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Professional Research Asst

at University of Colorado Boulder

Posted: 1/7/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 15379

Job Description

University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus

SOM Allergy and Clinical Immunology 

Professional Research Assistant

Position #653191 – Requisition 15379

The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

Job Summary:

The Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in theDepartment of Medicine seeks applicants for full-time Professional ResearchAssistant to work in the Dreskin/Chen laboratory. The laboratory focuses on:

  1. The study of functionalIgE-allergen interactions as they pertain to food allergies
  2. Design ofnew peptide-based vaccines feasible for the treatment of peanut allergy.

The desired candidate should have background in immunology,experience in murine models and good knowledge of standard research practicesand methods. The candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic aboutscience, work efficiently and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Examples of Work Performed:

The position involves research on designing peptide-basedvaccines and test the vaccine efficacy in mouse models of peanut allergy. Workwill include, but not be limited to:

  1. Production and purification of recombinant proteins inbacterial
  2. Analysis of proteins by multiple types of assays
  3. Immunological assays : ELISA, Western blot microarray andflow cytometry
  4. Vaccination of allergic mouse model and analysis of  cytokines and antibodies.
  5. Culture of cell lines and primary cells of mammalian origins

Salary and Benefits:

Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.


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Diversityand Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | AnschutzMedical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse studentbody, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote aculture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. Weencourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilitiesand all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity andequality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in immunology or a relatedfield. 
  • A minimum of two years research experience in a biomedical lab
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in expression of recombinant proteins in E.coli. 
  • Experiments in murine models. 
  • Skills in basic laboratory techniques such asELISA assays. 
  • Comfort managing large Excel spreadsheets.


REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3-5 professional references. 4). Letters of reference. Questions should be directed to Xueni Chen at