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Temporary Researcher - Sleep and Neuroinflammation

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Sleep and Inflammation Laboratory of the Department of Integrative Physiology seeks an enthusiastic and conscientious research technician to join our team, which investigates interactions between sleep and the immune system. The successful candidate will contribute research effort to innovative projects that use pre-clinical models to elucidate mechanisms underlying alterations in sleep pertaining to traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disease. 

The individual in this position will conduct a specified program of research in the areas of sleep and neuroinflammation, providing leadership for students within our research group, and carrying out other activities central to the lab’s research. Knowledge of basic laboratory skills and prior experience working with rodents in a research setting are required. The candidate will receive additional training in the application of neuroscience approaches, including but not limited to rodent behavior, biochemistry and immunohistochemistry. The position will begin no later than October 2020.

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

At the Department of Integrative Physiology, our research spans the entire discipline of physiology, from the genetics of behavioral traits to the assessment of human performance. There are 21 research laboratories in the Department and each laboratory is directed by one member of the faculty. Use the menu of laboratory names at right, or the listings by faculty name below. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Rodent handling and husbandry.
  • Biochemical assay for protein and nucleic acid assay quantitation.
  • Rodent manipulations including surgical procedures and drug administration.
  • Immunohistochemistry of brain tissue.
  • Fluorescence and light microscopy.
  • Statistical analysis and data visualization.
  • Data collection, tracking and reporting of research results.
  • Maintenance and organization of all required logs and notebooks.

What You Should Know

This temporary research position without full university benefits will begin no later than October 2020.

What We Can Offer

This position is a temporary researcher position without the full university benefits, which will be compensated hourly up to 40 hours per week, for no longer than nine months. Following this period of evaluation (which may be less than nine months), a successful candidate will be able to apply for a full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA) position, which will include full benefits as offered by the University of Colorado.

For the PRA position, salary will be commensurate with skills and experience, range $28,000-35,000 annually. The temporary researcher position will be compensated correspondingly.


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.A./B.S. in Physiology, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, or Neuroscience or related field.
  • One year of laboratory experience working with rodents.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently within a research lab.

What We Would Like You To Have

Prior experience with or knowledge of the following skills:
  • Molecular neurobiology techniques.
  • Light and Fluorescent Microscopy.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A letter of application which specifically outlines job requirements, qualifications and interest.
  2. A current Resume/CV including date of availability.
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document.
  4. Official or unofficial transcript at the time of application. Proof of Degree will be not be required to apply but will be required prior to the start of work.
Please note this is a temporary research position without full university benefits. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

More Information: For more information, please contact the lab manager, Amrita George,

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: Amrita George

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