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 neuroscience 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 two Professional Research Assistant positions in the RADD Lab will support a set of new and ongoing studies that investigate core neurocognitive markers that predict resilience and mood problems in adolescents and young adults. The position will be primarily focused on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral, app-based, EMA and neuroimaging data, and database management. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research sessions (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (computer-based, mobile app, MRI), and database management (using web applications such as RedCap; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for general management of lab operations.
The positions require (1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, (2) research experience in the mental health space, (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. Positions are full-time. Start date is flexible.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.