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Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, directed by Dr. Roselinde Kaiser, is seeking to hire one Project Leader (Professional Research Assistant) with skill in clinical or neuroscience research and database management. 
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.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

This position in the RADD Lab will support a set of new and ongoing studies that investigate core neurocognitive markers that predict resilience and mood problems in adolescents and young adults. The position will be primarily focused on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral, app-based, EMA and neuroimaging data, and database management. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research sessions (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (computer-based, mobile app, MRI), and database management (using web applications such as RedCap; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for general management of lab operations.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range for this full-time position is $40,000-$44,000.


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

  • A BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Research experience in the mental health space.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform as an independent researcher (e.g., undergraduate thesis)
  • Some experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language.

What We Would Like You to Have

Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, be highly reliable, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere.  In addition, they will have a demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently and to coordinate activities across different research labs and investigators. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (Used for Phone Reference Checks)
  4. Reference Letter(s) (Not Confidential)
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 (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

Application review will begin on April 8, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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