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RADD Lab Professional Research Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

This Professional Research Assistant position in the RADD Lab will support of a cluster of studies that investigate core neurocognitive markers that predict resilience or response to wellness-promoting interventions in teens and college students. The position will be primarily focused on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, 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.

Who We Are

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 a Professional Research Assistant with skill in human subjects research and database management. In the RADD Lab, we investigate brain functioning and mood disorders like depression across the lifespan. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging (fMRI), and clinical approaches to address our research questions. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research studies (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (computer-based, MRI), and database management (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for general management of lab operations.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer



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, or related field.
  • Research experience collecting, processing or analyzing data with human subjects.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform as an independent researcher (e.g., undergraduate thesis).
  • Experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language.

What You Will Need

  • Successful candidates will 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. 
  • Finally, prior experience neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is also preferred.  

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 (maximum 2 pages).

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.

During the application, you will be asked to provide contact information for one confidential letter of recommendation provider. We will request the letter immediately following your application.

Review of applications will start immediately and 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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