University of Colorado Boulder: Professional Research Assistant, Laboratory for Endocrinology and Growth Studies

There is an opening for a full-time professional research assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Robin Bernstein, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder. Preferred start date: July 13, 2015.

Professional research assistants are primarily responsible for performing a wide variety of research laboratory tasks and experiments, keeping detailed laboratory notebooks, analyzing data, and interpreting results. Additional duties include: a) maintaining laboratory equipment, b) keeping inventory of supplies, c) placing orders for supplies, and overseeing shipments, d) supervising and training others in the lab, and e) writing research reports, summaries, and protocols regarding experiments.

There may be opportunities to present work at meetings and conferences. International travel and lab-based work may also be possible. Individuals should expect to receive training on any skill deficiencies during the first three weeks of the position (July 13-30). It is expected that the successful candidate will learn and/or develop new techniques when necessary. It is expected that the successful candidate will work well independently and as part of a team, and will demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. There is an expected two-year commitment, with the potential for yearly renewal thereafter (pending funding). Upon hire, the applicant will be expected to pass the University required trainings and examinations concerning safe handling of biological materials and chemicals.

This position requires a Bachelors degree in Biology, Physiology, Chemistry or a related discipline, and a minimum of one year of experience with enzyme immunoassay. Candidates with degrees in Anthropology will be considered where there is sufficient laboratory experience. Experience with hormone assay development and validation is preferred, as is prior work with nutrition and global health.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply at

Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed via email to:
Robin Bernstein, Ph.D.
 Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder,, 303-735-2217.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status. Review of applications will start on June 1, and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants must submit required documents to JobsatCU in order to be considered for this position.