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Postdoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to will leverage the virtual and augmented reality test environments created to support testing and training on future user interfaces for first responders. You will be responsible for identifying metrics and tasks to include in various scenarios and assist the primary investigator in developing and executing user studies.

Who We Are

The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is a special partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder.  PREP provides research opportunities to CU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers with a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.

The particular group that needs a researcher is the Network Operations Group in the Public Safety Communications Research Division at NIST.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Work as senior member of team in conducting applied research in the areas of decision making, human cognition, expert performance, cognitive performance improvement and assessment.
  • Research cognitive requirements, development of measures for cognitive performance, and the development of competency models.
  • Lead and contribute to team research and development efforts in the areas of assessing performance of user interfaces using virtual and augmented reality technologies

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range for this position is market-based, highly competitive, and will be based upon relevant background and experience. 


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.

Be Statements

Be Curious. Be Innovative. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • PhD degree in Psychology, Human Factors, or related cognitive science field.
  • Experience with data collection involving human subjects.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Familiarity with virtual and augmented reality technologies.
  • Experience with data visualization.
  • Experience with statistical analysis.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. 1 Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is 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: Tiffany Mason

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