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Research Scientist, Level 1

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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 Postdoctoral Research Associate position available. Principal Investigators are Drs. Cinnamon Bidwell and Tim Curran.

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 Ph.D. graduate pursuing a research career in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, translational human participant research, or other biomedical research.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Expected responsibilities: 

  • We seek a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to aid with NIH-funded ERP studies of acute influences of THC and CBD on memory encoding and retrieval processes. 
  • Primary responsibilities include the supervision, design, implementation, analysis, and publication of EEG data. 
  • The postdoctoral research associate will be responsible for coordinating with the Pl and investigative team in order to manage the collection of behavioral and biological data, correspondence with the IRB regarding updates and amendments to relevant protocols, and supervision and training of research staff. 
  • The postdoctoral research associate will work closely with the PI to assure data quality control and the assurance of data safety and monitoring and in this role will assist the PI to conduct quarterly meetings with the external Data Safety and Monitoring Board. Support for grant writing, data management and analysis, manuscript preparation, and annual NIH progress reporting will also be expected. 
  • Specifically, it is expected that the postdoctoral research associate will take a lead role in mentoring undergraduates, professional research assistants, and graduate students, analyzing data, preparing data for presentation at professional conferences, and will collaborate with the PI and Co-Investigators to submit manuscripts for publication.

What We Can Offer

$57,000.00 - $63,000.00 annually depending on experience.


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

Required qualifications include the following:

  • Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or another related field.

What You Will Need

Required qualifications include the following:

  • EEG/ERP experience (preferably with EGI systems).
  • 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.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with study staff, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduates, principal investigators, and other laboratories.

What We Would Like You to Have

Preferred qualifications include the following:
  • Experience conducting human clinical trials research and complying with IRB guidelines.
  • REDCap project design and management.
  • Literacy in R/RStudio, SPSS, statistical analyses.

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.
  3. A PDF Sample of Work.

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 open until filled. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by 11/1/2023.

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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