Part Time Junior Specialist - Dr. Swaab lab
University of California Davis Department of Psychology
United States

Part Time Junior Specialist - Dr. Swaab lab



Job #JPF02827


    Letters and Science: Social Sciences - PSYCHOLOGY


Recruitment Period

Open date: May 8th, 2019

Next review date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, May 22, 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.



Part Time Junior Specialist Position

Psychology Department, University of California, Davis


Dr. Swaab, in the Psychology Department at the University of California, Davis, seeks to fill a part-time (50%) Junior Specialist position starting spring 2019. This position is for up to six months. There may be a possibility for extension depending on funding. The successful candidates will work on research on cognitive-brain functions.


Responsibilities will include:

Developing of research protocols (5%)

• Develop new protocols for behavioral and physiological experiments. These duties involve creative and scholarly input which will have a direct impact on the experimental design—for example, developing new stimulus paradigms and tasks with input from other lab members.

Dissemination of Research (5%)

• Participate in weekly discussions of relevant literature, and conduct literature reviews relevant to the work being conducted

• Conduct independent data analysis.

• Contribute to the writing and preparation of manuscripts for publication as appropriate.

Undergraduate research assistant training and mentoring (20%)

• Train students on data collection and safety protocols. This will provide a university service in that they will be actively facilitating the participation of undergraduate students in research activities.

Conducting research (40%)

• Conducting human behavioral experiments

• Conducting human electrophysiological experiments

• Ordering supplies and software

• Assisting with human brain imaging experiments

• Assist with IRB renewals

Position qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor's degree

● Excellent writing and communication skills

● Excellent organizational and time management skills

● Experience working in a lab/research setting

● Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel & Word, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Drive)


Preferred Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science or Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.

● Availability to work flexible job hours.

● Previous research experience conducting behavioral and EEG experiments in human subjects, including all aspects of such research, including obtaining informed consent from subjects, prepping subjects and attaching electrodes, instructing subjects on the task, acquiring behavioral and EEG data, and data preprocessing and analysis.

● Computer skills, including willingness to learn MATLAB programming.


We will begin reviewing applications on May 22, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled. Starting salary for this Junior Specialist level position is $39,500/year plus benefits.


To apply, please follow these steps:


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    Upload the requested materials: cover letter, resume, transcript/proof of highest degree earned

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements


    Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.


    Cover Letter


    Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.


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