PRA(s) for RADD LAB
We are encouraging applications for a Professional Research Assistant position(s) in the RADD Lab to support a cluster of new studies that investigate core neurocognitive markers that predict resilience in teens and college students. The position will primarily be centered on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, and database management. We may hire more than one employee to continue the research efforts of the lab.
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 Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Roselinde Kaiser, is working to understand neurocognitive dysfunction in depression, including abnormalities in the structure, molecular signaling, and coordinated activity of brain networks involved in cognitive regulation and learning. We explore these topics from a developmental perspective, with a special interest in using neurocognitive risk markers to predict the onset and course of depression or bipolar disorders in teens or young adults. Clinically, we are testing how neurocognitive functioning may be enhanced to foster mood health, with the goal of translating basic science into improved treatment and emotional wellness.
The RADD Lab is affiliated with both the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at CU Boulder; The mission of the Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) at CU-Boulder is to understand and enhance human cognition, learning, and development through the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships. ICS fosters rich scientific interchange across researchers from a broad range of fields including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Education.
The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience; Through teaching, learning, research, and community outreach, we seek to promote scholarship at the intersection of psychology and neuroscience. Driving this mission is a deep, shared commitment to improving the human condition for all people.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- recruit and schedule participants for clinical and neuroimaging research studies (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders),
- data collection (computer-based, MRI), and
- database management (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI; or statistical programs such as R),
- support for general management of lab operations,
- and other duties as assigned by the Lab Manager or PI.
What You Should Know
We have a flexible start date between April - June 2021.
What We Can Offer
Salary range of $35,000-$42,000.
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
BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field.
What You Will Need
Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, be highly reliable, and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment. In addition, they will have a demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently and to coordinate activities across different research labs and investigators.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Research experience collecting, processing or analyzing data with human subjects,
- Demonstrated ability to perform as an independent researcher (e.g., undergraduate thesis)
- Experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language.
- Prior experience in neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is also preferred.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation (Non-Confidential)
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu
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