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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Professional Research Assistant

Position 00780697– Requisition 20028

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.

Job Summary:

We are seeking applications for a Professional Research Associate with a strong background in immunology and flow cytometry. The applicant will have experience designing multicolor flow cytometry panels and performing and analyzing flow cytometry data for both their own research project and for preclinical animal studies of IBD and clinical studies of immunotherapeutic drugs for blood cancers studies. Research projects will be focused on the immunology of host:microbe interactions in HIV and SARS-CoV-2 T cell immunity. The applicant will also help to support a small flow cytometry core facility by training users to operate flow cytometers, cell sorting on a FACSFusion and FACSAria, and maintain instruments. The applicant should also have experience with mouse dissection and generation of single cell suspension from various mouse tissues as well as isolation of PBMC from blood. The applicant should be self-motived and have strong problem-solving skills. The lab has stable funding and is looking for a long-term employee. The applicant will enjoy working in a large, fun, easy-going lab with many opportunities for acquiring new skills. Highly competitive salary will be offered for qualified applicants.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Flow cytometry-based studies of host:microbe interaction and SARS-CoV-2

  • Support flow facility - QC of flow cytometry instruments and performing cells sorts

  • Training facility users to operate flow cytometers

  • Competency with FlowJo and other analysis platform for flow and Cytof

  • Consistent communication skills with team

  • Communication with instrument support services

  • Knowledge of clinical flow cytometry instruments QC is a plus

  • Isolation of PBMC from blood

  • Mouse handling/dissection

  • Generation of single cell suspension from mouse tissues

  • Preparation of flow cytometry SOPs and presentation at internal, institutional, and external meetings

  • Team player, willing to assist in various other projects as needed

Salary and Benefits: .

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $44,500 to $77,000. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .

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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Office of Equity:

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.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Immunology, Biology or related science

  • 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in analysis of high dimensional data using R language or the equivalent tools

  • Knowledge of biostatistics

  • 2 years of experience on >8 color polychromatic flow staining and analysis.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 3, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Lynn Hoak

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00780697

Req ID: 20028

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.