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Research Associate

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The Falke laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder seeks an experienced researcher to join its studies of the exquisitely sensitive sensory pathway employed by leukocytes (white blood cells) to systematically follow faint chemical trails during infection- and wound-seeking. The same pathway regulates cell growth and oncogenesis, thus a better understanding of pathway mechanisms will strongly impact the fields of signaling and cancer biology. The methods employed range from single molecule biophysics to protein engineering to molecular and cell biology. The lab is well established and has multi-year NIH funding for this project. 

Who We Are

The Falke laboratory is a founding unit of both the Molecular Biophysics Program and the Biochemistry Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Responsibilities of this position include:  

  • Carrying out rigorous, productive, cutting edge research on key lab projects
  • Transmitting findings via conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications
  • Training other lab members
  • Maintaining a positive working relationship with the PI and other lab members

What You Should Know

This is a full time research position in the Falke laboratory.

What We Can Offer

Salary commensurate with experience.


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

PhD required, as well as extensive research experience in at least two of three areas:  (1) molecular biophysics / physical chemistry;  (2) biochemistry / protein engineering;  (3) molecular biology / cell biology.

What You Will Need

In addition to the above, the successful candidate will be a rigorous, productive, motivated researcher that desires to make an impact on our field.

What We Would Like You To Have

Also important are independent, critical and creative thinking skills, as well as the ability to  master new experiments and train junior lab members.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV - which should include publications and contact information for 3 references.
  2. Cover letter
  3. You will need to submit contact information for 3 references. These individuals may be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
This position will remain open until filled.

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

Posting Contact Name: Joseph Falke

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer