Research Associate

Job description

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience CREST Lab has a full-time postdoctoral Associate position available for the Healthy Body, Mind, and Voice Among Young Women (HBMV) project.

In collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder and the Boulder Valley School District, the CREST Lab is working to build, launch, and refine a program for young women in high school and transitioning to college. The overall aim of this project is to identify scalable and sustainable methods that promote positive body image, health and balanced nutrition, as well as give strong leadership, voice, and community to young women in high school and during the transition to college. We hope to provide young women with the necessary tools and opportunities to develop inner strength, find compassion for their own bodies, and access communities of support among peers.

The candidate will be responsible for integrating and overseeing best practices with respect to eating disorders, prevention, and healthy nutrition. She/he will identify, administer, and analyze a battery of psychometrically sound instruments to assess change in key metrics including appearance-ideal internalization, self-compassion, body dissatisfaction, eating disorder symptoms, depression and anxiety symptoms, and self-efficacy. They will work closely under the supervision of the principal investigator (PI).

Your specific responsibilities in this position will be:

• Performs recruitment and advertising

• Assists with IRB oversight, and regulatory matters

• Assists with correspondence with donor, manuscript preparation, and grant preparation

• Conducts analyses on longitudinal participant

• Provides budget oversight and

• Serves as a resource for participants and community settings

• Develops and maintains standard operating procedures to ensure the smooth operation of the study

• Administers study assessments and assists with management of data

• Assists with the development of program curriculum and outcome measurements

• Assists with the development of program curriculum and outcome measurements

• Supervises volunteers and graduate students as assigned, trains and orients new staff

• Provides both research and clinical oversight, as necessary

• Analyze and interpret data and communicate results in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing to academic and lay audiences

• Contributes to the development and maintenance of respectful relationships with community and school partners

• Supports study team and PIs in anticipating and addressing potential conflicting goals or values among partners through discussion and dialogue.

Job Detail

Desired start date is May 2018

One-year appointment

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Psychology completed prior to commencement of appointment.

Desired Qualifications

• Strong team player with excellent oral and written communication skills

• Excellent knowledge of clinical and/or health related psychology

• Psychologically flexible and adaptive to change

• Curious, eager to learn and develop

• Willing to develop and advance data science skills through formal and informal training

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

Special Instructions to Applicants: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 [email protected]

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

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; 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; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 26, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Christina Colalancia

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00614214





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Posted: 3/27/2018
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