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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder encourage applications for a Professional Research Assistant!

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 Stem Cell Research and Technology Resource Center at the University of Colorado Boulder:

The CU Boulder Stem Cell Research and Technology Resource Center is a campus-wide shared facility with the mission of promoting interdisciplinary research utilizing stem cells.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and certification status.
  • Maintenance and restocking of consumables and lab supplies.
  • Maintenance of gas storage closet and backups.
  • Maintenance of Liquid Nitrogen storage unit.
  • Maintenance of the stock room.
  • Clean and maintain the laboratory space.
  • Working with external technicians to troubleshoot technical problems with lab equipment and microscopes.
  • Cell work: feeding and plating of cells.
  • Culturing human iPSCs for various purposes.
  • Support, mentoring, and monitoring of work-study students.
  • Manage internal software.
  • Manage internal spreadsheets.
  • Setting up lab space and accounts for new users.
  •  Assist in advertising and represent the Center.
  • Assist in managing an established stem cell research seminar series.
  •  Aliquoting media and reagents.

What You Should Know

  • This is a full time position. Occasional weekend work will be necessary.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align 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 salary for this full-time position is $35,000 - $42,000 annually.


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 ambitious. Be proactive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

A Bachelor's Degree.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with mammalian cell cultures or stem cells and sterile techniques are desirable.
  • The ideal candidate will be asked to coordinate and undertake maintenance and cleaning schedules, maintain a close inventory of Center supplies and order new supplies as needed, apply good customer service and communication skills, prepare stem cell media and other sterile solutions, and culture stem cells for various applications. 
    • This is a great opportunity to gain experience in culturing human iPSCs and related laboratory techniques.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
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. However, if your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for a reference. We will request a letter 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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