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Professional Research Assistant

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The Brumbaugh lab is seeking enthusiastic and talented applicants for an open research assistant 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, developmental biology, and animal husbandry (mouse) is preferred. Applications for both part-time (10-20 hours per week) and full-time positions will be considered.

Who We Are

The Brumbaugh lab is part of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. We ask fundamental questions about early development and stem cell biology with the ultimate goal of improving human health and driving scientific discovery. Check out our website for more information: 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Administrative duties
  • Coordinate lab repositories of plasmids and cell lines
  • Organize biosafety certification and animal husbandry protocols
  • Introduce incoming lab members to common laboratory practices and safety guidelines
  • Oversee ordering of research items
  • Communicate with vendor representatives regarding orders
Wet lab duties
  • Maintain common lab reagents, equipment, and consumables
  • Organize, breed, and genotype mouse colonies
  • Unpack and distribute orders upon arrival
  • Design and execute experiments in support of ongoing projects in the lab

What We Can Offer

Salary commensurate with knowledge and experience.


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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Be Collaborative. Be Resourceful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • B.S., B.A., or equivalent degree in Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field

What You Will Need

  • A working knowledge of basic software (word, excel, powerpoint)
  • A strong interest in developmental and molecular biology

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
During the application process, you will need to submit 2 names and emails for individuals who would be willing to write a letter of recommendation for you. These individuals may be contacted at a later time and the letters they submit will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Please apply by January 14, 2019.

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

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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