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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

The Department of Integrative Physiology 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

At the Department of Integrative Physiology we study organisms as functioning systems of molecules, cells, tissues, and organs. This emphasis on whole-body function, and its applications to human health and disease, has made Integrative Physiology the largest undergraduate major at CU-Boulder. Our PhD program was recently ranked 9th out of 63 physiology programs in the country. Our diverse faculty include several who have joint affiliations with the Institute for Behavioral Genetics and the Center for Neuroscience, as well as clinical divisions at the CU-Anschutz medical campus.

For a video introduction to the Department and our mission/vision and diversity statements, see the About Us page.

This specific position will be under the Sleep and Chronobiology lab. More information can be found here.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Nighttime and daytime work hours including weekends (during studies predominantly nighttime) 
  • Collection of biological specimen 
  • Collection of sleep and circadian physiology data 
  • Collection of human performance data 
  • Assist with research participant recruitment and screening 
  • Assist with analysis of biological specimen 
  • Assist with analysis of sleep and circadian data 
  • Assist with laboratory maintenance 
  • Maintaining and updating data generated by studies 
  • Case report and research record documentation 
  • Library research and assist with completion of reports 
  • Assist with laboratory maintenance, including purchasing of supplies and training staff/maintaining a cleaning schedule 
  • Processing paperwork for reimbursements and billings 
  • Other duties as needed

What We Can Offer

The hiring rate for this position is $43,888 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 pioneering. Be Boulder.

What We Require

B.A or B.S in a sciences field

What You Will Need

Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and as a team member required 

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Previous research experience.

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. 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 July 31, 2024.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

In compliance with the Colorado Job Application Fairness Act, in any materials you submit, you may redact or remove age-identifying information such as age, date of birth, or dates of school attendance or graduation. You will not be penalized for redacting or removing this information.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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