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Professional Research Assistants

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.

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

Please see the PRA Talking Points below for all of the “perks” that come with these positions!

 Professional Research Assistant Talking Points

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 “perks” include 22 days of vacation per year and 10 hours of sick time per month.  Opportunity to be “vested” in the 401a retirement benefit after one year where the employee contributes 5% of their pay and the University matches this with 10%.  Health and Dental plans which now include vision. 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!