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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Biology

Professional Research Assistant (PRA)

Position #760860 – Requisition #16140

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY atwww.cu.edu/cu-careers

The University of Colorado 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.

A Professional Research Assistant (PRA) full-time position is available to work in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Dempsey who is the Director of the Organoid and Tissue Modeling program in the Section of Developmental Biology, Department of Pediatrics.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care./Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here//./



_Nature of Work:_

This PRA position is associated with the Organoid core and will be directly involved in the generation, characterization and application of mouse and human 3D organoids produced from both adult and pluripotent stem cells.



_Examples of Work Performed:_

  1. Generation, characterization and biobanking of organoids produced from mouse and patient-derived tissues

  2. Cell culture work including general maintenance of adult organoids

  3. Development of 3D organoid assays

  4. Application of human pluripotent stem cell programming to generate 3D organoids

  5. PCR/qPCR, immunohistochemical staining, organoid imaging

  6. Development of new techniques/assays associated with organoid cultures

  7. Able to work independently but also able to communicate and assist researchers in other laboratories.

  8. General laboratory maintenance including ordering supplies, receiving laboratory reagents, and making stock solutions

PLEASENOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is$37,000-$43,000 and iscommensurate with skills and experience.

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.


Total Compensation Calculator:https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation(for questions, please contact Rhonda Buckner at rhonda.buckner@childrenscolorado.org

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Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations:http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis 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.

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis 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.

_Minimum Qualifications:_

  1. Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences (preferably in Molecular/Cellular Biology)

  2. Minimum of 12 months of research lab experience. Note: educational experience will not substitute for prior professional experience.

  3. Proven expertise in mammalian cell cultures and sterile technique.

_Preferred Qualifications:_/__/

  1. Prior experience with 3D organoid stem cell cultures and software and analysis

  2. Prior experience with pluripotent stem cell cultures

  3. Prior experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques (DNA and RNA isolation, PCR and qPCR, transfection and transduction, cell-based growth and apoptosis assays)

  4. Experience with histology and immunostaining (immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence)

  • Competencies:*
  1. Demonstrated organizational skills, excellent communication skills including detailed record keeping, report writing and excel database management

  2. Detail oriented, willingness to learn and motivated to troubleshoot technical problems

  3. Able to work independently or in a team environment

  4. Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  5. Be self-driven, able to multi-task and be detail oriented.

  6. Able to use Microsoft Office Suite and statistical software to collect and present data.

  7. Able to conducts experiments independently or with other laboratory personnel and can communicate with and assist researchers in other laboratories.

Conditions of Employment:

Candidate may be required to work hours outside of normal business hours as well as weekends.


· Must be willing and able to successfully pass a 10-panel drug test

· Must be willing and able to successfully pass a national criminal background check

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Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16140