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Lab Manager

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Quandt lab is seeking enthusiastic and talented applicants for an open Lab Manager position. This position would include both research and administrative opportunities. The ideal candidate would be highly organized and possess strong interpersonal skills. Lab experience, particularly in the areas of molecular biology and microbiology is preferred.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Quandt lab is part of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our lab studies fungal evolutionary biology - especially the evolution of host association, the evolution of pathogenicity, how fungi interact with other microorganisms, and fungal biodiversity. Phylogenetics, genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, experimental evolution, and molecular community ecology are tools that we are currently using to address these larger interests in fungal biology. Check out our website for more information:

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Administrative duties

  • Coordinate lab repositories of fungal and bacterial cultures.
  • Organize biosafety certification and laboratory protocols.
  • Introduce incoming lab members to common laboratory practices and safety guidelines.
  • Oversee ordering of research items.
  • Help generate Lab Expectations document for current lab members.

Wet lab duties

  • Maintain common lab reagents, equipment, and consumables.
  • Organize and make culturing supplies such a solid and liquid media.
  • Autoclave waste and sterile items.
  • Unpack and distribute orders upon arrival.
  • Complete experiments in support of ongoing projects in the lab.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

Salary dependent on education level and years of experience. Range $35,000 - $49,000 annually, plus 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

  • B.S., B.A., or equivalent degree in evolutionary biology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or a related field.

What You Will Need

  • A working knowledge of basic software (Word, Excel, Google Drive).
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A strong interest in microbiology or molecular biology.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (Used for Phone Reference Checks)
  4. Statement Describing Research Related Goals

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Please apply by 5/20/22 for full consideration, the position will remain open until it is filled.

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

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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