Professional Research Assistant

Denver, CO
Sep 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professional Research Assistant

The Paleoecology, Palynology and Climate Change Laboratory in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, is hiring for a part-time research assistant (20-25 hrs/week), to help manage the lab, assist with outside contracts, and ongoing research projects. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Maintain the laboratory setting (i.e. stocking chemicals and supplies, frequent cleanings, organizing, assuring compliance with safety protocols, and other general lab management tasks), equipment, and field gear
  • Process, analyze and interpret pollen, charcoal, and geochemistry data in lake sediments, bee products, and archeological contexts.
  • Assist with field trip planning and participate (i.e. coring lake sediments and working with honey bees and bee hives)
  • Assist in training students in laboratory protocols and procedures

A cover letter and cv/resume is required to apply. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Briles (

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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The minimum qualification for this position is a Bachelor's degree.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11097

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (cover letter)
  2. A current Resume/CV
  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
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30102 - CLAS-Geography

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Sep 12, 2017

Closing Date: Sep 17, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Lindsie Haggerty

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00356335


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