Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Parasitology Research Technician

Institution
University of Colorado Boulder
Location
Boulder, CO
Closing Date
February 11, 2019

The Johnson Laboratory is accepting two qualified parasitology research technicians to assist in the laboratory at the world-recognized University of Colorado located in scenic Boulder Colorado beginning in May and concluding in August 2019. This position salary will depend on experience level of candidates. This position is temporary and does not include housing costs.

The primary responsibilities of these individuals will be to perform necropsies on a wide range of amphibian, fish, and snail species to identify and quantify macro-parasite infections. This will include:

  • Isolation of macro-parasites for molecular and morphological vouchers and abundance;
  • Use of microscopic photography techniques to identify and document in situ and isolate macro-parasites.
  • Assist with daily management of the laboratory including husbandry of live amphibians and snails and to assist with laboratory and mesocosm experiments.

Qualifications

Competitive candidates will have prior independent research experience which needs to include necropsy of vertebrates, proficient excel and data entry skills, and some parasite identification skills.

To Apply

Send an application package that should include:

  • Cover letter that states your specific necropsy experiences, previous scientific research experiences, a statement of how you will support diversity and inclusion in our team, and why you would like to work for the Johnson Laboratory specifically;
  • Current CV;
  • Contact information for three professional references (include email and phone number);
  • Your availability for a start date (must be able to start by May 10th 2019).  

Please send the compiled application package into a PDF (one document) and email to dana.calhoun [at] colorado.edu with the position title “Parasitology Technician” in the subject line by February 11, 2019.

The Johnson laboratory has made it our mission to sincerely commit to promoting diversity! This search is open to all candidates from any race, color, religion, ethnic, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status especially those from underrepresented groups in science.

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