Senior Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado

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Aurora, Colorado

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Description University of Colorado – School of Medicine Job Description Sr. Professional Research Assistant (Sr. PRA) Physiology & Biophysics, School of Medicine Position Number: Nature of Work The Senior PRA is experienced role that supports Dr. Christie with managing his research group of 5 to 6 people. The position will focus on university compliance, lab organization (mouse colony management and inventory), and has reserved time (approximately 50%) to contribute to other aspects of the lab’s research, such as pioneering new tools/techniques, developing/performing mouse surgeries, or conducting experiments in collaboration with other members in the group. The research component can be structured flexibly to match the chosen candidate’s background, interests, and skills. This would be an excellent position for someone who enjoys working in a lab, conducting experiments, and has a strong interest in a longer-term position. Supervision Received The position will be supervised by Dr. Jason Christie. – Mouse colony maintenance (coordinating weaning, breeding, and crosses). – Inventory oversight of lab consumables, including ensuring reagents are stocked and reordered when necessary. – Ordering and maintaining an inventory of common lab supplies. – Maintaining common lab equipment and ensuring all lab members have access to – Modifying and updating the lab’s IACUC protocols, training documentation, SOPs, and EH & S compliance documentation. – Building working relationships with IACUC and EH & S staff to facilitate inspections, onboarding and training of new personnel, and optimization of new procedures. – Ensuring that new lab members receive all required training and access privileges, including maintaining current training records for lab personnel. – Coordinate/conducting mouse surgeries. Salary and Benefits: The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $49,000-65,000. 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. 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. Benefits: . Total Compensation Calculator: Diversity and Equity: Please click here for information on disability accommodations: 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. Qualifications Minimum Requirements – A master’s degree in biological science or closely related STEM field. A bachelor’s degree (in biological science or closely related STEM field) with >5 years of wet lab experience can substitute for the master’s degree. – At least three years of experience working with rodents is required. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. Preferred Qualifications – Experience conducting mouse surgeries. – Experience in systems neuroscience. – Experience modifying or writing IACUC protocols is highly desirable. Job: Faculty Primary Location: Aurora Job Category Faculty Department U0001 — DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS Schedule Full-time Posting Date May 13, 2021 Unposting Date Ongoing Posting Contact Name robby rigby Posting Contact Email Posting Number Req ID: 21242 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.