Research Associate, Department of Psychology
Description of Work Unit
Teach the methodology and core content areas of academic psychology to approximately 940 undergraduates, and to educate and train approximately 95 graduate students in general psychology and in the specialities of Counseling, Applied Social and Health, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
The Department of Psychology and other research centers and funded research grants within the department seek applications throughout the academic year from individuals who are interested in Research Associate positions. The open positions may be temporary or special assignment. Annual terms and reappointment my depend on performance and/or the continued availability of funding. Psychology department research positions are in the areas of Applied Social and Health, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, Counseling, and Industrial/Organizational. Research centers within the department include the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, and the Institute for Applied Prevention Research, which is a Diversity Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence and is an umbrella group for a number of centers including Tri-Ethnic and CoAMP. Research Associate applicants must hold a B.S. degree in an appropriate discipline. A minimum of one-year work experience is preferred.
Qualifications for Research Associate I are less than 3 years of professional, post-baccalaureate experience.
Qualifications for Research Associate II are more than 3 years of relevant professional experience for an individual with a Bachelor’s degree or a Masters degree and no other significant professional experience.
Qualifications for Research Associate III are individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of work-related experience or a Master’s degree with at least 2 years experience. Individuals with a PhD who have no additional experience may also be appointed to this position.
Qualifications for Research Associate IV are individuals with a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of work-related experience, or a Master’s degree with more than 5 years of experience. Individuals holding a PhD who have at least 2 years experience may also be appointed to this position.
Required Job Qualifications
Research Associate applicants must hold a B.S. degree in an appropriate discipline.
Preferred Job Qualifications
A minimum of one-year work experience is preferred.
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
This pool is valid through 4/30/2019. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
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