[visionlist] Research assistant position available in infant visual cognition

Steven J Luck sjluck at ucdavis.edu
Sat Feb 4 14:09:57 -04 2023


Please forward the ad below to interested students/recent grads. This is an excellent opportunity for people who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in psychology. We have 2 collaborative projects using eye tracking, play sessions, and other assessments with infants. People in this position learn skills, contribute to research, present at conferences, and write manuscripts for publication.

Thank you,
Lisa Oakes

Dr. Lisa Oakes with the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis seeks to fill a research assistant position at the Junior Specialist level starting as soon as July 1, 2023, depending on funding. This is a 100% position and is for one year. There may be a possibility for extension depending on funding. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, from stimulus creation to data analysis to presentation of research findings in seminars, conferences, and manuscripts submitted for publication. The position will involve developing, in collaboration with the PI and grad students, new experimental designs, stimuli, and procedures. The person hired is expected to independently analyze data, create materials for presentation at conferences, and present research at national and international conferences.
The successful candidates will be responsible for:
Research (90%)

  *   Preparing stimulus and other experimental materials using Matlab, Python, Photoshop, and other software and programming environments (15%)
  *   Testing infant and child research participants, both observing behavior in the moment and using automatic eye-tracking systems (40%)
  *   Interviewing and consenting parents (10%)
  *   Preparing and maintaining IRB materials and ensuring compliance with those protocols. (5%)
  *   Maintenance of budgets, order supplies, and oversee day-to-day running of the lab (5%)
  *   Use R, Matlab, and excel to process and analyze data, prepare figures and text for presentation at research conferences and for manuscripts to be submitted for publication (15%)
Service (10%)

  *   Training and mentoring undergraduate research assistants.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field, experience with human subjects in a laboratory setting, knowledge of excel, experience with programming environments such as matlab, python, or R, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Preferred qualifications
Experience with testing infants or young children in behavioral research, knowledge of experimental methods to study early cognitive development, experience with and knowledge of infrared automatic eye-tracking systems, familiarity with human subjects protocols, experience conducting interview or consenting potential research participants, knowledge of most or all of the following software: R, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Director, Filemaker, Matlab and/or Python.
Document requirements

  *   Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  *   Cover Letter
  *   Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
Reference requirements

  *   2-3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05529
Help contact: ycpersonnel at ucdavis.edu<mailto:ycpersonnel at ucdavis.edu>

Lisa M. Oakes
Professor, Department of Psychology
Faculty Researcher, Center for Mind and Brain
University of California, Davis
267 Cousteau Place
Davis, CA 95618

phone:  530 754-4523 OR
530 754-8304
Pronouns: she/her/hers

[cid:42BAFC46-1CBF-4718-B59D-003D4D71FFAA at cmb.ucdavis.edu]

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