Professional Research Assistant - 23110

University of Colorado

Denver, CO

Job posting number: #7086841

Posted: October 8, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Denver 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:

Translational Biomaterials Research Laboratory (TBRL) in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is looking for a professional research assistant who has experience in synthesis and engineering of functional biomaterials for tissue engineering application and animal studies in cardiac or neural tissue engineering. The candidate must be willing to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team of engineers, clinicians, and industrial partners.

Specific Position Details:

The professional research assistant (PRA) will:

Collect native tissues from animals including brain, heart and optic nerve
Perform the decellularization of tissues and further chemical modification to induce polymerizable functional groups
Build mechanical property-variable three-dimensional disease model for the mechanobiology in neural diseases including Alzheimer's disease and optic neuropathies
Optimize the 3D model by rheology studies
Grow ocular or brain organoids using human iPSCs and monitor neural or ocular cell behavior in the 3D model and explore gene expression changes using PCR and RNA-seq analysis including sample preparations
Train MS and undergraduate students in PI's lab for iPSC cultures and basic polymerization skills
Help PI with grant application including data processing and small section of grant writing

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $35,500 - $76,000. This is based on 1.0 FTE/100% full time effort.

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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Job posting number:#7086841
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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