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Professional Research Assistant and Phlebotomist

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

 The University of Colorado’s Center for Health and Neuroscience, Genes, and Environment (CUChange) has an available Professional Research Assistant and Phlebotomist position.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado’s Center for Health and Addiction: Neuroscience, Genes and Environment (CUChange) has an available half-time Professional Research Assistant and position. 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. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Assist with study participant recruitment and screening, leading study visits including informed consent, performing blood draw, urine, and breathalyzer tests, conducting cognitive, self-report, and motor battery tasks with study participants, and driving a mobile laboratory (Dodge Sprinter) to study appointments. Capable of working effectively and respectfully with regular Cannabis users ranging from 21 to 70 years old, with a variety of backgrounds, lifestyles, and personalities.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree, in psychology, neuroscience, life sciences, or other related field.
  • Phlebotomy certification or equivalent.
  • Experience handling biohazardous materials such as human blood, stool, and saliva samples.
  • Experience conducting human subjects research appointments and eligibility screenings.
  • Valid driver’s license.

What You Will Need

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with study staff, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduates, principle investigators, and other laboratories.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience driving light commercial vehicles.
  • REDCap project design and management.
  • Literacy in R/RStudio, SPSS, Qualtrics.
  • Wet lab experience (Extraction of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from whole blood, qPCR, real time PCR, sandwich and bead-based ELISA, Flow Cytometry).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Review of applications will begin on 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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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.