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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado





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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

This Professional Research Assistant position is available to start June 2024 in the laboratory of Dr. Susanna Molas at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Seeking a highly motivated individual to support all aspects of research in systems neuroscience.

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 primary vision of the Molas lab seeks to understand the neuronal circuits and mechanisms controlling novelty responses and adaptive learning processes with repeated exposures, by using a multidisciplinary research strategy with cutting-edge tools that integrate circuit mapping, gene expression analysis, photometry recordings, optogenetics, together with mouse behavioral paradigms.

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What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • The ideal candidate has organization and communication skills as well as experience in mouse behavior, mouse breeding, and neuroscience laboratory techniques (e.g., brain tissue sectioning and processing, fluorescent imaging, genotyping, stereotaxic surgery, etc.)
  • Familiarity with any of the typical techniques of the lab, such as fiber photometry, immunohistochemisty, viral tract tracing, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and mouse behavior is desired but not required.
  • The candidate will also have additional responsibilites of lab orders, keeping a good inventory, and supporting experimental procedures.

What You Should Know

  • The candidate will commit to the position for a period of at least one and a half to two years.

What We Can Offer

  • This is a 50%, benefits eligible position, with the possibility of expanding to 100%, after initial trial period in lab.
  • Annual salary of $17,800 to $20,000, subjected to prior experience.
  • The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass.


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's degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, or a related scientific field.

What You Will Need

  • Previous neuroscience-related lab experience.
  • Most importantly, we seek an individual with a strong desire to learn and perform neuroscience-related research along with characteristics involving attention to detail, organization, problem solving and communication skills, commitment to a safe learning/research environment, and flexibility in work schedule to meet experimental needs.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Some experience with animal colonies management, histology, and lab organization.

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 the position.
  3. List of 3 references

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.  If your degree was obtained outside the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

This position will be open from May 8 2024 to May 31 2024.

Note: Application material 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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