Research Assistant Information

Research Assistants

Approximately 50 research assistants and technicians join our scientists each summer at RMBL.

If you have already been hired as a Research Assistant, the following links may be helpful for you:


If you are looking to apply for a Research Assistant job, read on.

Research Assistants help with the day-to-day aspect of conducting research at RMBL. Some of the research assistants are local, some come from as far away as Europe or Australia. They make up a key part of the Gothic community, and many go on to become RMBL Scientists on their own. Scientists hire research assistants directly and typically they hire them from their home institution. Scientists typically hire their research crews between January and March, preceding the summer field season. You can also check our Job Opportunities page where scientists sometimes list opportunities for Research Techs or Interns. Job openings are typically listed in January and February, for the following summer. Most summer technician jobs are for June-August.

If you would like to be put on a list of people with interest in being a Research Assistant at RMBL, and are comfortable with your resume being shared with Professors who may be hiring RA’s, you can send your resume to RMBL’s Science Director, Jennie Reithel, Ph.D. She can share it with Professors who may be hiring for next summer. You are also welcome to reach out to Professors directly, but be aware that very few will be hiring students outside of their home institution.

If you send your resume to the Science Director, please include the following information to the extent possible:

  • What type of research would you like to pursue? If you are open to everything, that is fine.
  • Would you prefer to live in Gothic at the field station or in one of the nearby towns of Mt. Crested Butte or Crested Butte?
  • Do you require a salary, or would room, board, and a stipend be sufficient compensation?
  • How long of a period can you commit to the work?  E.g. June 1 – Aug. 15.

Other opportunities:  RMBL Education Program for college students and recent graduates.

The Summer Education Program is an REU/Research program designed to give students independent research experience. We have a number of scholarships available.