The Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, directed by Dr. Roselinde Kaiser, is seeking to hire two Professional Research Assistants with skill in clinical or neuroimaging research and database management. In the RADD Lab, we investigate brain functioning and mood disorders like depression across the lifespan. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging (fMRI), and clinical approaches to address our research questions.
These Professional Research Assistant positions in the RADD Lab will support of a cluster of recently funded studies that investigate neurocognitive markers that predict resilience in adolescents and young adults. The positions will be primarily focused on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, and database management. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling 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), as well as support for general management of lab operations.
Therefore, the PRA positions require (1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field, (2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing data with human subjects, (3) demonstrated ability to perform as an independent researcher (e.g., undergraduate thesis), (4) some experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language.
Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, be highly reliable, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere. In addition, they will have a demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently and to coordinate activities across different research labs and investigators. Finally, prior experience neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is also preferred.
Positions are full-time, to begin between April 2021 – June 2021 (flexibility in start date).
Interested applicants should submit their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial or official), and contact info for 2-3 references to our CU portal (https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=28373).