[visionlist] Job Opening: Junior Specialist - Sprague Laboratory, UC Santa Barbara Dept of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Tommy Sprague tsprague at ucsb.edu
Mon Jul 26 14:33:32 -04 2021

The Sprague Laboratory within the Department of Psychological and Brain
Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites
applications for an open, full-time Junior Specialist position, with an
anticipated start date of September 1, 2021 or later. The salary is based
on UCSB’s salary scales.

The laboratory is looking for exceptional individuals with particular
emphasis in the area of Vision Science and Computational Cognitive
Neuroscience. Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Sprague, the Perception,
Cognition and Action Laboratory seeks to understand the neural mechanisms
underlying behaviors related to visual spatial cognition, including visual
attention, working memory, and the guidance of eye movements, using
techniques including computational neuroimaging, EEG, and eye tracking.

Responsibilities of the Junior Specialist will include engaging in
specialized research associated with ongoing projects, including
behavioral, eyetracking, and neuroimaging studies interrogating the neural
mechanisms of visual spatial cognition. The Specialist will assist with
recruiting, organizing, and scheduling participants, conducting literature
reviews, developing/programming experiments, acquiring and analyzing data
(behavioral, eyetracking, fMRI, EEG), and preparing results for
presentation. The Specialist will also assist with training of research
volunteers, and managing research protocols.

Further information about the Sprague Laboratory can be found at:

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

Department: https://psych.ucsb.edu/

Lab: https://spraguelab.psych.ucsb.edu/

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in psychology
or a related field (neuroscience, computer science, applied mathematics,
biology, etc.) by the time of application

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
-Will have a demonstrated record of academic excellence as evidenced by
outstanding grades in relevant courses (major GPA of 3.0 or higher).
-Demonstrated potential for excellence in research as evidenced by previous
laboratory experience or research assistant positions (6+ months duration).

Preferred qualifications
Preferred candidates will have a major GPA of 3.5 or higher, experience
with programming tools (UNIX, bash, MATLAB/Python programming), a strong
college math background (linear algebra), and previous research experience
with human subjects (1 or more years).

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Please include a brief description of research interests
Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional) - Statement addressing
past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research and/or
service. Submission of this statement is strongly encouraged
Undergraduate Transcripts
Reference requirements:
3 required (contact information only)
We will inform all candidates under serious consideration that their
reference will be contacted beforehand

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02013
Help contact: pamelawilks at ucsb.edu

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 status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Santa Barbara, CA
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