Professional Research Asst
The University of Colorado's Center for Health and Addiction: Neuroscience, Genes and Environment (CUChange) has an available Professional Research Assistant and Phlebotomist position.
We are a motivated team that conducts transdisciplinary research exploring factors linked with health and risk behavior in regard to exercise, Cannabis use, and alcohol consumption. We seek a full-time research assistant to aid in the collection and processing of biological samples, data quality control and management, and human subjects screening and research visit coordination. This position is well suited for a recent graduate pursuing a career or planning an advanced degree in psychology, neuroscience, translational human subjects research, or other biomedical research.
Expected responsibilities: Assisting with study participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling, leading study visits including informed consent, administering urine and breathalyzer tests, performing blood draw (if phlebotomist), conducting self-report tasks with study participants, and data management and quality control. Capable of working effectively and respectfully with participants who have diagnosed substance use disorders and a variety of backgrounds, lifestyles, and personalities.
Infectious Materials/Human Blood or Bodily Fluids
Radioactive Materials/Ionizing Radiation
Required qualifications include the following:
-Bachelor's degree, in psychology, neuroscience, life sciences, or other related field
-Experience conducting human subjects research appointments and eligibility screenings
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
-Strong communication and organizational skills
-Ability to work collaboratively with study staff, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduates, principle investigators, and other laboratories
Preferred qualifications include the following:
-Phlebotomy certification or equivalent
-Experience handling biohazardous materials such as human blood, stool, and saliva samples
-REDCap project design and management
-Literacy in R/RStudio, SPSS, Qualtrics
-Wet lab experience (Extraction of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from whole blood, qPCR, real time PCR, sandwich and bead-based ELISA, Flow Cytometry)
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 anEPLS(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, List of References, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below
Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff andEEOData (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
Posting Date: Apr 16, 2018
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Renee Martin-Willett
Posting Contact Email: [email protected]
Position Number: 00605541