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University of Colorado Research Associate in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Research Associate

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

DOPsych Diversity Equity Inclusion Information:

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to hold the Department of Psychiatry’s faculty, staff, and trainees accountable for promoting a culture of inclusive excellence and respect.  We are committed to continuous education, sustaining cultural humility, and action related to DEI topics including systematic review of policies and procedures to ensure they are in alignment with the DOPsych DEI mission and vision.

Nature of Work

The Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Associate with significant neuroimaging experience to use advanced neuroimaging methods with clinical populations. The successful candidate will lead functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging data analysis efforts, under the supervision of Drs. Jason Tregellas and Kristina Legget. Additionally, the Research Associate will collaborate with other investigators affiliated with the on-campus Brain Imaging Center.

Professional Field

Psychiatry, Neuroimaging

Examples of Work Performed

  • Analyzing human neuroimaging data (functional/structural/other) across a variety of research

studies (30-60%)

  • Developing and maintaining imaging processing pipelines (10-20%)

  • Implementing state-of-the-art analysis techniques (10-30%)

  • Assessing quality of MR data (15-25%)

  • Developing and maintaining imaging and behavioral research databases (5-10%)

  • Supervising staff and trainees (5-20%)

  • Assisting with grant preparation and manuscripts (2-15%)

  • Writing and maintaining detailed descriptions of analytical methods and pathways, sufficient for

replication of analyses (2-5%)

  • Developing and maintaining an organizational system for analysis notes and logs (2-5%)

  • Managing and optimizing standard practices for data storage and back-ups (2-5%)

  • Developing new fMRI tasks using E-Prime and/or Presentation software (2-5%)

  • Trouble-shooting problems with existing E-Prime and/or Presentation paradigms (2-10%)

  • Developing pipelines to export behavioral data from E-Prime/Presentation paradigms

for use in fMRI analyses (2-5%)

  • Teaching techniques, procedures and experimental design to students and colleagues (2-20%)

Supervision Received

The Research Associate reports to the Director, Brain Imaging Center, Jason Tregellas, PhD.

Supervision Exercised

The Research Associate will not supervise other employees.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Applicants must demonstrate superior organizational skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.

  • A demonstrated ability to organize and complete complex projects and to work under tight deadlines.

  • A demonstrated ability to manage and respond to support customer needs and requests in a professional, timely manner.

  • Attention to detail, organized

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, handle a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to problem solve, troubleshoot and think critically

Salary Offered or Salary Range

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $52,000 to $85,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • The applicant must have completed a doctoral level degree in Physics, Biomedical or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, or associated field.

  • Applicants must have expertise in functional MRI and structural imaging.

  • Human subjects research experience is required.

  • Applicants must have expertise in scripting languages (e.g., bash) and proficiency using these in fMRI analyses.

  • Expertise in using neuroimaging software (e.g., SPM, FSL, ANTs, AFNI) and statistical packages (e.g., R, jmp) is required.

  • Applicants must have experience with multiple operating systems (e.g., Mac, Windows, Linux).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral training in a neuroimaging laboratory

  • Experience teaching neuroimaging methods to students/colleagues

  • Experience using E-Prime and/or Presentation software

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Apr 7, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Stephanie Vetter

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00782593

Req ID: 20821

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.