University of Colorado Professional Research Asst in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM/Department of Immunology Microbiology

Professional Research Assistant

Position #00657950– Requisition 15267

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.

_Nature of Work_:

A position as a professional research assistant is available in the laboratory of Thomas Morrison, Ph.D. in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. It is a full-time research position that will utilize molecular, biochemical, genetic, immunological, and in vivo approaches to investigate the host-pathogen interactions as well as anti-viral agents. This research position will involve in vitro and animal studies performed at biosafety level 2 and 3 working conditions. Initially, the position will primarily be a support role for other team members, with growth potential available.

_Supervision Received_:

The employee will be responsible to Tom Morrison, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and will be assigned to work with other members of laboratory staff.

_Supervision Exercised_:

The employee may be assigned to help train and supervise undergraduate student workers in the laboratory.

_Examples of Work Performed:_

This full-time position involves research on the molecular pathogenesis of virus-induced disease and anti-infectives to combat infection, with a focus on mosquito-transmitted alphaviruses. Work will largely be experimental. Work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Recombinant virus construction and generation of viral stocks

  • Culture of tissue culture cell lines and primary cells of mosquito and mammalian origin

  • Purification and analysis of RNA and proteins by multiple types of assays

  • Management of mouse breeding colony

  • Handling, inoculation, and necropsy of laboratory mice

  • Processing of animal tissues for downstream analyses

  • Immunological assays and Flow cytometry

  • Performance of in vitro and animal experiments at BSL3 conditions

_Salary and Benefits:_



The starting salary range for the position is $35,000 to $40,000 plusexcellentbenefitsincludinghealth/dentalinsurance, retirement, and leaveplan. The starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience and will be negotiated accordingly.This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

_Diversity and Equity:_

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.

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_Minimum Qualifications_:

  • A minimum of a B.S. or B.A. degree in microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, biology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of previous laboratory experience is desirable.

  • Prior experience in one or more of the following is an advantage:

o recombinant DNA techniques

o biochemical techniques

o maintenance of cells in culture

o work with viral or other human pathogens

o animal breeding, handling, and inoculation

Applicants should demonstrate that they are well-organized, reliable, independent, and possess considerable attention to detail. They should also have excellent verbal, written, and computational skills.

_Working Conditions_:

The employee will be expected to be highly self-motivated. Occasionally, experimental protocols will require working in the evening or on weekends. The employee will be working closely other team members in a small laboratory environment with growth potential.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Professional Research Asst

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15267