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Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 4, 2023

Job Summary

Biochemistry is encouraging applications for The Professional Research Assistant Position. The Parker lab studies the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and how they are impacted by RNA metabolism. This position will be part of a group working on understanding tauopathies, including Alzheimer's Disease, and developing possible treatments using mouse models of disease.
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

Since 1986, Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder has offered a world-class interdisciplinary research environment in a beautiful mountain setting. Faculty includes a Nobel Laureate, five members of the National Academy of Sciences, three Howard Hughes Investigators, and many other esteemed scientists who have established themselves as research leaders within biochemistry.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Perform skilled technical procedures such as electrophoresis, chromatography, animal surgery, or microscopy.
  • Operate complex scientific instrumentation.
  • Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining the most suitable methods to be used in research. Collaborate with other lab members on experimental design, creation of appropriate methods and protocols, and development of new laboratory techniques.
  • Analyze data, formulate conclusions, and create appropriate statistical presentations, including graphs and charts, and prepare and present written or oral progress reports regarding studies.
  • Collect, record, organize and verify the accuracy of data. May use specialized software applications to assemble, manipulate, format and/or perform statistical analyses of data.
  • Actively contribute to laboratory meetings and planning sessions.
  • Assist with laboratory equipment maintenance.
  • May participate in performing inventories of materials and ordering supplies.
  • May maintain insects, plants, animals, and/or bacterial and tissue cultures for experimental purposes.
  • May demonstrate and explain various laboratory techniques to laboratory personnel, students, and others.
  • May train others in performing technical procedures and evaluating experimental results.
In addition to the duties specifically identified by this job description, the position will include other duties if and as assigned by the direct supervisor or others with supervisory authority over this position.

What You Should Know

The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2024.

What We Can Offer

The hiring range for this full-time position is $36,000-$80,000.


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 .

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be ambitious. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or related field.
What You Will Need
  • Basic Molecular Biology knowledge.
  • Knowledge of laboratory protocols and techniques.
  • Ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a diverse population.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, work independently, use good judgment, and monitor completion of assigned duties.
  • Ability to operate complex scientific equipment.
  • Fully understands role in the work unit and in related units; understands how the job supports achievement of the organization’s goals.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Mouse Handling/Colony Management
  • Checking litters
  • Tail snipping
  • Weaning
  • Ear tagging
  • Setting up crosses
  • Genotyping (DNA lysis and PCR)
  • Two years of related research experience
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Current resume/CV.
  2. Cover letter.

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 a translated version.

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

Please apply by January 1, 2024 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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