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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

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.

This is a full-time, NIH-funded PRA position in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in Aurora, CO. The PRA will report to Dr. Mair Churchill and will work in her structural biology research group. The position will focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying chromatin structure and its assembly. Duties will involve development and implementation of methods to determine structures, interactions and functions of histone chaperones. The position will begin immediately.

This position is in the professional field of Biochemistry and Structural Biology. The laboratory studies structural and mechanistic aspects of gene regulatory systems in eukaryotes using biochemical, biophysical, and structural biology methods.

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 at .

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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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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.


This position requires knowledge of biochemistry, protein chemistry, biophysics, molecular biology to differing degrees. This position requires problem solving skills, as well as scientific aptitude and creativity.

Candidates are expected to have a B.A. or B.S. related sciences. Evidence of a strong commitment to research is required.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jun 26, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Jennifer Orsund

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00626939

Req ID: 18499

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.