Full-time Junior Specialist Lab Coordinator Position Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis Professor Yuko Munakata seeks to fill a full-time junior specialist position in the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis to begin September 2019 (start date flexible). The position is for 1-2 years with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding. The lab studies the development of executive functioning, investigating how children learn to achieve goals by planning ahead, stopping themselves from doing things they shouldn't do, flexibly switching from one activity to another, and solving problems. The lab also explores social and contextual factors that shape the development of executive function, and implications for intervention. The junior specialist will work closely with the PI and lab group to set up a new child development lab at Davis, and support and transition projects and systems from Professor Munakata's current lab at the University of Colorado Boulder. The successful candidate will also participate in all aspects of research in executive function development. The position will involve collaborating with the PI, postdocs, and grad students to develop new experimental designs and procedures, analyze and interpret data, present research at conferences, and submit manuscripts for publication. Responsibilities will include:
Development of research materials (10%) ? Make substantive contributions to study design, stimulus creation, data analysis and interpretation.
Activities Related to the Dissemination of Research (30%) ? Make substantive contributions to presentations, publications, grant proposals, and grant progress reports ? Participate in weekly discussions of relevant literature, and conduct literature reviews relevant to the work being conducted ? Maintenance of budgets, ordering supplies ? Preparing and maintaining IRB materials and ensuring compliance with those protocols. ? Preparing figures and text for presentation at research conferences and for manuscripts to be submitted for publication.
Undergraduate research assistant training and mentoring (30%) ? Train and mentor undergraduate students on participant recruitment, data collection, coding and analyses protocols. This will provide a university service in that they will be actively facilitating the participation of undergraduate students in research activities.
Conducting Research (30%) ? Test child and adult research participants using behavioral, eye tracking, and brain imaging techniques ? Interview and consent participants or their caregivers ? Support outreach efforts to partner with relevant organizations in the community around common interests (e.g., developing mobile research exhibits for children's museums)
Position qualifications Minimum Qualifications: ? Bachelor's degree ? Excellent writing and communication skills ? Excellent organizational and time management skills ? Experience working in a lab/research setting ? Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel & Word, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Drive) Preferred Qualifications: ? Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field ? Leadership or managerial experience, particularly with peers or more senior individuals ? Experience coordinating/collaborating with multiple teams ? Experience creating, adapting, and/or documenting protocols (e.g., organizational or personnel procedures) ? Experience with children and families ? Experience in any aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience ? Experience submitting protocols to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) ? Statistical analysis skills, including experience with analytical software such as R ? Web design and social media skills ? Programming skills (e.g., with Psychopy, E-Prime, and MATLAB) We will begin reviewing applications on June 10, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled. Starting salary for this Junior Specialist level position is $39,500/year plus benefits. To apply, please follow these steps:
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