Aerobiology Technician

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences encourages applications for an Aerobiology Technician .
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

Mark Hernandez directs the Environmental Engineering Microbiology and Disinfection Lab at the University of Colorado. This lab focuses on the characterization and control of microbiological air pollution and microbially induced corrosion. The lab develops genetic, biochemical, and toxicological techniques to assess the efficacy of engineering interventions in sectors of sanitary engineering and industrial hygiene that are relevant to environmental health. There is a special focus on aerobiology science for wide-area surveillance, indoor cleaning technology, and the design of aerosol disinfection systems in the built environment.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The technician will execute tailored assays which support novel disinfection applications for the built environment – both in the lab and in the field. This includes the curation of pure cultures, trace analytical chemistry assays, optical recognition, PCR, and mammalian cell culture. Responsibilities also include the inventory and curation of environmental samples and the management and security of the supply chain to support laboratory operations.

What We Can Offer

  • $58,000 annual salary.
  • Term: 1-year minimum, renewable.


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

M.S. degree in Chemical, Biological or Environmental Engineering, with lab-based research experience.

What You Will Need

  • Working knowledge of applied chemical engineering as relates to disinfection of aerosols and surfaces.
  • Robust analytical chemistry and cell culturing skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

Ph.D. preferred.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for one reference who will be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

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. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

Please apply by May 13, 2021 for consideration.

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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