Professional Research Assistant - Wang Lab

University of Colorado - School of Medicine
Professional Research Assistant
The Department of Immunology & Microbiology has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant to work at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
This is an entry-level laboratory research position. This position will participate in the initiation of research projects and maintain the operations of the lab. Experience and background in molecular biology, cellular immunology and animal models are needed for this position. This position requires self-motivation and the ability to work independently and as a team member of the research group.
The job responsibilities are to perform research work in laboratory setting on a daily basis and participate in our group research activities as needed, which include:
+ Perform experiments as related to research project
+ Review, develop and implement new or modified laboratory techniques required for research projects
+ Trouble-shooting and problem-solving as related to the research project
+ Analyze experimental results and prepare data for publication in peer-reviewed journals and for presentation at scientific meetings.
+ Tabulate research data and keep a detailed, easy to understand laboratory notebook, and accurately collect and maintain up-to-date records of experimental data
+ Present data and journal articles in a laboratory meeting setting
+ Be willing to work occasionally with flexible hours
+ Conduct literature searches
+ Prepare reagents for routine laboratory work
+ Ensure that reagents (plasmids and other biological reagents) that are generated are properly documented and stored in the laboratory.
+ Complete University laboratory safety training and maintain University certification to work with radioisotopes, hazardous chemicals, infectious agents, recombinant DNA molecules, and animals.
+ Follow all University guidelines regarding the management of chemical, radiochemical and infectious waste.
Techniques:
+ Molecular biology work including gel electrophoresis, PCR, cloning and subcloning.
+ Tissue culture
+ Genotyping mouse models
+ Microscopic and flow cytometric analysis
+ Animal care related to research procedures
+ Computer software or technical skills.
Special conditions of employment:
This position may require occasional extended hours and/or time outside normal working hours.
Hazardous Chemicals
Infectious Materials/Human Blood or Bodily Fluids
Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
+ Bachelor's or Master's degree in biology or other related field.
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Experience and background in molecular biology, cellular immunology and animal modes are highly desirable.
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.
The University of Colorado Denver 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 investigations for all prospective employees.
The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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.
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.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
Application Materials Instructions:
Applications are accepted electronically atCU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 4145
When applying, applicants must include:
+ A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
+ A current Resume/CV
+ The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.
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