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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Professional Research Assistant

Position #00772911 – Requisition 18462

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

The laboratory of Dr. David Bentley seeks to hire a Professional Research Assistant to work on cutting edge questions in RNA Biology and Gene Expression of human cells in health and disease. Our lab is in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and part of the RNA Bioscience Initiative at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The Professional Research Assistant will work on exciting projects related to gene expression in cancer and Down syndrome using genome wide methods of RNA-seq and ChIP-seq. The work involves experimental bench work in biochemistry, molecular biology, and genomics with the opportunity to learn high throughput data analysis techniques.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelors degree in biological sciences, chemistry or a related field. Knowledge of the general techniques used in molecular biology and biochemistry is an advantage. The candidate must be self-motivated, organized, communicate effectively, and be a team player. Interested applicants may visit

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Supervision Received :

This position will report directly to Dr. Bentley who is committed to providing constructive feedback and training.

Supervision Exercised :

The person in this position will be expected to pass on any training or experience they have that is relevant to their work to other people within the laboratory.

Examples of Work Performed :

RNA isolation and purification, molecular cloning, mammalian tissue culture, biochemical assays, high-throughput library preparation and laboratory management.

Salary and Benefits

The hiring salary is $35,568 to $55,000 per annum and 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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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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Minimum Requirements:

Bachelors degree in biological science or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experimental experience with biochemistry and/or molecular biology.

Experience with mammalian cell culture.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 28, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name David Bentley

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00772911

Req ID: 18462

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.