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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant 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.

Nature of Work

The University of Colorado’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is an internationally renowned program that provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive tract, pancreas and liver. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has faculty and staff making contributions to research, clinical trials, and nationally recognized patient care. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery is one of the top ranked in the United States and our clinical partner, the University of Colorado Hospital, and is in the top hospitals nationwide as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is rapidly growing, with clinical practices throughout the state of Colorado and over 80 researchers, physicians and staff, all working toward its vision to prevent and treat disease while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.

As an important member of the research team, the Professional Research Assistant will support the Assistant Professor with basic science research in the topic area of “ Control of Inflammatory Acidity in Mucosal Inflammation .” This position is accountable for meeting study-specific goals and timelines, while also performing and assisting with research tasks. This position communicates appropriately and effectively with investigators and other team members, has outstanding customer service skills, and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Responsibilities include technical laboratory work related to inflammatory bowel disease including biochemical analysis, quantitative PCR, cell culture, ELISA, western blot, tissue histology, mouse handling/dissection and flow cytometry.

  • Utilizing specialized knowledge and sophisticated research techniques examining inflammation-related signaling by intestinal epithelial cells.

  • Implementation of schedule methodology, timeline and detailed lab book maintenance.

  • Collecting, recording, analyzing, and presenting data in lab meetings.

  • Assist faculty with development and writing of research protocols.

  • Assist faculty with development and writing of manuscripts and presentations.

  • Meeting with the project Principal Investigator (Ian M. Cartwright, PhD) on a minimum weekly basis for the purpose of progress updates and mentoring and occasionally with senior faculty members.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $35,600 to $43,000

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.

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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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Office of 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.


Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Laboratory Research experience (Mucosal biology or immunology research experience is a plus).

  • Experience with mouse handling, drug delivery techniques, and dissection of relevant gastroenterology tissues.

  • Experience with molecular biology techniques.

  • Experience with cell/tissue culture.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service and patient relations skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to interpret and comprehend complex research protocol information.

  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and murine equivalents.

  • Availability to work occasional weekends.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jun 10, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Ian Cartwright

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00784649

Req ID: 21596

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.