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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado School of Medicine**

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Neonatology

Professional Research Assistant

Position #765536 – Requisition #16940

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY atwww.cu.edu/cu-careers

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 Neonatology/ /has an opening for a/full-time //Professional Research Assistant /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.

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//./

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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.

_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.

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:_

This full-time Professional Research Assistant position is a faculty research position with primary duties to conduct research and is not involved in the instructional program. This position will work on a project investigating the role of platelet activation in the pathogenesis of pulmonary vascular disease in the setting of acute lung injury. Senior PRA rank will be considered for candidates who meet the Senior PRA qualifications which include a Master's Degree

_Examples of Work Performed:_

-Perform experiments including cell culture, ELISA, Western blot, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, flow cytometry, protein work, biochemical assays, and small animal work

-Microscopic analysis

-Maintain accurate database

-Participate in data analysis

-Project management with record keeping, organization of protocols, oversee tissue bank relevant to work

-Supervise trainees (students)

_Minimum Qualifications:_

-BS or BA degree in biology or related field

-Minimum 3 years Biomedical research experience

-Senior PRA rank will be considered for candidates who meet the Sr PRA qualifications, including a masters degree or related experience

_Preferred Qualifications:_

-Prior research experience in platelet biology laboratory

-Prior research experience in pulmonary vascular biology laboratory

-Animal handling experience

-Expertise in cell culture of primary cell lines

-Expertise in isolation of pulmonary vascular cells

-Proficient in ELISA, Western blot

-Ability to run Protein and RNA isolation and analysis

-Skilled in Immunohistochemistry

-8 years research experience

_Competencies:_

-Troubleshooting skills for new laboratory skills

-Ability to keep excellent records

-Ability to work collaboratively

-Ability to effectively troubleshoot

-Ability to work efficiently

_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: 16940

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