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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Environmental Engineering Aerobiology Laboratory, part of the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, is seeking post-doctoral talent with classic microbiology skills.

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

Mark Hernandez is the S J Archuleta Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; he directs the Environmental Engineering Microbiology and Disinfection Lab at the University of Colorado. This lab focuses on the characterization and control of microbiological air pollution and microbially induced corrosion. The lab develops genetic, biochemical and toxicological techniques to assess the efficacy of engineering interventions in sectors of sanitary engineering and industrial hygiene that are relevant to environmental health.  There is special focus on aerobiology science for wide-area surveillance, indoor cleaning technology and the design of aerosol disinfection systems in the built environment. More about our laboratory’s research activities can be found at:

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Laboratory organization.
  • BIOAerosol sampling campaigns.
  • Culturing bacteria, fungi and viruses.
  • Executing aerobiological assays of genomics, allergens and biomass.
  • Lab methods development.

What You Should Know

The anticipated start date for this position is mid-July and would have a 18 month duration with option for renewal. 

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

The base salary associated with this position is $61,000 per year. Relocation assistance is available.


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

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology with experience in aerosol characterization. 

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Optional: Letter of Recommendation
  4. Optional: Transcripts/Proof of Degree
  5. Optional: PDF Sample of Work

Please apply by July 6, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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