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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 Hematology Oncology Bone Marrow Transplantation

Professional Research Assistant

Position #00631222– Requisition #20210

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  • 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.

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology Oncology Bone Marrow Transplantation has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant position.

Nature of Work:

  • Laboratory-based translational research on the immunology of cancer.

  • Conduct experiments; assist with project planning, data interpretation, contribute to publications and lab management.

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 .

Position Emphasis:

Perform experiments to support research goals of the group 50%

  • Perform experiments independently

  • Perform experiments with other students, postdocs to contribute to publications and overall productivity of the group

  • Maintain accurate and current laboratory notebook including all experimental details

  • Write-up and present experiments in small group meetings

Maintain research mouse colony 30%

  • Set up mouse matings

  • Tag/tail/genotype progeny

  • Address any problem issues with mouse colony

  • Interact with animal facility staff

  • Maintain on-line and printed records of animals in colony

  • Order animals for lab members

Order reagents and equipment and maintain laboratory organization 20%

  • Use University system to order reagents and supplies as needed

  • Maintain laboratory stocks and equipment and be responsible for coordinating repairs when needed

  • Maintain lab records of stocks, help with lab clean-up events

  • Supervise new trainees, rotation students, undergraduates in lab jobs and experimental endeavors

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $40,000 to $50,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee 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.

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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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Office of Equity:

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 Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science or Bachelors of Arts in Cell Biology or closely related field

  • One to three years of related research experience

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience using GraphPad PRISM

  • Experience using flowjo/kaluza flow cytometry analysis software

  • Previous experience with mouse models, including performing tail vein injections, cloning, sacrifice, lymph node harvesting and plasmid preparation


  • Prior experience with maintenance of mouse colonies and models

  • Able to troubleshoot, design experiments, and collaborate amongst peers

  • Excellent communication skills using the English language

  • Ability to follow and maintain protocols when handling hazardous materials

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 22, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Jodi Naylor


Posting Number 00631222

Req ID: 20210

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.