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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado

/University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus/

/School of Medicine, Department of Surgery -GITES/

/Professional Research Assistant/

/Position #00767622/

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.

The laboratory of Dr. Mitchell J Cohen, (Professor Department of Surgery-Division of GI, Trauma and Endocrine Surgery – Anschutz Medical Campus Aurora Colorado, Director of Surgery , Denver Health Medical Center Denver, Colorado), invites application for a full time Professional Research Assistant**to investigates molecular mechanisms of Trauma induced coagulopathy using several biochemical, immunological and cell biological techniques.

The PRA will report directly to the principal Investigator and will be responsible for planning and executing experiments under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Senior Research Staff. The individual hired for this position will be expected to present data, maintain knowledge of current scientific literature in the field, and perform administrative duties including laboratory purchasing.

The Principal Investigator will serve as the primary supervisor. Additionally, immediate supervision, experimental guidance and on the on the job training in required skills will be provided to the incumbent in this position by senior research staff members through attendance and participation at weekly Trauma Research lab meetings at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Research Center 2 location.

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and, the duties and responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Maintain cell cultures for in-vitro biochemical analysis and cell based experiments.

  • Perform nucleic acid isolation and quantification, cDNA preparation and qPCR assays, Protein quantification and western blots

  • Perform chemokine and cytokine ELISAs. Assist senior lab staff with data analysis and statistics.

  • Assist other PRA’s with processing blood samples.

  • Cross train with other PRA’s and learn to perform viscoelastic coagulation testing (TEG, ROTEM etc.)

  • Will help research residents in execution of wet bench experiments and data analysis

  • Perform other research related duties as delegated by the PI or Senior Research Staff.* *

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.


Total Compensation Calculator:https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

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

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.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences or related field.

  • Communicate results verbally and in written form.

  • Familiar with word processing and Photoshop programs.

  • Possess attention to detail and have excellent interpersonal skills, as he/she will be required to interact with other collaborating laboratory personnel.

  • Particularly familiar with cell culture, Western blotting, ELISA assays and data presentation.


  • Experience with Photoshop, Prizm

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 17237