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Genetics Grant Research Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Wager Lab at ICS, University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a postdoctoral researcher in pain genetics. Immediate start date at your convenience.  

Who We Are

The mission of the Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) at CU-Boulder is to understand and enhance human cognition, learning, and development through the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships.

ICS fosters rich scientific interchange across researchers from a broad range of disciplines including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Education.

ICS houses three research centers, the Center for Research on Training (CRT), the Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium (INC), and CU Center for Research and Education Addressing Cannabinoids and Health (CU REACH). The research centers are formally acknowledged units within the university administrative structure. In addition, ICS houses individual ICS faculty member laboratories and a collaborative project called Inquiry Hub.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Analyze and write publications on the genetics of pain, expectation, and fMRI pathways relating to both of these. 

What We Can Offer

Salary of $55,000 and associated benefits as related to the rank of Research Associate/Post Doc.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Ph.D in Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Publication record on pain and pain expectation.
  • Experience with fMRI scanning and analysis.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. 1 Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
*Be prepared to submit Proof of Degree if requested*

Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 27th.

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

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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