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.
Nature of Work
This position involves performing basic and preclinical research on obesity and its metabolic complications. Studies will include molecular and physiological assessments of animal models, in situ and in vitro studies of metabolism and metabolic markers, and coordinating collaborative team science with multiple laboratories. Responsibilities will involve implementation and performance of animal and cell culture experiments, tissue processing, data analysis, and image-based analysis.
Obesity and obesity-related disorders
Dr. Paul MacLean
None to begin with, but there is an expectation that with growth of the team that the individual oversee the work of graduate students, post-docs, and other technicians.
Examples of Work Performed
General laboratory operations management
Small animal genotyping, exercising, feeding, weighing, and welfare checks
Small animal survival surgery, necropsy, and tissue collection/processing.
JESS, ELISA and other molecular assays
Cell culture and mitochondrial function assays
Coordination of research in core facilities/equipment associated with the Colorado NORC
Coordination of research activities with other institutional cores on campus
Data entry, management, analysis, and presentation
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established as follows:
PRA Level 2 $37,500 to $52,000
PRA Level 3 $41,500 to $76,000
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range ( or hiring range ) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
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Bachelor's degree with two years of relevant experience or Master's Degree for PRA2 Level
Bachelor's degree with three years of relevant experience or Master's Degree and one year of relevant experience for PRA3 Level
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience with IACUC compliance, rodent handling and genotyping
Experience with sterile laboratory and molecular biology techniques
Knowledge in computer-controlled research instrumentation
Ability to work both in a team environment and independently
Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Working knowledge of Microsoft (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), SPSS, Adobe Professional
Knowledge of HIPAA requirements
Experience using SAS or R programing
Experience performing computational image analysis
MS in relevant fields is preferred and PhD level training will be considered.
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS
Posting Date Jan 15, 2021
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Sabrina Ferguson
Posting Contact Email email@example.com
Posting Number 00616178
Req ID: 19838
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.