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Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Professional Research Assistant

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Laboratory for Integrative Vision (https://clas.ucdenver.edu/lab-for-integrative-vision/) is seeking applicants for a one-year, full-time Professional Research Assistant position to begin May 2021.

The Laboratory for Integrative Vision is situated in the Department of Psychology at the Downtown Campus of the University of Colorado Denver.  Research in the lab focuses on how attentional mechanisms operate on visual input over space and time, as well as how such processes may differ across individuals.  The Department of Psychology is also home to other active research laboratories which use both human and animal studies to contribute to the field of Behavioral Cognitive Neuroscience.

Examples of Work Performed 

    Running experiment participantsTraining undergraduate volunteers on experimental protocolsConducting literature reviews, assisting with research disseminationMaintaining laboratory equipment and overseeing experiment schedulingSubmitting administrative paperwork related to research IRBsParticipating in weekly lab meetings
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal applicant will be highly organized, reliable, and able to work well with others.  The applicant should be self-motivated and self-directed, with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.  Good communication skills are important.  A working knowledge of perception, cognition, and experimental methodology are important for this position.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this been position has been established at $35,600 at 1.0 FTE.

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/human-resources/employee-relations-performance/ada-compliance


Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity


The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Requirements

    Bachelors degree in Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience Previous experience with human subjects research in a laboratory setting
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

    Experience running participants in eye-tracking and/or EEG studiesExperience managing other students in conducting research studies
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Good organizational skillsExcellent communication skillsBasic computer skillsFamiliarity with Matlab, PsychoPy and/or other programming languagesKnowledge of the field of perception, attention, and/or cognition

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 29, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 7/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time