The Social Affective Neuroscience and Development <> (SAND) Lab at UCLA, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Silvers <> , is looking to hire a new full-time lab manager (i.e., Staff Research Associate) in summer 2021. The SAND Lab uses behavioral and cognitive neuroscience methods to understand social and emotional development in children, adolescents, and young adulthood. A large focus of our current research is on the effects of early caregiving adversity on adolescent neurodevelopment.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology or neuroscience, as well as prior relevant research experience. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are a must, as is comfort and skill with managing complex datasets. Experience with fMRI methods, statistical analysis or programming are desired, as is experience in working with children, families and other vulnerable populations. This job necessitates the ability to work independently, pay exquisite attention to detail, prioritize effectively, and adapt to changing situations.
This position carries numerous research and administrative responsibilities. The lab manager will be involved in designing and implementing experiments, programming experimental tasks, recruiting and scheduling participants, running research sessions and analyzing data. They will also play an integral role in overseeing day-to-day lab operations, which includes maintaining the lab website and research equipment, overseeing IRB protocols, planning and scheduling lab events and research meetings, and helping to supervise undergraduate research assistants. The ideal lab manager will contribute creatively to research projects, work closely and productively with other lab members, and co-author academic papers and poster presentations. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to apply to a doctoral program in psychology or neuroscience in the future.
Applicants can read more about the position and apply by going to this link <> and searching for the position with requisition number 33097. Any questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Silvers at <> .