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University of Colorado Senior Professional Research Assistant - Cell Therapy/Tech Transfer in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado

CU Title: Senior Professional Research Assistant

GBF Working title: Scientist 1 – Cell Therapy/Tech Transfer

Charles C. Gates Biomanufacturing Facility

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

The Gates Biomanufacturing Facility has an opening for a full-time Tech Transfer Scientist for the Cell Therapy Process Development and Manufacturing team. The Gates Biomanufacturing Facility is an academic cGMP manufacturing facility dedicated to the development and manufacture of novel biological therapies for early phase human clinical trials. This position will be responsible for leading process development operations related to iPSC-based therapeutics at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility. Responsibilities include leading technical transfer of processes and analytical methods between client and GBF, as well as between GBF process development to GMP manufacturing.

Professional Field

This position requires experience related to general cell biology, molecular biology and aseptic cell culture manipulations with an emphasis on iPSC.

Supervision Received

This position reports directly to the Senior Scientist - Cell Therapy at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility.

Supervision Exercised

This position will not have direct reports.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Technical lead for the transfer of projects into the facility, from process development to manufacturing scale.

  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining processing and testing equipment, facilities, and supplies. This will include routine handling and lifting of laboratory supplies, and bench-top equipment and regular cleaning of facility, supplies, and equipment.

  • Document experiments using Good Documentation Practices.

  • Perform aseptic cell culture on a routine basis.

  • Perform aseptic processes in the cGMP clean room.

  • Assist in authoring sections of Development and Production Reports, Batch Production records, and CMC sections of INDs.

  • Maintain laboratory notebooks, logs, inventories, and computer databases.

  • Manage tasks to meet project expectations related to timelines, budget, and quality.

  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external clients.

  • Work in a professional and collaborative manner with coworkers and clients.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $49,000 to $100,000. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range ( or hiring range ) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .

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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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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

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with 3-5 years experience or PhD with 1-3 years experience in Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, or related field.

  • At least 1-3 years of experience skin cell biology.

  • Direct experience with iPSC research is preferred.

  • Experience with GLP/GMP systems is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Generation and maintenance of human iPSC lines.

  • Experience with human keratinocytes and skin biology is a plus.

  • Experience with common laboratory techniques such as flow cytometry, ELISA, qPCR, and primary cell culture

  • Experience preparing batch production records is a plus.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 26, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Number 00781934

Req ID: 20311

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.