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Jobs & Opportunities


Highlighted opportunities are listed below.  If you would like to view all open JILA positions, please click here for a filtered list of JILA positions on the University of Colorado jobs board.

Often JILA Faculty list ongoing opportunities on their group websites.  Please visit the JILA Faculty listing to find links to these sites.


JILA Science Communications Assistant

The Science Communication Office at JILA, CU Boulder’s joint physics research institute, is hiring an undergraduate worker. Primary responsibilities include updating online databases, photographing events, and creating online social media posts. Employees are expected to take initiative, communicate well, and contribute to a self-sufficient department. 10-15 hours a week needed, $12-14/hr based on experience/skillset. Ideal skills include writing, photography, social media. Bonus skills (not required) include graphic design, video production, and science/physics knowledge.

Please send resume, cover letter, two references, current schedule availability, and expected graduation date (minimum 1 year commitment required) to sco@jila.colorado.edu with the subject “JILA Science Communications Assistant Application”.


Update JILA online calendar (displays on website and kiosk) with seminars and events
Update JILA scientific publications database

Search online publications database for recent JILA papers
Upload publications onto website

Track JILA awards and prepare nomination database
Take photos of current JILAns for highlight sidebars
Write Instagram posts

Take photos at JILA events for Instagram
Design flyers for JILA events to post to Instagram and around JILA

Ideal Skills:

Social Media

Bonus Skills (not required, but nice to have):

Illustration and Design
Video Production

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