Parasitology Research Technician

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. 

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.

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 (i) isolation of macro-parasites 
for molecular and morphological vouchers and abundance (ii) and use of 
microscopic photography techniques to identify and document in situ and isolate 
macro-parasites. In addition these individuals will be expected to assist with 
daily management of the laboratory including husbandry of live amphibians and 
snails and to assist with laboratory and mesocosm experiments. 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. This position salary will depend on 
experience level of candidates. This position is temporary and does not include 
housing costs. 

To Apply:
To apply for parasitology research technicians send an application package that 
should include (i) a 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, (ii) a current CV (iii), contact 
information for three professional references (include email and phone number) 
and 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 with the position title “Parasitology 
Technician‚ÄĚ in the subject line by February 11, 2019. 

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