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Research Associate- Endocrine Neoplasms Research Program

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

University of Colorado - School of Medicine
Research Associate

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:



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
    This position will work within the Division's broad Endocrine Neoplasms Research Program (thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and neuroendocrine tumors) with research focus areas in genetics/genomics/epigenetics, cancer metabolism and tumor immunology.
    This position will focus on a deeper understanding of aggressive and indolent behavior in endocrine tumors. This position will be responsible for the development of novel research methods, conduct experiments using in vitro and in vivo approaches, project planning, data interpretation, authorship of presentations and publications, lab management, and training personnel.
    Professional Field
    Endocrine Tumor Research
    Examples of Work Performed
    The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
    • Oversight of a database and tumor banks
    • RNA and DNA analyses of different endocrine tumors and cell lines (RNAseq, whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, epigenetic analyses)
    • Cell culture
    • Conducting experiments using techniques including drug treatments, western blots, shRNA/CRISPR, qPCR, protein/RNA/DNA extraction, cloning, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, cell imaging, mouse experiments and dissections, leading the development of new cutting-edge techniques
    • Mouse models on endocrine cancers: primarily human cancer cell xenografts and patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models
    • Writing of scientific manuscripts and grants
    • Training lab personnel of all levels
    • Preparing laboratory data for discussion and presentation
    • Attending and presenting at laboratory meetings and research conferences Supervision Received
      The employee will report to Dr. Bryan Haugen
      Supervision Exercised
      This position will directly supervise PRAs and mentor trainees.
      Salary and Benefits:
      The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $52,000 - $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.

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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.

      Minimum Qualifications
      • PhD in molecular biology, cellular biology, cancer biology or related fields. Applicants must have experience in the following techniques:
        Preferred Qualifications
        • Animal handling and animal experiments
        • Experience with in vitro mechanistic and in vivo translational models.
        • Experience with statistics and bioinformatics
        • Experience with RNAseq, whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing
        • Previous experience in a lab manager role Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
          • Ability to work independently and as apart as a team to support research projects, including experimental design, development of protocols, troubleshooting, interpretation of data, and planning the next steps.
          • Ability to keep detailed and accurate electronic records
          • Ability to work well with others

            Special Instructions to Applicants:

            Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

            Application Materials Instructions:

            Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers , refer to requisition ID: 23057

            When applying, applicants must include:
          • A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
          • A current Resume/CV
          • The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

            Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

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