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Professional Research Assistant - Junior Technologist (PRA 1)

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant - Junior Technologist (PRA 1)

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 candidate will be part of a team doing esoteric and niche testing in a way that directly impact patient card. The successful candidate will be interested in learning new assays and be self-motivated enough to expand skills and perform quality, detail-oriented work. This position involves patient diagnostic testing under CAP and CLIAA regulations, as well as work under the FDA GxPs to support novel drug development.

Professional Field

The laboratory specializes in the development and validation of novel biomarkers, translating research discoveries into actionable diagnostic testing. The work will also be used to support immunotoxicology and efficacy testing for new drug development. The candidate will need to comfortable working in a regulated environment in compliance with CLIAA/CAP as well as the FDA GxPs. While experience with these regulations is not required, an attention to details and willingness to work is a regulated and structure environment is necessary.

Supervision Received

This position will report to the laboratory director and with the lead technologist manage personal work assignments and perform first review of work for quality and compliance with regulations.

Supervision Exercised

This position will have no supervisory responsibilities beyond full accountability for the quality and integrity of their own work.

Examples of Work Performed

This PRA position will perform the following duties:

  • This scientist will perform testing to help diagnosis patients and contribute to making sure drugs are safe and effective.
  • Complete assigned assays in a self-directed manner
  • Possess an attention to details and consistency in laboratory work
  • Be invested in your work and aware that you impact patients
  • Participate with lead tech and senior technologist to complete assay validations on an aggressive timeline
  • Prioritize work your own work day in collaboration with our Lead Tech and Director to meet all necessary timelines
  • Work as part of an interdependent team to produce high quality and timely data

Salary and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $37,000 to $45,000

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.


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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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Self-motivated to produce quality work
  • Interest in having a positive impact on human health through quality science
  • Experience with ELISA, hemolytic, multiplex and other immunology based testing is a plus
  • Ability to work as part of a team, maintaining professional behavior with diverse people

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor of science degree in immunology, biology or related field
  • Some laboratory experience in a clinical or regulated setting

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working under FDA GxP regulations including 21 CFR Part 58, and Part 11
  • Experience working in a CAP/CLIAA diagnostic immunology laboratory

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