Senior Professional Research Assistant , University of Colorado, School of Medicine

  • Postdoc
  • Scientist
  • Laboratory-based translational research on pediatric cancer immunotherapy

Aurora, Colorado ,USA


• Leading lab management, including purchasing and maintaining budgets 15%
• Supervise PRAs and other lab personnel in day to day processes and experiments 15%
• Perform studies as related to cellular immunotherapy of leukemia 10%
• Collaboration with PI, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and other PRAs 5%
• Conducting mouse experiments is a major job responsibility (injecting tumor cells, mouse anesthesia, pre/post-op care, following mice for symptoms of tumor growth, medication administration, mouse sacrifice and tissue harvesting); animal facility staff does day-to-day mouse care, so this is not a usual part of job responsibility 15%
• Management and maintenance of mouse colonies 10%
• Maintaining cell lines in culture and in vitro immune assays 10%
• Conducting experiments using techniques including drug/radiation treatment of cell lines, western blot, shRNA transfection/infection, qPCR, protein/RNA extraction, flow cytometry/cell sorting, immunofluorescence microscopic cell imaging 10%
• Expansion, activation genetic modification of human and murine T cells in culture 10%

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree in biology or related field, 5+ years of professional laboratory experience in lieu master’s degree
• Minimum 1 year of cancer, molecular, or cell biology lab experience
• Significant experience with lab mouse models
Preferred Qualifications
• Previous experience with mouse handling, injections, anesthesia, and organ/tissue harvesting
• Experience in mouse colony maintenance
• Prior experience in cell culture techniques
• Experience in immunology research and/or flow cytometry
• Previous supervisory experience in a laboratory setting

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Salary: $55,000 to $65,000
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