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Professional Research Assistant (Kim lab)

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder directed by Professor Albert Kim is seeking a full-time professional research assistant (PRA). The PRA would help implement a National Science Foundation funded research project that investigates the neural mechanisms of human language comprehension in healthy adults. 

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

The primary duties of this position include running electrophysiological (EEG) and behavioral experiments, helping to build experimental stimuli for psychological experiments, data management/analysis for the project, purchasing of lab equipment, and supervision and scheduling of other team members. This position is an excellent experience for individuals seeking to pursue graduate studies in cognitive neuroscience and/or psycholinguistics. 

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

Salary is $36,000 annually. 


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

A Bachelor's Degree in the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or related field is required. 

Basic familiarity with mathematical computing and statistical analysis software (e.g., Matlab and R) is required.

What We Would Like You To Have

Prior research experience in psychology or neuroscience; knowledge of psycholinguistic theory; and strong programming skills. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References (at least 2)
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: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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