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Temporary Parasitology Research Technician

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Johnson Laboratory ( is encouraging applications for two qualified parasitology research technicians to assist in the laboratory at the world-recognized University of Colorado located in scenic Boulder Colorado beginning in May and concluding in August 2021.

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 Johnson laboratory has made it our mission to sincerely commit to promoting diversity! This search is open to all candidates from any race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status especially those from underrepresented groups in science.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Perform necropsies on a wide range of amphibian, fish, and snail species to identify and quantify macro-parasite infections. This will include 
  1. isolation of macro-parasites for molecular and morphological vouchers and abundance 
  2. use of microscopic photography techniques to identify and document in situ and isolate macro-parasites. 
These individuals will also be expected to assist with daily management of the laboratory including husbandry of live amphibians and snails and to assist with laboratory experiments. 

What You Should Know

This position is temporary and does not include housing costs.

What We Can Offer

$14-$16 per hour, based on the amount of previous 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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Be Collaborative. Be Genuine. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Competitive candidates will have prior independent research experience which must include necropsy of vertebrates, proficient excel and data entry skills, and some parasite identification skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. A Cover Letter that states your specific necropsy experiences, previous scientific research experiences, with a statement of how you will support diversity and inclusion in our team, and why you would like to work for the Johnson Laboratory specifically and your availability for a start date (must be able to start by May 10th, 2021).   
  3. List of References: contact information for three professional references (include email and phone number) 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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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