University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant 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.

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes is looking for a full time Professional Research Assistant to work in the laboratories of Drs. Eckel and Bruce within the School of Medicine located on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The successful applicant will investigate lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in the central nervous system as well as the role of Lipoprotein Lipase in Alzheimer's disease, and to test potential therapeutics in both in vivo and in vitro systems while on a 2-year funded project.

_Specific Position Duties_

Approximately 90% of position will require expertise in cellular and molecular biology and experience with animal genetics and behavior. Specifically, this will involve (but is not limited too):

  • Generation and maintenance of large murine cohorts

  • Implementation of rodent cognitive performance using Morris water maze and other neurobehavioral tests

  • Tissue collection and processing

  • Histology (specifically for central nervous system tissues)

  • Analysis of protein and gene expression

  • Analysis of enzyme activity and function

  • Primary culture of glial cells

Approximately 5% of position:

  • Present results at lab meetings

  • Present results at project meetings such as research in progress

Approximately 5% of the position:

  • General Administrative and Research Compliance

  • Perform all research compliance activities required by the University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus

  • Perform general administrative duties as requested within lab

_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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_Diversity and Equity_

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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 qualifications_

  • Bachelors degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Biochemistry, or related field

  • Experience in a research laboratory setting

*note, educational experience will not substitute for prior professional experience

_Preferred qualifications_

  • Prior experience with murine models of disease

  • Experience with gene editing tools such as CRISPR

  • Prior experience with in situ hybridizations, immunostaining or similar detection methods

  • Experience with culture of primary glial cells

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15892