University of Colorado Professional Research Asst in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

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.

Full time Professional Research Assistant (PRA) position is available in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) Anschutz Medical Campus. The position will involve translational research aimed at understanding the role of immunotherapy and receptor tyrosine kinases in tumorigenesis and radio-sensitization of multiple cancer types, including head and neck cancer. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and able to work independently. Qualified candidates should have a BA or BS, or equivalent degree in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field with a background in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, and/or oncology. Self-motivation, commitment to scientific research, ability to learn new techniques, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Applicant should be proficient with computers. Experience with cell culture, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, PCR and animal models, including handling, colony management, and genotyping, strongly preferred. Position will include conducting research experiments, data analysis and reporting, and other duties as assigned.

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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.

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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 Requirements:

  • Have a BA or BS

  • Good communication and organizational skills

  • Good computer skills

  • Good GPA (transcript required)

Desired or preferred:

  • Experience with biological modeling

  • Experience handling rodents/using animal models

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Professional Research Asst

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15127