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Professional Research Assistant

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder, directed by Dr. Kenneth Wright, is seeking to hire a Professional Research Assistant.

Who We Are

At the Department of Integrative Physiology we study organisms as functioning systems of molecules, cells, tissues, and organs. This emphasis on whole-body function, and its applications to human health and disease, has made Integrative Physiology the largest undergraduate major at CU Boulder. Research in the Department spans the entire discipline of physiology, from the genetics of behavioral traits to the assessment of human performance.

The Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory Research Interests:
  • Health and safety consequences of sleep and circadian disruption.
  • Influence of sleep and circadian rhythms on human physiology (neuroendocrine, metabolic and immune function) and behavior (sleepiness, memory, learning, mood, cognitive and motor performance) with application to public health and safety.
  • Countermeasures to improve sleep, wakefulness, and health.

Click here for more information about the laboratory and it's current research projects.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Job Duties:
  • Nighttime and daytime hours of work including weekends (during studies predominantly nighttime and weekends)
  • IV catheter placement and venipuncture
  • Collection of biological specimen
  • Collection of sleep and circadian physiology data
  • Collection of human performance data
  • Assist with subject screening
  • Assist with analysis of biological specimen
  • Assist with analysis of sleep and circadian data
  • Assist with laboratory maintenance
  • Maintaining and updating data generated by studies
  • Case report and research record documentation
  • Library research and assist with completion of reports
  • Other duties as needed

What You Should Know

Anticipated start date: May 1st, 2019.

What We Can Offer

$2812.00 per month plus full University benefits.


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 Collaborative. Be Resourceful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Bachelor's Degree and basic IV certification.

What We Would Like You To Have

Experience with clinical research; excellent technical, organizational, communication, and computer skills; and experience in science/biomedical research is a plus.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation (non-confidential)
This 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 Name: Geoff Davis

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