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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

Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder invites 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 Shen Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The PRA will join a highly collaborative and supportive group to investigate the molecular basis of membrane trafficking in mammalian cells and implications in human diseases. Duties include molecular biology, protein production, cell culture, laboratory management, and other tasks that fit into the overall goal of the lab.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $38,000 - $42,000 annually.

We offer outstanding training in essential biomedical research tools such as CRISPR genome editing, recombinant protein production, and high-resolution imaging. We also offer authorship in research publications and strong support of future careers.


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 pioneering. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a biology-related major is required.
  • Basic training in molecular or cell biology.
  • A commitment of at least two years.

What We Would Like You to Have

Preference will be given to highly motivated candidates aspiring to pursuing graduate or medical schools.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover letter briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. (Optional) Transcripts/proof of degree: 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 of the United States, please submit a translated version 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 remain open until June 30, 2024.

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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