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Junior Specialist/Neuroimaging Data Analyst - Ann S. Bowers Women's Brain Health Initiative

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC system-wide salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 24B for the salary range at UCSB. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $52,600 to 56,000 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: April 1, 2024 or later
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.

Application Window

Open date: March 4, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Mar 18, 2024 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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.

Position description

The Junior Specialist provides support for managing and analyzing neuroimaging data. They will play a central role in large-scale projects that seek to understand how hormones shape brain structure and function across the lifespan. Within these projects, the applicant will work in a team environment with a multi-disciplinary group of faculty and trainees from psychology, neuroscience, and engineering. Primary responsibilities include management, processing, and analysis of high-dimensional imaging data. Additional responsibilities will be assigned based on the successful candidate's skills and interests.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed or be currently enrolled in a BA or BS program in psychology, engineering, statistics, computational neuroscience or a related field at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicants must have their bachelors degree conferred by the start date of the position.

Preferred qualifications

To succeed in this highly collaborative environment, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Program and data analysis skills are strongly preferred, including Python, linux/bash, and R. Experience with neuroimaging tools (SPM, AFNI, FSL) is also strongly preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Applicants that are chosen for an interview will have their references contacted after the interview

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA