Colorado Aquatic Field Researcher

University of Colorado-Boulder

Boulder, CO, USA 🇺🇸

Requisition Number: 46036

Location: Boulder, Colorado

City: Boulder

State: Colorado

Employment Type: Research Faculty

Schedule: Full-Time

Posting Close Date: 03-Mar-2023

Date Posted: 6-Feb-2023

 Job Summary

The Johnson Laboratory in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department is accepting a qualified aquatic field researcher to sample freshwater ponds.

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

Who We Are

EBIO’s disciplinary strengths include ecology, evolution, genetics, behavior, biology education research and systematics. Our research programs have relevance for global change, conservation biology, the spread of diseases, and revealing fundamental mechanisms underlying the structural and functional adaptations of organisms. What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Perform in-depth aquatic field sampling protocol focusing on amphibians and invertebrates within freshwater pond ecosystems.
  • Selected individual will perform the following duties:
    • Macro and micro identification of amphibians, invertebrates, and parasites.
    • Performing field sampling techniques such as but not limited to: dipnet, seine, visual survey, pathogen swabbing, camera-trap and transects.
    • Necropsy of freshwater snails for parasite isolation.
    • Data entry and analysis. 
    • Communicate regularly with PI and senior researcher assistant and assist in regular laboratory procedures and cleaning.

 What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The hiring range for this full-time position is $15-16.00 per hour. Benefits


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave.  Be Statements

Be Statements

Be ambitious. Be pioneering. Be Boulder. What We Require

What We Require

  • Selected motivated individual should have a background and/or high level of interest in herpetology, and/or aquatic biology.
  • Candidate must be willing to work alone in high altitude, temperature extremes, and rough terrain.
  • Backpaking and backcountry experiences, experiences in amphibian surveys and invertebrate dissection are desired. 
  • General laboratory and microscopy skills are required. 
  • Must have availability in spring and summer.

 Special Instructions

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until March 3rd, 2023.

Note:  Application materials will not be accepted via email.  For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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