University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado

Professional Research Assistant

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine,SchoolofMedicine

Position Number: 00050347

Nature of Work:

This position entails recovering explanted human hearts from the operating room at the time of heart transplantation, as well as participating in the post-surgical dissection and subsequent physiological characterization of these recovered organs in a muscle bath system for Heart Failure Research. Once the tissue is brought back to the lab the research involves assessing the biochemical and pharmacologic characteristics of these explanted human hearts utilizing biochemical and molecular measurements. This position also requires animal (rodent) work, including surgeries and molecular analysis. In addition, the candidate will be expected to diagnose and problem solve as it relates to the research project and muscle bath equipment; and collaboration with other PRAs, Sr. PRAs, and post docs in the lab.

Professional Field:

A baccalaureate degree or equivalent training in an appropriate field is also required (biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology or similar)

Supervision Received:

From the Principal investigator and Lab Administrator

Supervision Exercised:

none

Example of Work Performed:

The successful candidate for this position will recover explanted human hearts from the operating room at the time of heart transplantation, as well as participate in the post-surgical dissection and subsequent physiological characterization of these recovered organs in a muscle bath system. Also, this PRA will be assessing the biochemical and pharmacologic characteristics of these explanted human hearts utilizing biochemical and molecular measurements. Other qualifications include, but are not limited to: attention to detail, ability to write scientific reports, IRB protocol maintenance, RT-PCR experiments, and database management. The job will 24-hour availability 6-8 days/month. Animal work will involve surgery, tissue collection and analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Other qualifications include, but are not limited to: attention to detail, ability to write scientific reports, IRB protocol maintenance, and database management.


Minimum Requirements:

Requirements include a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. molecular or cellular biology, molecular pharmacology, biochemistry). Work will be performed primarily at the Anschutz Medical Campus at Fitzsimons.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located athttps://www.cu.edu/employee-services .

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Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 13283