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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 Greg Rieker, starting Spring 2024. The project will focus on using stimulated Raman spectroscopy for detection of carbon in the ocean. This is part of a large and fast paced project. The research will include a combination of fundamental scientific experiments and theory. There will be opportunities to write grant proposals and mentor students. The University of Colorado at Boulder is host to a very active research environment in optics. Research associates are considered research faculty and receive generous benefits.

For more information, please contact Prof. Juliet Gopinath via email: or Prof. Greg Rieker at

You can visit the two web-pages to learn more:

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

ECEE at CU Boulder is an outstanding undergraduate and graduate program in Colorado by reputation, rankings and size! We are also:

  • Part of one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the nation.
  • Our undergraduate electrical engineering program was ranked No. 19 among our public peers in U.S. News and World Report's Best Engineering Programs for 2022.
  • We are ranked No. 13 among public computer engineering programs and No. 20 among public electrical engineering programs in U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools for 2022.
The Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering is pioneering scientific breakthroughs, launching innovative technologies and educating creative engineers that will solve today's societal challenges by improving human health, enabling security and promoting sustainability.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Research focusing on using stimulated Raman spectroscopy for detection of carbon in the ocean.

What We Can Offer

The starting salary range is $60,000 - $75,000 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.

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Be engaged. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D in a related field, a strong background in Raman spectroscopy and dual comb absorption spectroscopy through experimental research and academic courses.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume/CV.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. A list of contact information for three professional references. 
  4. A letter of reference.
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. However, if your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit an English-translated version as an Optional document.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For full consideration, please apply by February 28, 2024.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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