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Professional Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering encourages applications for a Professional Research Associate to work in the laboratory of the principal investigator, Professor Theodore Randolph. This role will work to build and test vaccine production equipment and conduct a variety of biochemical and biophysical assays related to determining efficient formulation conditions for therapeutic proteins and vaccines. The Professional Research Associate will use a number of analytical techniques in the laboratory. Many techniques will be based on standard biochemical assays, while others will require the use of custom equipment and specialized experimental protocols for which the selected candidate will receive training.

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

Founded in 1893, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions. As Colorado's flagship university, CU Boulder has selective admissions standards and a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Assembling and testing of vaccine production equipment.
  • Carefully recording data including experimental results and experimental conditions. 
  • Results of experiments and relevant experimental details will be reported in weekly research discussion meetings and in written reports. 
  • Lab management duties are shared with the laboratory group and include maintaining stocks of supplies and reagents, maintaining chemical safety.

What You Should Know

  • This position does not require travel. Work hours are standard 9-5 but can be flexible with mutual agreement.
  • This position is anticipated to extend through October 1, 2020, with the possibility of renewal.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary will be $45,000.00.


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

B.S. level degree in Engineering, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience in the design and assembly of mechanical equipment.
  • Familiarity with computers for CAD/CAM design and basic Matlab programming.
  • Experience with conducting chemical assays in a laboratory setting. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Proof of Degree
    • The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree.
    • If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version.
  4. Letter of Recommendation

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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