Research Associate

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Rinn Lab in the BioFrontiers Institute and the Department of Biochemistry are encouraging applications for a Research Associate to join our team. Our research program focuses on RNA biology and aims to bridge classic biochemical techniques with cutting-edge genome-scale technologies. We are a small group of 4 scientists and looking to expand to add a Research Associate position. This would entail collaborating with team members as a team member. As such thus this Research Associate position is aimed at finding a new member who would be willing to supply biochemical and or genomic expertise to advance these ongoing projects. This would not be a specific technique repeated over and over – rather we aim to have the Research Associate learn a variety of new techniques in collaboration with students and postdoctoral scholars. This would include authorship on any publications and respected input and ideas as projects advance. This position would also encourage participation in departmental seminars, conferences, and other scientific activities that facilitate creative thinking.
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 University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute, researchers from the life sciences, physical sciences, computer science, and engineering are working together to uncover new knowledge at the frontiers of science and partnering with industry to transform their discoveries into new tools.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Working on the current Rinn Lab research projects to advance the goals of:
  • Defining the molecular grammar of RNA genes or How does RNA speak to the cell?
  • Genome wide identification of RNA-protein complexes.
  • Genetic cell models of how long noncoding genes function.
  • Massively Parallel RNA Assays (MPRNA) to identify RNA sequences and or structures that bind proteins in vitro/ in vivo.
  • A novel peptide that may be required for male fertility.

What You Should Know

Full Time, 40 hours per week, on-site.

What We Can Offer

Salary will follow the 2021 NIH Scale:

Years of Experience Stipend for FY 2021 Monthy Stipend
0 $53,760 $4,480
1 $54,144 $4,512
2 $54,540 $4,545
3 $56,712 $4,726
4 $58,608 $4,884
5 $60,780 $5,065
6 $63,036 $5,253
7 or More $65,292 $5,441


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

Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in a relevant field (flexible here) with at least 1-year of experience.

What You Will Need

Biochemical and/or Genomic expertise.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV: Please include name and contact information for 3 references.
  2. Cover Letter

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses.

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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