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.
The Department of Orthopedics has an opening for a full time Professional Research Assistant. The position will be part of a clinical trial in orthopedic research that evaluates the efficacy of nutraceuticals on the microbiome and osteoarthritis. Elements of basic science bench work and clinical recruitment will be required.
Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Microbiology
Mike Zuscik, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Orthopedics
Director, Colorado Program for Skeletal Research
Examples of Work Performed
Participant recruitment into a clinical trial aimed at testing a microbiome-based treatment for osteoarthritis
Sample pickup and coordination
Coordination of tissue preparation, nucleic acid extraction and storage in collaboration with the Tissue and Molecular Imaging Core in the Department of Orthopedics.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including patient sensitivity
Enthusiasm for this project and other scientific endeavors in the lab
Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational and recordkeeping skills
Professional comportment in the confidential recruitment of patients into studies
Ability to work independently as well as a part of a multidisciplinary team
Positive attitude with the desire to advance research
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $36,000 to $39,000
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Bachelor’s degree in biological science and at least 2 years experience working in a wet lab
Prior sample management experience
Experience with web-based tracking systems (i.e. REDCap, OnCore) and Microsoft Office programs
Experience developing, amending, and executing human protocols, and interaction with the COMIRB in each of these aspects
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Cell/tissue culture experience
Tissue processing experience, including histology sectioning and staining (paraffin and cryo) and immunohistochemistry
Experience performing flow cytometry and other tissue/blood analytic platforms
Experience sampling, handling, and processing human fecal material
Experience processing and isolating blood sample fractions, i.e. PBMCs
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS
Posting Date Mar 23, 2021
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Lindsey Renn
Posting Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Number 00782259
Req ID: 20599
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