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University of Colorado Research Associate in Aurora, Colorado


Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – Retina Stem Cell and Regeneration

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 Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Associate position in the area of stem cells and regenerative medicine for the retina. The successful candidate will join CellSight - the Ocular Stem Cell and Regeneration Program. CellSight ’s overall mission is to restore vision in blind patients by catalyzing stem cell innovation. CellSight is currently developing a novel stem cell-based therapy for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases and is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for translational science to join our team in the role of research coordinator. This is a unique opportunity to work on cutting edge translational science and take part in developing the next generation of regenerative therapies for retinal degenerative conditions like age-related macular degeneration.

Examples of Work Performed:

The responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work closely with the project leader on the day-to-day tracking and follow up of milestones and timelines for the scientific aspects of the project

  • Coordinate milestone/timelines from all components of the project

  • Independently identify needs/next steps and take corresponding actions; this includes assigning identified tasks to team members in consultation with project leader

  • Maintain project management information and tracking systems. Including the set up and maintenance of all project documentation files, records and contracts according to the scope of work and SOPs

  • Interface with vendors and third parties. Coordinate and process timely acquisition of products and supplies (experimental animals, reagents, supplies, equipment). Build relationship with vendors and providers, obtain quotes and negotiate pricing, process MTAs.

  • Manage contracts and budgets associated with outsourced studies; financial reporting including tracking deliverables and invoicing

  • Coordinate with CU animal facility staff regarding everything pertaining to animal studies. Oversee all animal study protocols for assurance of compliance, scientific accuracy, and completeness

  • Ensure that all necessary infrastructure, equipment, reagents, animals, and personnel are ready and properly coordinated for timely execution

  • Assist CellSight investigators in preparation of Invention Disclosure Forms, Material Transfer Agreements, IACUC protocols, and similar documents

  • Assist in writing grant proposals and progress reports

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 .

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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.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in biomedical sciences or a minimum of 5 years of research experience in the field

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in management of scientific teams engaged in complex translational projects with well-defined milestones and timelines

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following additional credentials:

  • Ability to work in a highly independent manner

  • Attention to detail, excellent record-keeping, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Supervision Received:

This position will be under the direct supervision of the project leader.

Supervision Exercised:

This position will play a key role in project management. It will have the responsibility for overseeing and assisting other investigators in the timely accomplishment of milestones and timelines.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jul 5, 2019

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Valeria Canto Soler

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00764560

Req ID: 16723

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.