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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

Applications are invited for two professional research assistant positions to assist in a multi-disciplinary translational project aimed at reversing osteoarthritis through a multimodal biomaterial therapeutic approach. This team project is led by Prof. Stephanie J. Bryant in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Materials Science and Engineering Program, and the BioFrontiers Institute.

Questions can be directed to Stephanie Bryant (

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 Biomaterials and Functional Tissue Engineering laboratory, led by Professor Stephanie J. Bryant, develops novel biomimetic and biodegradable materials for regenerative medicine with the goal of translating these technologies into human application. A large focus of the lab is on musculoskeletal tissues (e.g., cartilage and bone) with an emphasis on the role of mechanobiology of stem cells and the immune system in regeneration.

To learn more, please visit our website.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Conduct research under the supervision of the principal investigator.
  • Perform cell culture and biochemical/molecular biology assays.
  • Participate in project meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with team members.

What You Should Know

We are not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for these appointments will be $40,000-$70,000 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

  • Applicants should have at a minimum a Bachelor degree in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering or related field.
  • Research experience in a laboratory at a University or in Industry.
  • Experience in cell culture and various biochemical and molecular biology assays (e.g., ELISAs, qPCR, etc.).

What We Would Like You to Have

  • An advanced degree (MS or PhD) in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering or related field is welcomed, but not required.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
During the application process, you will be asked to submit contact information for one reference who will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf immediately following the submission of your application.

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 an English-translated version as an Optional document.

For full consideration, please apply by January 5, 2024. These positions will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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