Requisition #20665
* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at
- 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 Hematology-Oncology-Bone Marrow Transplantation has an opening for a full-time (unclassified) Professional Research Assistant (PRA) position in the lab of PI, Dr. Adam Green.
The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology-Bone Marrow Transplantation has an opening for a full-time (unclassified) Professional Research Assistant (PRA) 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
Nature of Work:
Laboratory-based translational research on brain tumors, with a focus on pediatric high-grade glioma (HGG); depending on willingness and/or experience, there may also be opportunities for involvement in clinical research. Conduct experiments; assist with project planning, data interpretation, authorship of presentations and publications, and lab management
Examples of Work Performed:
- Culturing of brain tumor cell lines 20%
- Conducting experiments using techniques including drug and radiation treatment of cell lines and mice, western blot, shRNA/CRISPR-Cas , qPCR, protein/RNA/DNA extraction, immunofluorescence microscopic cell imaging, mouse dissection 40%
- Assisting with analysis of bioinformatic data 15%
- Preparing laboratory data for discussion and presentation 5%
- Attending and presenting at laboratory meetings and research conferences 5%
- Assisting with writing of scientific manuscripts and grants 5%
- Assisting with lab management, including purchasing and budget maintenance 5%
- Potential to participate in the operation of clinical trials in addition to lab duties if desired 5%
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $38,000 to $43,000.
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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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
- Bachelor's degree in Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology or related field
- Previous internship (e.g. summer experience) or extracurricular (outside of college lab courses) experience in an academic research laboratory
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Condition of Employment:
- Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to conduct experiments using common molecular biology techniques
- Ability to properly document scientific research
- Ability to use Microsoft Office programs and conduct basic statistical analysis
- Communication skills in English
- Ability to initiate and complete tasks independently
Preferred Qualifications
- Tissue culture and maintenance of various cell lines
- Multicolor flow cytometry experience
- Previous experience in presenting and/or aiding in publications
Job: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Schedule Full-time
Posting Date Apr 16, 2021
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Paul Lopez
Posting Contact Email
Posting Number 00656765
Req ID: 20665
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.
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