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Professional Research Assistant

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado Boulder is hiring a research assistant to assist the PI and coordinators with 2 different longitudinal studies pertaining to 1) substance use development in adolescent twins, and 2) how the legalization of recreational marijuana affects substance use, mental health, and  other genetic risks.  Study participants will be adult and High School aged twins and their parents who will complete cognitive assessments, and interviews related to social, behavioral, physical and emotional outcomes.  This half-time (50%) position will require weekend and evening work.

Who We Are

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) is an organized research unit of the University of Colorado Graduate School dedicated to conducting and facilitating research on the genetic and environmental bases of individual differences in behavior.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Primary responsibilities include assisting with: conducting detailed clinical interviews in-person as well as via telephone; administering behavioral measures and assessments; and collecting and handling biological specimens (saliva).  
  • Duties also include obtaining informed consent, scoring and entering study data, attending research meetings, maintaining equipment and supplies, and providing assistance to the coordinator as directed.


What You Should Know

This half-time (50%) position will require weekend and evening work.


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

  • BA/BS  in Psychology, or a related field of study.
  • Experience working with adults or adolescent children in a research setting.
  • Experience administering clinical interviews and assessments.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to represent the University and our department in a professional manner.
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for a research environment.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 References with Contact Information
  4. Letter of Recommendation (not confidential)
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the postion is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email.  For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Amy Ledbetter

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer