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Post-Doc in CUChange lab

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Boulder, Colorado

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Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado’s Center for Health and Neuroscience, Genes and Environment (CUChange) has a Postdoctoral Research Associate position available.

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

We are a motivated team that conducts transdisciplinary research exploring factors linked with health and risk behavior in regard to exercise, cannabis use, and alcohol consumption. We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to supervise NIH-funded grants on cannabis and health research. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, or equivalent degree and skills.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Primary responsibilities include the role of project supervisor for NIH-funded grants on cannabis and health research.
  • The postdoctoral research associate will be responsible for coordinating with the Pl and investigative team in order to manage the collection of behavioral and biological data, correspondence with the IRB regarding updates and amendments to relevant protocols, and supervision and training of research staff.
  • The postdoctoral research associate will work closely with the PI to assure data quality control and the assurance of data safety and monitoring and in this role will assist the PI to conduct quarterly meetings with the external Data Safety and Monitoring Board.
  • Support for grant writing, data management and analysis, and manuscript preparation will also be expected.
  • Specifically, it is expected that the postdoctoral research associate will take a lead role in analyzing data, preparing data for presentation at professional conferences, and will collaborate with the PI and Co-Investigators to submit manuscripts for publication.

What You Should Know

  • The anticipated start date of May 1, 2022.
  • 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

  • This Postdoctoral Research Associate position is for up to 3 years based on mutual agreement, performance, and availability of continued funding.
  • The salary range is $55,000 - $60,000 depending on experience and qualifications.


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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Be adaptable. Be dynamic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate should hold a doctoral degree and have exceptional academic qualifications.

What You Will Need

  • Required qualifications include the following:
    • Strong communication and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with study staff, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduates, principal investigators, and other laboratories.
    • Highly proficient in R, SAS, or comparable statistical software.
    • Thorough understanding of core health and clinical science concepts.
    • Outstanding empirical writing skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Preferred qualifications include the following:
    • Experience supervising and mentoring junior staff and students.
    • REDCap project design and management.
    • Experience running research protocols with human participants.

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.
  3. A PDF Sample of Work.

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 as an optional attachment.

The position will remain open until filled.

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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