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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Brumbaugh lab is encouraging applications for enthusiastic and hardworking applicants for an open research assistant position. 

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 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

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 work) is preferred. 

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.
  • Lead all aspects of ordering research items.
  • Connect 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

$35,000 - $50,000 commensurate with 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.

Be Statements

Be Collaborative. Be Proactive. 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 proven understanding 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
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue 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 Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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