Professional Research Assistant

Deming Center Venture Fund

Deming Center Venture Fund

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Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024

Job Summary

This Professional Research Assistant position requires specialized and prior research experience that best fits the need of an NIH grant-funded research project. This involves familiarity with diagnostic and symptom severity interviews used in bipolar and mood disordered research, experience with psychophysiology (i.e., MindWare) equipment and data analysis software, recruitment for specialized mood disordered populations, and MRI safety training and protocol administration.

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

The College of Arts and Sciences at CU Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields! Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems.

The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education in the natural sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom.


What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Assist with preparing laboratory studies, including ordering and setting up equipment.
  • Assist in the hiring, training and oversight of undergraduate student aides.
  • Recruit (fliers, website, telephone, newspaper ads emails, screen, and schedule study participants.
  • Assist with experimental design (e.g. create questionnaires; create stimuli presentation using Qualtrics, Medialab, and other similar experimental software).
  • Set up, operate, and maintain research equipment for use in the experiments.
  • Collect data with clinical populations, including administering surveys (e.g., using Surveymonkey), overseeing implementation structured DSM-W-TR clinical interviews, computer administered tasks (e.g., using EPrime and MediaLab), and psychophysiological hook-up and data analysis (e.g., using Mind Ware and/or BIOPAC equipment).
  • Score/code and enter data on the computer. Oversee data management (cleaning and analysis). (using Excel, SPSS).
  • Assist in creating, managing, and maintaining multiple databases (e.g., participant tracking, data, follow-up using Access and/or FileMaker).
  • Maintain project-related documents and materials, including IRB protocols and budgets. May assist in writing first drafts IRB amendments, progress reports to IRB and funding agency.
  • Will assist with ongoing collaborative studies with Dr. Gowin at CU Anschutz.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this full-time position is $40,000.



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

  • Bachelor's degree

What We Would Like You To Have

  • At least half to 1 year of related work experience in a clinical science research laboratory studying bipolar and mood disordered populations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience conducting research.
  • Familiarity with MindWare equipment.
  • Experience using SPSS and Excel software.
  • Prior clinical psychology research lab experience and a B.A. in Psychology or a Master's degree in related field.
  • Prior experience interacting with and/or analyzing data from populations with severe mental illness.
  • Previous experience with running psychology experiments (e.g. MediaLab, E-prime)
  • Ability to complete fMRI safety training protocols and administer protocols.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, research and organizational skills.

Special Instructions

To Apply, Please Submit The Following Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Recommendation

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 (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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