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Junior Specialist, Social Cognitive Development Lab, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 22nd, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 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.

Description

The Social Cognitive Development Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara, directed by Zoe Liberman, is seeking applications for an open, full-time position for a Junior Specialist position with an anticipated start date of September 23, 2019. This will be a one year position with a comprehensive benefits package and with the possibility of renewal. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding. The salary is based on UCSB’s salary scales.

DUTIES
Engage in specialized research regarding testing infants, toddlers, and children in behavioral experiments. Responsibilities will include: assisting with recruiting and training undergraduate student RAs, assisting with study design, stimulus construction, audio and video editing, data management, statistical analysis, assisting the PI and research team with presentations at lab meetings and at developmental psychology 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 and organizational skills.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, at the time of application is required.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
6 months to 1 year of this experience should be in a lab setting (e.g., as an undergraduate researcher). Because the lab does research on campus and at local museums, the applicants must be able to communicate and interact with a wide variety of audiences as evidenced by strong references and a strong cover letter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Previous work with young children, aged 6 months to 5 years-old, in a research setting is preferred. Candidates should be comfortable working with MS Office and Google Drive, and should have basic familiarity with statistical software, such as R Studio or SPSS.

Applications received by September 9, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit:
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01566

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: :

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter (Describing your qualifications, research interests and career goals)
  3. Undergraduate Transcripts
  4. Names and Contact Information for 2 References

The Psychological & Brain Sciences Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://www.psych.ucsb.edu

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please describe your qualifications, research interests and career goals.

  • Undergraduate Transcripts

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)