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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 Allergy & Immunology

Professional Research Assistant

Position #764199 – Requisition #16699

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY

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 Allergy/ /& Immunology/ /has an opening for a /full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA) /position.

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.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

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

_Salary and Benefits:_

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

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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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

_Job Summary:_

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy and Immunology has an opening for a full-time professional research assistant. This position will be based at the HTC, which is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The primary responsibilities of this position include the utilization of immunological techniques including flow cytometry, cell culture and immunoassays to develop novel diagnostic assays for assessment of patients with immune deficiency, immune dysregulation and allergy and support research and clinical studies within the section of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics.

_Examples of Work Performed:_

  • Will spend 80% of their time on flow cytometry and cell culture based assays and projects.

  • Work with the senior scientist and laboratory director.

  • Will train on flow cytometry techniques and assist with developing assays for the detection of a variety of human immune cells.

  • Will also be involved in developing assays for human immune function including intracellular cytokine staining and analysis of phosphorylated proteins.

  • Will also assist in performing research projects focused on understanding the immunological responses in food allergy. These assays will include using both cell culture and flow cytometry to evaluate basophil and other immune cells' responses to food allergens.

  • Will also be involved in banking of research study samples including cryopreservation of cells and maintaining a database with sample information.

  • 20% of the PRA's time will be spent on maintaining detailed laboratory notes, assisting with routine laboratory maintenance and laboratory inventory.

  • Expected to attend laboratory meetings and present their experimental data when required.

_Minimum Qualifications:_

  • BA/BS Degree.

  • A least a year of laboratory bench experience, familiarity with sterile techniques for cell or tissue culture is an advantage but not necessary for this position.


  • Demonstrates curiosity and enthusiasm to learn new techniques.

  • Ability work well in a team environment.

_Conditions of Employment:_

  • Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado.

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16699