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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

Dr. R. McKell Carter in the Social Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder seeks to fill a full-time Research Assistant position. Work in the lab focuses on identifying and characterizing the processes underlying social decision making. A typical experiment would involve a group of individuals playing a risk-taking game. The lab uses statistical learning and network analysis techniques applied to brain imaging and behavioral data to characterize how social information is represented and processed. 


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 enhance human cognition, learning, and development through the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships.


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

The ideal candidate will have completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, electrical engineering, or related field, have previously conducted related research, and have familiarity with programming and data analysis using Python based tools (e.g. pymvpa, scikitlearn, pandas, etc.)

What We Would Like You To Have

Prior experience in conducting research at the University of Colorado, Boulder, including human subject protections are a plus. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References: Please include email addresses of two references who may be contacted for reference letters. 
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 Name: Dr. R. McKell Carter

Posting Contact Email:

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