Professional Research Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Aurora, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime

Professional Research Assistant - 21526 
Research Faculty 



Manufacturing Associate II/III

Working Title: Professional Research Assistant - Biologics Development and Manufacturing

Gates Biomanufacturing Facility

The Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine has an opening for a full-time Manufacturing Associate II (or III) at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility. The Gates Biomanufacturing Facility is an academic cGMP facility dedicated to the development and manufacture of novel cell-therapy and protein-based therapies for early phase human clinical trials. This position will be responsible for developing, scaling-up, and implementing purification processes related to biologics-based therapeutics.

The University of Colorado Denver is an urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. The university has proudly positioned itself as one of the top urban research universities in the country.  As part of this commitment to excellence the Anschutz campus has invested in the capability to development and manufacture materials for clinical trials in cGMP Phase 1 compliant manner.

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Associate II (or III) is responsible for supporting manufacturing of biologics based therapeutics and participating all cross functional activities including but not limited to Process Development (PD) and Process Engineering (PE) to develop, scale-up, and transfer new products to cGMP manufacturing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Full-time position at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
    • Execute recombinant protein manufacturing processes at development, pilot scales and engineering run including buffer, media and solution preparation, fermentation, cell lysis, chromatography and ultrafiltration.
    • Execute analytical methods for protein characterization including UV-Vis spectroscopy, SDS-PAGE and HPLC.
    • Execute molecular biology techniques related to DNA plasmid production, nucleic acid modification, and in vitro transcription. Perform analysis of nucleic acid by gel electrophoresis, qPCR and HPLC.
  • Performs manufacturing activities according to cGMP guidelines, including batch record execution line clearance
  • Ensures safety and cGMP compliance in the manufacturing area.
  • Develop and author necessarily supporting cGMP documentation that supports all manufacturing processes and operations, including but not limited to: Equipment Use Logs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Batch Production Records, Receiving Inspections, Deviation Reports.
  • Troubleshoot process and/or product failures and investigate deviation. Drive CAPA investigations and implementation of actions working closely with the Quality Assurance.
  • Communicate with other departments and cross functional teams to ensure for successful execution of operations for cGMP manufacturing and ensure that equipment and materials are available for production runs.
  • Prepare and present technical data and processing information to clients, as necessary.
  • Oversee and coordinate teams to meet project expectations related to timelines, budget, and quality.
  • Train and mentor new employees, junior scientists and interns.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to users of the facility and work in a professional and collaborative manner with coworkers and external clients.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary is $46,000-$76,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.  This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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.


Benefits: .

Total Compensation Calculator:


Diversity and Equity:


Please click here for information on disability accommodations:


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.





Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry, Biology Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent
  • Manufacturing experience

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with biologics based manufacturing process
  • Experience with authoring Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Batch Production Records, Raw Material Specifications, Deviation Reports
  • Experience with inclusion body based solubilization, refolding, and purification techniques
  • Experience working in a cGMP manufacturing setting intended for human use, including work in ISO Class 7 and 8 rooms and ISO Class 5 biosafety cabinets
  • Experience operating and maintaining processing equipment
  Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers , refer to requisition ID: 21526
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.
    Job Category
    : Faculty 
    Primary Location
    : Aurora 
    Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21796 - ADM CHAN GBF Spnsrd/Gift 
    : Full-time 
    Posting Date
    : Jun 1, 2021 
    Unposting Date
    : Ongoing 
    Posting Contact Name: Dash Batt 
    Posting Contact Email: DASH.BATT@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU 
    Position Number: 00765519
    View or Apply

    Similar Positions