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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado

/University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus/

/School of Medicine, Department of Surgery – Division of Transplant Surgery/

/Professional Research Assistant/

/Position #00767901/



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.

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

/A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.//Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here//./

_Nature of Work:_* *This is a full-time (40 hours per week) Professional Research Assistant (PRA) position at the Colorado Center for Transplantation Care, Research and Education (CCTCARE) in the Department of Surgery, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center (AMC), Aurora, Colorado.The University of Colorado 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.

The employee will work in the CCTCARE laboratory with Dr. Ronald G. Gill’s lab personnel. He/she will interact principally with the senior research associate. The position is not eligible for tenure. An employee in this position can be terminated at any time without notice and severance pay may not be provided. The University of Colorado is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff students and visitors. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

_Professional Field:_ Basic Research

_Supervision Received:_This position reports to the hiring authority Ronald G. Gill, Ph.D. and Marilyne Coulombe, Ph.D. Supervision will include training and oversight for the position’s responsibilities.

_Duties and Responsibilities:_ This is a position requiring interest in medical research, the ability to be self-directed and detail-oriented, with strong communication and interpersonal skills. This position entails the execution of/in vivo/and/in vitro/experiments as they relate to rodent pancreatic islet transplantation. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Breeding, record keeping and cellular/molecular phenotyping of several genetically manipulated mouse strains.

  • Performing general lab duties such as tissue culture, PCR, reagent preparation and equipment maintenance.

  • Execution of/in vitro/immunological techniques such as flow cytometry, mixed lymphocyte cultures, cytotoxicity assays and ELISA.

  • Renal subcapsular transplantation of islets into diabetic mice, murine skin transplantation and treatment of recipient mice with various therapeutic reagents.

  • Post-transplant assessment of graft function and documenting results.

  • The isolation of pancreatic islets of Langerhans from mice

  • Providing assistance to other lab personnel when necessary

*Working Conditions:* This position works Monday-Friday and will be located at the Barbara Davis Center Building on the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center campus in Aurora, CO.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences.

  • Accurate record keeping, good organizational and quantitative skills.

_Desired Qualifications:_

  • Relevant research laboratory experience.

  • Experience with animal handling, flow cytometry, ELISA and PCR is preferred.

  • Proficient computer skills and experience with various software programs in Microsoft Office are necessary. Statistical software experience/proficiency a plus.

  • An ability to work both independently and as a member of a research team.

  • Motivated, reliable and willing to be supervised and taught new research techniques.

  • Master’s degree or course work in biological sciences is a plus.

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 atEmployee 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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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.

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Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 17283