Junior Specialist: UC Santa Barbara


Salary range: The posted UC system-wide salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnelprograms/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 24B (https://ap.ucsb.edu/compensation.and.benefits/ucsb.salary.scales/24B.pdf) for the salary range at UCSB. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $50,300 to 53,600 annually. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: September 1, 2023
Position duration: This will be a one-year position with a comprehensive benefits package with the possibility of renewal. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding.

Open date: April 3, 2023
Next review date: Monday, Apr 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Participate fully in social psychology and cognitive neuroscience research. Responsibilities will include: assisting with study design and stimulus construction, assisting with recruiting and training undergraduate student RAs, scheduling, prescreening, and testing participants for behavioral and neuroimaging studies, data management, statistical analysis, assisting the PI and research team with presentations at lab meetings and at psychology and neuroscience conferences, and authorship on academic research articles. Additional duties will include: contributing to administrative tasks of the lab, such as managing IRB protocols and reviews, and ordering, and maintaining lab supplies to assure all research projects and are executed properly. Candidates must be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, have strong multi-tasking, problem-solving, interpersonal, and organizational skills. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service appropriate to the position.

Department: https://psych.ucsb.edu/
Lab: https://yeslab.psych.ucsb.edu/

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program or currently have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
-At least 6 months of experience working in a research setting.
-At least 6 months of experience working with sophisticate behavioral analysis , such as RSA
-At least 6 months of experience working with task presentation programming language, such as PsychoPy
-Applicants must have their bachelors degree conferred by the start date of the position.

Preferred qualifications
Previous work with fMRI data analysis and/or text analysis algorithms in a research setting is preferred. Candidates
should be proficient at least in one programming language (e.g., Matlab, Python, Javascript), and be comfortable
learning others when needed. Strong references and Cover letter.

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Undergraduate Transcripts (Optional)
Reference requirements
3 required (contact information only)
Applicants that are strongly considered will have their references contacted prior to selection for interview

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02483

Help contact: pamelawilks@ucsb.edu
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