DSST High School Biochemistry Club Coordinator

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Work type: Postdoc / Research / Fellow
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Research

Our goal at DU is to help students realize their highest potential as scientists and scientifically-literate citizens. In the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, students will learn from a knowledgeable faculty dedicated to excellence in student-centered education and bench research. Undergraduate and graduate students alike gain experience on state-of-the-art equipment and have access to focused instruction as well as high-level research, preparing them for further coursework or a wide variety of careers in chemistry, biotechnology and biomedical sciences.

Position Summary

The objective for this educational competent is to engage and develop emerging young scientists from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds in meaningful research. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is accepting expressions of interest for a DSST high school Biochemistry Club Coordinator.

Essential Functions

In collaboration with the Latham biochemistry lab, the coordinator will establish and manage a biochemistry club to engage and train emerging young scientists at the DPS Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) Middle and High School, College View campus. This will take place over a multi-year period per agreement with Dr. Latham’s NSF grant.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to teach and mentor science students at DSST, College View Campus students.
  • Experience in working with emerging young scientists from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor or higher degree in Science or Education. 
  • Candidate must be a science faculty member at DSST – College View campus. 
  • Candidate must have been accepted as a participant in the NSF grant sponsoring this position.

Working Environment

  • On campus laboratory and off-campus high school environment with BSL 1 level protocols in place.

Physical Activities

  • Ability to function safely in lab environment.

Statement of Other Duties Disclaimer

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


This position will be compensated at a rate of $2,000 per quarter plus a summer stipend of $7,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday September 21st, 2021.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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