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CIRES/Limnology Professional Research Assistant

Requisition Number:

16944

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The Center for Limnology, a unit of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder, seeks a Research Assistant for a full time position. A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, or a related field is required for this position; a valid driver’s license, the ability to swim, and the ability to lift 40 pounds also are required. Prior college coursework in limnology and professional experience in limnology (e.g., including limnological sampling techniques, ion chromatography, automated wet-chemistry analysis) are preferred but not required for this position. The Research Assistant will support the Center’s routine field operations and laboratory analytical services. This individual will help to maintain a safe working environment and will help train and supervise student employees.

Who We Are

At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.


The Center for Limnology at CIRES is to promote research and teaching related to inland aquatic ecosystems, including lakes, streams, and wetlands.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Collection of field measurements and samples from lakes and streams.
  • Chemical and biological analysis of water samples.
  • Maintenance and calibration of analytical instruments and sampling gear.
  • Quality analysis and quality control for analytical services.
  • Additional duties also may be required.

What You Should Know

CIRES commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

What We Can Offer

CIRES can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, or a related field.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to swim.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must possess a valid driver license.

What We Would Like You To Have

Prior college coursework in limnology and professional experience in limnology (e.g., including limnological sampling techniques, ion chromatography, automated wet-chemistry analysis) are preferred but not required for this position.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. List of references: the names, professional titles, and contact information of those who are familiar with your qualifications and work history.
  4. One (1) confidential Letter of Recommendation (LOR) will be required at a later time if you are a short-listed candidate or the finalist, depending on the selection process. Please contact your LOR writer in advance, that they should expect to receive an email about submitting the letter. It may be someone who you have already named on your “List of References”.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 19, 2019, or until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: James McCutchan

Posting Contact Email: james.mccutchan@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer