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Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

A position for a research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder is available with Professors Juliet Gopinath and Victor Bright, starting Fall 2022. The project will focus on adaptive optical devices for structured illumination microscopy and super-resolution microscopy (STED). The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., a strong background in microscopy and microfabrication through experimental research and academic courses.

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 University of Colorado at Boulder is host to a very active research environment in optics. For more information, please contact Prof. Juliet Gopinath via email: or Prof. Victor Bright at Victor.Bright@Colorado.EDU. You can visit the two web-pages to learn more: and

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The research will include a combination of fundamental scientific experiments and theory. There will be opportunities to write grant proposals and mentor students.

What You Should Know

This position duration would be from 8/1/22 to 7/31/24.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $60,000 per year. Research associates are considered research faculty and receive generous benefits.


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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Be curious. Be innovative. Be Boulder.

What We Require

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., a strong background in microfabrication, optics and lasers through experimental research and academic courses.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Transcripts/Proof of Degree

For full consideration, please apply by July 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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