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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Liu lab is searching for a Professional Research Assistant position (PRA). The lab is interested in cancer cell biology and mitochondrial quality control related to neurodegenerative diseases.

This position involves research and experimental studies with mammalian cells that involve live cell imaging, high throughput screening of small molecule libraries and CRISPR screening.
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

Since 1986, Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder has offered a world-class interdisciplinary research environment in a breathtaking mountain setting. Faculty include a Nobel Laureate, five members of the National Academy of Sciences, three Howard Hughes Investigators, and many other esteemed scientists who have established themselves as research leaders within biochemistry.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Conduct research under the supervision of the principle investigator and lab duties such as ordering, compliance and training new lab members.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this full-time position is $36,000- $38,000 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.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor degree in Biochemistry or equivalent discipline.

What You Will Need

  • Research experience in a laboratory at a University or Company.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Molecular Biology, gene cloning, transfection, imaging, mammalian cell culture experience.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV that includes name and contact information for 3 references
  2. Cover Letter
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.
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: Xuedong Liu

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