Full-time, Paid, Technical Specialist, Neuroscience

July 9, 2020

Position Description
The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis is seeking a technically-oriented research assistant for the Defining the Neural Circuitry of Agency Deficits in Psychotic Disorders study at UC Davis Medical Center. This study is under the direction of Dr. Wilsaan Joiner and in collaboration with Dr. Cameron Carter’s Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) Laboratory. This position will work collaboratively with the PI to implement technical aspects of the research project, including using knowledge of programming and neuroimaging to help test and implement measures for use in the study.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Creatively adapting study protocol, which may include developing new experiments or modifying existing experiments and documenting changes as appropriate
  • Proposing alternative analysis strategies, generate novel projects with existing data, and review literature for manuscript preparation
  • Executing and training others in the execution of fMRI tasks
  • Assisting in data management
  • Acting as a mentor for undergraduate volunteers in the lab and providing training in lab procedures

Position Requirements

  • Must have a bachelors degree in psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, or a related field
  • Experience collecting and organizing data 
  • Experience working in a team-oriented research environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work demands simultaneously
  • Previous experience working with adolescents and young adults with psychiatric disorders a plus

Time Commitment


$42K to start

To apply, submit a cover letter detailing specific qualifications for this particular position, a CV, and the names of three references via the position's website.