Research Instructor

University of Colorado Aurora, CO
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Research Instructor

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Instructor position in the laboratory of Dr. Boris Tabakoff. The focus of the research support by funding from NIH is the creation and use of a whole transcriptome directory for several organs of a genetically diverse 96 strain panel of rats. The position requires an excellent knowledge of RNA-Seq data acquisition and analysis, including transcriptome reconstruction and quantitation. The individual must have a good understanding of quantitative genetic data analysis techniques and be able to work comfortably in a group of bio-statisticians and informaticians to develop pipeline for data analysis and the display of data and analysis information on our website, https://phenogen.ucdenver.edu. Bench research involves the isolation of DNA and RNA and measurement of RNA levels and annotation using methods including microarray analysis, RNA- and DNA-Seq, ChIP and methylation assays. Specific duties include performance of the assays above, as well as assistance with day-to-day operations of the laboratory including quality assurance/quality control, bench chemistry, and analytical methodologies, as well as laboratory management tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or a closely related field with knowledge and experience in both molecular biology (RNA-related) and quantitative genetics. In addition, candidates must have two years of postdoctoral experience in global "omic" (e.g. RNA-Seq) generation and analysis.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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