Next review date:Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Jun 3, 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.
The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Specialist in the Center for Human Sleep Science, directed by Professor Matthew Walker. Research in the Center for Human Sleep Science is focused on the role of sleep in brain function. The laboratory uses an array of multi-modal imaging techniques ranging from functional MRI to quantitative electroencephalography and polysomnography. The laboratory also uses numerous computerized cognitive techniques for assessing brain functions.
The candidate will work on a collaborative project regarding sleep, memory, affect, and brain aging. The goal of the project is early identification and treatment of dementia and brain aging. Collaborators include members in UC Berkeley's Psychology Department and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.
The assistant specialist will be expected to work collaboratively with a research team to administer physiological, MRI, sleep EEG, neurocognitive, and neuropsychological tests. Furthermore, the assistant specialist will play a lead role in the recruitment of research participants both young and elderly. The candidate will also take part in data analysis of all types, research group discussions, and manuscript preparation, help design/facilitate behavioral and functional neuroimaging and sleep experiments, analysis of neuroimaging and behavioral data, and some administrative work. In addition, they will be responsible for insuring the proper operation and maintenance of the laboratory such as purchase, receive, store, and distribute supplies for lab projects; maintain inventory records.
Will need to create a set of self-written Matlab scripts, along with EEGLAB and SPSS analyses, to investigate regression analysis to develop EEG topoplots, and of spectral EEG assessments
Will perform specific analysis of MRI acts in our aging studies using MRI-based data in the software packaged SPM
Will be responsible for all scripting of Python programming for experimental designs, including for analysis of cognitive task data
Will be responsible for performing the skill of neuropsychological testing and evaluation of older adults and those with dementia using a standardized assessment battery
Recruit participants, both young and old
Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required:
Master's degree or equivalent international degree at the time of application.
Knowledge commensurate with graduate studies in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Psychology, or any other related scientific field
Previous experience in EEG and MRI research
Previous Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperation working with relationships with a multi-diverse campus
Experience using MATLAB/Python/R
Basic computer programming language skills in MATLAB/Python/R
Previous experience with cognitive testing software such as Eprime, Presentation, or Psych Toolbox
Laboratory experience working with human participants
Appointment: The initial appointment will be made at 100% time for 1 year with a start date of May 15, 2019. Thereafter, 1 year annual appointments renewable based on satisfactory performance and availability of extramural funding and support.
Interested individuals should submit application with contact information for two individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.
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