The PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR) is a scientific society devoted to those of us interested in various aspects of pigment cells. Our Society is a very interactive one, meeting on an annual basis, and is composed of clinicians, developmental biologists, biochemists, immunologists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, chemists and physicists, among other disciplines. Look at the PASPCR Information page for more information on our Society.

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Professional Research Assistant at The University of Colorado, Department of Dermatology School of Medicine

The successful candidate will be investigating the role of the tumor suppressor p53 in mouse development and tumorigenesis using molecular and cellular biology techniques including but not limited to:

  • DNA and RNA preparation, PCR, RT-qPCR
  • Tissue preparation for paraffin embedding, sectioning, immunostaining and microscopy
  • Mammalian tissue culture, flow cytometry and western blotting
  • Mouse colony management, necropsy and surgery
  • The day-to-day operation of the lab, including but not limited to ordering supplies, inventories and preparing solutions
The successful candidate is expected to design and execute experiments, perform scientific troubleshooting, data analysis and presentation, write and adhere or modify standard operational procedures or protocols. The Professional Research Assistant will present at lab meetings and participate in the preparation of manuscripts or grants. The successful candidate will oversee laboratory general compliance with laboratory safety requirements, train new and existing employees, maintain supplies and inventory, hazardous/biological waste disposal and adhere to University of Colorado operational procedures and policies.

Minimum Requirements
  • B.S. degree in Biology, Chemistry or related fields
  • Detail oriented, able to maintain meticulous laboratory records, supplies, and sample records

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Research experience in cancer or vascular biology
  • Experience with mouse husbandry, colony maintenance and xenografting


Please send applications to Dr. Tamara Terzian (

  • A detailed cover letter which specifically addresses the job requirements, outlines the applicant's qualifications and goals, and why the applicant might be the best fit for this position.
  • A current Resume/CV
  • The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three to five professional references attached to your CV

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