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Professional Research Asst

at University of Colorado Boulder

Posted: 1/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 15632
Keywords: laboratory

Job Description

Universityof Colorado – School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes in the School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking a full-time Professional Research Assistant to maintain and conductanimal studies and husbandry, perform invitro assays of various directions and cell lines, run and maintainspecialized instrumentation, maintain records of collected data and analysis,and present data and other relevant information in laboratory meetings.

Examples of WorkPerformed

The PRA will work with animal models.  He/she will perform animal survival andnon-survival surgeries, collect tissues and samples from animals for vascularfunction and mitochondrial measurements; process tissues for protein isolationor immunohistochemistry; conduct Western blot, and ELISA assays; conduct cellculture studies; conduct and help with reactive oxygen species measurement;conduct microscopy as necessary. The applicant will be involved in experimentaldesign and data analysis. Additionally, the applicant will be expected to workas part of a team and manage responsibilities accordingly.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.


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Diversityand Equity:

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TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


MinimumQualifications:  BA/BS degree in Science.  


PreferredQualifications:  1-2 years of laboratory experience.  Experience inhandling animals and performing both in vivo and in vitro studies.


Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities

Experience performing experiments with mice and rats ispreferred, as well as knowledge of basic anatomy, cell culture, and laboratorytechniques.