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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience invites applications for a Professional Research Assistant!
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 a number of populations. We seek a professional research assistant to work primarily on a study of exercise in historically underrepresented groups, with some responsibilities on other projects related to cannabis and health. This position is well suited for a recent graduate pursuing a career or planning an advanced degree in medicine, psychology, neuroscience, integrative physiology, translational human participant research, or other biomedical research.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Responsibilities will include assisting with study participant recruitment, screening, scheduling, informed consent, leading study visits including exercise testing and supervised exercise visits,  conducting self-report tasks with study participants, and data management and quality control. Capable of working effectively and respectfully with participants who may have physical or cognitive limitations and who come from a variety of backgrounds, lifestyles, and personalities.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this full-time position is $45,000 - $48,000 per year.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree, in psychology, neuroscience, life sciences, physiology, or another related field.
  • Experience conducting exercise testing and supervised exercise with non-athletes.
  • 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

  • Phlebotomy experience
  • IV certification
  • 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/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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.  However, if your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version.

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for a reference. We will request a letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

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: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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