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

Tommy Sprague tsprague at ucsb.edu
Mon Sep 26 15:06:31 -04 2022

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 November 1, 2022 or later. The salary is based on
UCSB’s salary scales.

The laboratory is looking for an exceptional individual 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 Junior 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 Junior 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
Undergraduate Transcripts
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or
potential contributions to diversity through research and/or service.
Submission of this statement is strongly encouraged (Optional)

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/JPF02276
Help contact: pamelawilks at ucsb.edu

Position title: Junior Specialist
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: November 1, 2022
Position duration: This will be a will be a full time one-year position
with the possibility of renewal. Continuation beyond one year will be based
on performance and availability of funding.

Open date: September 26, 2022

Next review date: Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 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 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the
University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy:
https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered
Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if
applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption,
Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no
later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section
II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of
California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in
the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose
additional requirements.

Santa Barbara, CA
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