Job DescriptionThe Division of Cardiology is seeking applicants for a full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA) position at the Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology.
This position is for a professional research staff to assist in performing proteomics and mass spectrometry experiments, as well as data analysis in biomedical research laboratories. The primary professional responsibilities of the Professional Research Assistant will be to procure biological specimens for high-throughput molecular analysis, and perform data entry and processing tasks.
In addition, the Professional Research Assistant is expected to help in the preparation and maintenance of experimental reagents, materials, equipment, laboratory supplies, tools, and consumable items; keeping records and inventories; and helping to create a clean and sanitary working environment.
Finally, the Professional Research Assistant will also be tasked to work independently or as part of a team in the Division on various molecular and cellular biology experiments, including cell culture, immunostaining, and protein & nucleotide analysis.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assist in the day-to-day operation of the laboratory.
Culture, passage, and maintain cell or tissue samples of animal or human origins on a daily basis.
Prepare reagents and other experimental materials.
Perform cellular biology and biochemistry experiments, including cell culture, immunostaining, immunoblots, PCR, protein analysis, and other experiments.
Follow, document, and optimize experimental protocols and standard operating procedures, record daily tasks, observations, and data.
Document detailed research notes on paper and/or computer.
Perform data analysis on computer.
Ordering and logging of supplies and equipment.
Maintain laboratory equipment and working environment.
Provides assistance to research staff, investigators and collaborators.
Provide technical training on experimental protocols to other research staff, investigators, or collaborators as needed, as assigned by the supervisor.
Any other tasks, as assigned by the supervisor.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary range for this position is $35,600-$39,500.
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.
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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.