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PRA AI Collaborative Learning Lab in iSAT

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

We are looking for a motivated, hard-working individual to help support our research in cognitive science and human-computer interaction. The Professional Research Assistant will assist with the collection, processing, and analysis of data for multiple research projects (see You will obtain training in research methods and data analysis in a dynamic and productive research lab, with the possibility of obtaining a letter of recommendation for graduate school and opportunities to co-author research papers.

Note that most data collection will be on-site in our lab, involving contact with human participants. We take the risks posed by COVID-19 seriously, and have numerous safeguards in place to protect all team members involved in data collection. You will be provided with safety training and personal protective equipment.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) fosters rich scientific interchange across researchers from a broad range of disciplines including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Education. The mission of the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU-Boulder is to understand and improve human cognition, learning, and development through the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Coordinating data collection for ongoing studies in the lab.
  • Supervising undergraduate research assistants, including approving leave and timesheets.
  • Collection of physiological, behavioral, and psychometric data.
  • Carrying out data quality checks using automated pipelines and manual inspection.
  • Contributing to the development of data analysis pipelines.
  • Purchasing supplies and handling book-keeping for expenses claims.
  • Scheduling study participants and processing their reimbursements.
  • Maintaining inventory of lab equipment.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

$50,000.00 to $60,000.00.


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

  • Bachelors degree in psychology, education, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field.

What You Will Need

  • Confident in using office applications (Microsoft Office Suite, G-suite).
  • Motivated, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong people skills - you will be responsible for keeping participants comfortable in the lab setting.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Prior research experience, particularly with human participants.
  • Experience collecting data with a camera, microphone, eye-tracking, and other physiological sensors.
  • Basic proficiency in any of Python (or an equivalent programming language), R, Block Programming (MakeCode, Scratch), Matlab.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

The position will be open until filled. Applications will be screened as they are received.

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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