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Professional Research Assistant


Biofrontiers Institute

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Edward Chuong seeks to hire a laboratory manager to help drive forward exciting projects in evolutionary and functional genomics. Our research investigates the evolution of gene regulatory networks as they relate to human immunity and cancer. We are particularly interested understanding how genetic parasites known as transposable elements have shaped genome regulation in human evolution and disease. The position will involve designing and conducting experiments as well as duties associated with managing lab operations.

This is a potentially long-term position in a new and growing interdisciplinary lab with ample opportunities to learn new skills at the cutting-edge of genomics. A minimum of an 18-month commitment is required. 

Who We Are

Our lab is located in the BioFrontiers Institute in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, and affiliated with the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

For more information about the lab’s interests please visit

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Experimental Work

  • Mammalian cell culture (primary and cancer lines).
  • CRISPR-based assays.
  • Biochemical assays (e.g. chromatin immunoprecipitation, Western blotting, ELISAs).
  • Molecular cloning.
  • High-throughput sequencing library preparation.

Lab Management

  • Responsible for general purchasing.
  • Train new lab members.
  • Document lab protocols.
  • Maintain lab stocks and inventory.

What You Should Know

The final candidate will need to provide Proof of Degree that can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and a Letter of Recommendation.

What We Can Offer

Salary is commensurate with experience.


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What We Require

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences or a related field.
  • 2 years of experience in a molecular biology lab.

What You Will Need

  • Proficiency in molecular biology and standard biochemical techniques, and outstanding organizational skills are expected.
  • Proficiency in mammalian cell culture techniques.
  • The candidate must be self-motivated, communicate effectively, and be a team player.  

What We Would Like You To Have

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with chromatin assays (e.g. ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq).
  • Experience with genome editing techniques (e.g. CRISPR).
  • Experience with flow cytometry.
  • Experience with retroviruses/lentiviruses (BSL2 procedures).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter addressing suitability for position.
  3. Contact information for 3 references.
  4. In addition, you will need to submit 1 name with contact information who will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time (can be one of the 3 noted above). This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Posting Contact Name: Edward Chuong

Posting Contact Email: Edward.Chuong@Colorado.EDU

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