Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Neuroscience

May 28, 2021

Mon., May 24

Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) laboratory at the University of California, Davis

Position Description
Dr. Cameron Carter's Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) laboratory at the University of California, Davis is seeking a research assistant.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting research participants
  • Conducting phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants
  • Consenting study participants, scheduling all of their research appointments, and monitoring progress through the study procedures
  • Conducting clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member
  • Conducting behavioral testing sessions and MRI scan sessions
  • Managing study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws
  • Managing data collection and organization, including mentoring undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases
  • Participating in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help RAs develop their career goals
  • Contributing to writing and review of relevant manuscripts
  • Participating in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups, such as our weekly career development group and other educational and research organizations
  • Reviewing research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise

Position Requirements

  • Degree in psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience, computer science or a related field
  • Experience collecting and organizing data
  • Scheduling and/or calendaring experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work demands simultaneously
  • Previous experience working with adolescents and young adults with psychiatric disorders is a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish (oral & written) is a plus
  • Previous experience collecting and/or analyzing MRI data is a plus
  • Computer programming experience (e.g. R, python, Matlab, Unix shell) is a plus

Time Commitment
Full-time, with a minimum one-year commitment

$44,500 - $47,400 annual salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Please contact Praveena Singh with any questions.