PRAHome

Professional Research Assistants

Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics


Are you interested in working in one of our research laboratories?

If you currently have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the sciences, we welcome those looking for a permanent career as a Professional Research Assistant or those wanting some cutting-edge research experience before applying to grad school. Our departmental Professional Research Assistants come from many backgrounds and possess a wide variety of research skills and extensive laboratory experience. Their expertise is critical to the success of our researchers, and many go on to graduate or medical school after working in our laboratories.

These positions come with a wide variety of “perks” and opportunities to be part of very successful research teams and projects. Professional Research Assistants can work in the laboratory as a career or use the opportunity to gain research experience to eventually apply to a higher degree program.

Substantial benefits include 22 days of vacation per year and 10 hours of sick time per month. Opportunity to be vested in a 401a retirement plan where the employee contributes 5% of their pay and the University matches this with 10%. Health and dental insurance, as well as additional optional vision plans. Tuition benefits to enroll in courses at the University of Colorado Denver for both you and your dependents.

In addition, there are many employee discounts including athletic, fitness, sporting events, apartments and lodging, automotive, concerts and theatre, entertainment, finances, mortgage and real estate, products and services, public transportation and more!

For those looking for job opportunities in a research lab, please visit CU Careers for current openings at the University for Professional Research Assistants.