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Job Title: Professional Research Assistant and Phlebotomist
Job Number: 13023
Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
Posted: 4/16/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Behavioral Science
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Boulder,  CO   
Position Description: The University of Colorado’s Center for Health and Addiction: Neuroscience, Genes and Environment (CUChange) has an available Professional Research Assistant and Phlebotomist position.

We are a motivated team that conducts transdisciplinary research exploring factors linked with health and risk behavior in regard to exercise, Cannabis use, and alcohol consumption. We seek a full-time research assistant to aid in the collection and processing of biological samples, data quality control and management, and human subjects screening and research visit coordination. This position is well suited for a recent graduate pursuing a career or planning an advanced degree in psychology, neuroscience, translational human subjects research, or other biomedical research.

Expected responsibilities: Assisting with study participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling, leading study visits including informed consent, administering urine and breathalyzer tests, performing blood draw (if phlebotomist), conducting self-report tasks with study participants, and data management and quality control. Capable of working effectively and respectfully with participants who have diagnosed substance use disorders and a variety of backgrounds, lifestyles, and personalities.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include the following:

-Bachelor’s degree, in psychology, neuroscience, life sciences, or other related field

-Experience conducting human subjects research appointments and eligibility screenings

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

-Strong communication and organizational skills

-Ability to work collaboratively with study staff, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduates, principle investigators, and other laboratories

Preferred qualifications include the following:

-Phlebotomy certification or equivalent

-Experience handling biohazardous materials such as human blood, stool, and saliva samples

-REDCap project design and management

-Literacy in R/RStudio, SPSS, Qualtrics

-Wet lab experience (Extraction of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from whole blood, qPCR, real time PCR, sandwich and bead-based ELISA, Flow Cytometry)

Organization Description: Members of the CUChange Lab seek to conduct transdisciplinary research to explore the psychological, neurocognitive, physiological, genetic, and epigenetic factors that are linked with health and risk behavior. We believe that a better understanding of the full range of influences on health and risk behavior will allow better tailoring of behavioral interventions to increase health behavior, decrease risk behavior, and ultimately decrease morbidity and mortality and increase quality of life.

Closing Date: 7/16/2018
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Contact Name: Renee Martin-Willett,  Laboratory Manager
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How to Apply: Please do not send applications by email. All applications must be submitted through the university's employment portal at the following link:

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