Professional Research Assistant

Boulder, CO
May 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This is a new Professional Research Assistant position in the Psychology & Neuroscience Department, in the Cognitive Development Center ( The successful applicant will manage an active lab of 15-20 undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral researchers. Responsibilities include: 1) assisting and training new lab members on interacting with families, running experiments, and coding videotapes, 2) helping to recruit new families and personnel, 3) maintaining and upgrading experimental computers and a/v equipment, 4) overseeing purchases and participant funds, 5) managing a lab database and website, and 6) assisting with the preparation of publications and grant proposals. Opportunities to gain research experience in developmental cognitive neuroscience are also available.


Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
Leadership or managerial experience
Experience with children
Strong writing and communication skills
Statistical analysis skills
Experience in any aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience
Prior experience working in a lab/research setting

We are particularly interested in bright self-starters who are motivated, organized, conscientious, resourceful, and flexible, and who work well both independently and as part of a team.

Special Instructions to Applicants:This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check.The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; and 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by the letter-writers to We will prioritize applicants with at least 2 letters of recommendation submitted by May 29th. We will continue to accept letters of recommendation and applications until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10190 - Psych-Psychology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 5, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kaylyn Van Deusen

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00672245


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