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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

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

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.

Who We Are

We are a motivated team that conducts transdisciplinary research exploring factors linked with health and risk behavior in regard to recreational and medicinal Cannabis use, anxiety, pain management, memory, and cognition. This position is well suited for a recent graduate pursuing a career or planning an advanced degree in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, translational human participant research, or other biomedical research.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

We seek a full-time research assistant to aid with:

  • ERP studies of acute influences of THC and CBD on memory encoding and retrieval processes. 
  • Responsibilities will include lab coordination, subject recruitment, subject testing, experiment design and coding, data management, and data analysis.

What We Can Offer

$40,000.00 - 43,000.00.


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.

Be Statements

Be ambitious. Be groundbreaking. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree, in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or another related field.
  • Research experience in cognitive psychology or related areas.
  • Experience with computer programming, computer networking, and Matlab.
  • Experience conducting human participant research appointments and eligibility screenings.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with study staff, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduates, principal investigators, and other laboratories.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • EEG experience strongly preferred (especially with EGI systems).
  • Phlebotomy experience.
  • REDCap project design and management.
  • Experience conducting human clinical trials research and complying with IRB guidelines.
  • Literacy in R/RStudio, SPSS, statistical analyses.
  • Experience handling biohazardous materials such as human blood, stool, and saliva samples. 
  • 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 or CV.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

This position will remain posted until 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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