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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado Boulder is hiring research assistants to assist the PIs and research team with a study of academic, cognitive, and psychological functioning in twins. Study participants are twins and their parents. These are quarter-time (25%) weekend positions.

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.        
The Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center (CLDRC) is a research study at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at CU Boulder that is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. The CLDRC focuses on twins, who provide a powerful and interesting way to understand how our genes and environment interact to impact learning and behavior in childhood and adolescence.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Work with school-aged twins and their parents to obtain informed consent and explain protocol.  Administer standardized and non-standardized tests, assessments, and questionnaires.  Score and enter study data, attend research meetings, and other tasks as assigned by project coordinator.

What You Should Know

Weekend availability is required.

What We Can Offer

This is a 25% position which includes sick and vacation leave. 


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, Human Development, or other related field of study.
  • Prior research experience, preferably with children and families.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to represent the University and our department in a professional manner.  
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for a collaborative 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. 1 Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
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: Christy Nelson-Goens

Posting Contact Email: Christina.Nelson-goens@Colorado.EDU

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.