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University of Colorado Professional Research Asst 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.



_Job Summary:_

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes in the Department of Medicine / School of Medicine located on Anschutz Medical Campus is looking for a highly motivated, dedicated individual interested in tumor biology and endocrine cancer research. The project involves adrenal cancer which is a deadly disease with limited treatment options. We have developed the first new cell and animal models to use to find new therapies for our patients. The position will be working closely with the members of the Wierman lab in molecular and cell biology techniques at the bench and work with mice implanted with tumor cells derived from patient’s tumors.

The individual should have experience in the field of molecular biology and interest in tumor biology. They will be an integral member of the team working to develop new markers for tumor aggressiveness and new treatments for patients with adrenal cancer and other endocrine tumors. The laboratory environment is team-oriented, where motivation and dedication are rewarded.


The individual will be involved in the study of new genes in human tumor samples, cell lines and animal models. This will include performing cell culture, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, cell culture assays, transfection/transduction for overexpression and knock down, PCR, sequencing, DNA/RNA/protein extraction and Western blotting. It also will include preparation of human tissues and blood samples, and collecting corresponding clinical data. Xenograft animal experiments will be performed to test new targeted therapies in patient tumor samples.

_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 Requirements:_

  • BA/BS in Science with laboratory experience

  • Experience with general molecular biology laboratory techniques

  • An understanding of genetics and molecular genetics

  • Good verbal and written communication skills and understanding of scientific literature

  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills

  • The individual must be reliable, pay attention to detail, and be able to multi-task efficiently

  • Excellence with computer skills with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Ability to actively problem-solve, be proactive and work within a team

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Experience with DNA/RNA/Protein extraction

  • Experience with cell culture, immunohistochemistry, immunoblots, PCR, transfections, transductions

  • Prior work with nude mice or other rodent models

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Professional Research Asst

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15667