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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado



Department of Immunology and Microbiology

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.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These

campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In

addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at

our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad arrayof academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Position Summary

This full-time, Professional Research Assistant position will perform tasks that are structured and designed to provide training and experience in the investigation of bacterial infections using cellular models. Microbiological and molecular biology techniques used in the position include: PCR, cell culture, cloning, microscopy, DNA extraction, DNA sequencing, cultivation of bacterial organisms, and western blotting. The position will also assist in preparation of common laboratory reagents and maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies.

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 .

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.

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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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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 biology, microbiology, or related field and one-year of experience working in a laboratory environment.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred qualifications:

  • One year of experience working in a microbiology lab with knowledge of aseptic technique and ability to clonally isolate bacteria.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral communication skills with the ability to exchange and collect information.

  • Experience working with BSL2 level pathogens.

  • Experience with molecular cloning and generation of recombinant DNA constructs.

  • Experience in keeping activity logs and managing inventory.

  • Experience culturing mammalian cells.

  • Experience with western blotting.

  • Planning and organization skills.

Working Conditions

The employee is expected to be highly self-motivated and detail oriented. The Professional Research Assistant position is overtime exempt and occasionally experimental protocols will require working in the evening, weekends or holidays. The employee will be working closely with the principle investigator in a small laboratory environment with growth potential.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Aug 14, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Brookoe Lydick


Posting Number 00775938

Req ID: 19017

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.