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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/ Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology

Working Title: Manufacturing Associate I – Cell Therapy

Official Working Title: Professional Research Assistant

Position #00773111 – Requisition #18574

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.

Nature of Work

The selected candidate will be responsible for implementing entry-level Cell Therapy GMP operations, maintaining the cGMP facility, and properly executing procedures at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility to meet client and cGMP requirements for the manufacture, testing, and distribution of cell-based products for patient administration.

Professional Field

This position requires experience related to general chemistry, facility maintenance and cleaning, and performing entry-level aseptic cell culture manipulations for a variety of human-derived cell populations.

Supervision Received

This position reports directly to the Sn. Operations Manager - Cell Therapy at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility.

Supervision Exercised

This position will not have direct reports.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Full-time position at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility located nearby the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

  • Monitor and maintain processing and testing equipment, facilities, and supplies. This will include routine handling and lifting of laboratory supplies, and bench-top equipment and regular cleaning of facility, supplies, and equipment.

  • Implementation of entry-level manufacturing operations of cell-based products at the new facility.

  • Document manufacturing and cleaning operations using Good Documentation Practices.

  • After additional training, perform aseptic cell culture on a routine basis.

  • Maintain laboratory notebooks, GMP documents, logs, and computer databases.

  • Manage tasks to meet project expectations related to timelines, budget, and quality.

  • Provide exceptional customer service to users of the facility.

  • Work in a professional and collaborative manner with coworkers and prospective users.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is 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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Diversity and Equity:

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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.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General laboratory biochemistry experience.

  • Experience operating and maintaining cell/tissue culture equipment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, or related field.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Mar 19, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Carmen Garcia

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00773111

Req ID: 18574

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.