University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Professional Research Assistant

Position #657479 – Requisition 13640

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 array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology currently seeks a full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA). The primary jobs of this person will be to perform tissue culture experiments, process mouse tissue for immunohistochemistry and quantitative PCR, use laser confocal scanning microscopy to analyze and quantitate immunostained tissue and perform statistical analyses of quantified data. The position is non-tenure track, and can be terminated at any time without notice. The PRA will report directly to the Principal Investigator, Linda Barlow (PhD, Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology). However, the PRA is expected to work in cooperation with lab members on a daily basis.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Use of sterile tissue culture technique to maintain and experiment with lingual organoids derived from mouse tongue stem cells.

  • Perform Perfusion fixation of anesthetized adult mice.

  • Cryosectioning and immunostaining of fixed mouse tissue

  • Confocal microscopy

  • Conduct quantitative PCR analyses of organoids and mouse tissue

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

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:

  • BA or BS Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of research facility experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with biomedical literature pertaining to taste bud development and regeneration, and ability to master this literature

  • Familiarity with Microsoft office software package, Adobe Photoshop, and statistical analysis software.

  • Knowledge of sterile technique for cell and tissue culture

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 13640