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Lab Assistant

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$32,656 - $37,835

Position Information

Dr. Rachel Wu's Cognitive Agility across the Lifespan via Learning and Attention (CALLA) Lab at the University of California, Riverside is seeking a full-time Laboratory Assistant to begin in Spring/Summer 2018. The lab uses EEG, MRI, eye-tracking, and behavioral techniques to study learning and attention in infants, children, young adults, and older adults. Because this Laboratory Assistant will help conduct, analyze, and write up research, this position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a PhD in developmental cognitive neuroscience or related fields.

Minimum Requirements

Ability to work with good judgement.

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent skills working with subjects in a research setting.

Detail-oriented with outstanding organizational and time management skills.

Available to work 40 hours per week for a 1-year commitment.

Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and one (1) year of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.

Experience working in a research environment in the areas of psychology, or neuroscience, specifically in the area of neuropsychological or behavioral tests.

Strong computer skills.

Experience interacting with infants, children, and older adults.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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