Clinical Neuroscience Research Assistant positions open at UC Davis TCAN Lab

UC Davis Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) Laboratory is seeking applications for full-time research assistant/junior specialist positions at the under the direction of Dr. Cameron Carter.  Ideal applicants have received their B.A. or B.S. and are typically interested in an RA position to be more competitive in pursuing a career in medicine or psychology.  Both clinical (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00949) and technical (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00950) positions available at this time, the details of which are described below.  Start dates in Summer of 2016.

Applications can only be accepted via the UC Davis Recruit website.  Please note the positions are in the process of being posted to the UC Davis Recruit website and may not be immediately available.  Please check back frequently, and for any additional questions about the positions, please contact Dr. Tyler Lesh (talesh@ucdavis.edu).

UC Davis TCAN Coordinator/Clinical Position:
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00949
Broadly, the Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory studies the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness.  This position is to serve a Study Coordinator for the TCAN lab at UC Davis Medical Center. The incumbent will coordinate many aspects of the research study. The incumbent will use knowledge of mental health conditions to conduct phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants. The incumbent will also consent study participants and schedule all of their research appointments.  The incumbent will conduct clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct behavioral testing sessions.  The incumbent will manage the study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws.  The incumbent will also manage data collection and organization, including supervising undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases.  Furthermore, the incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help RAs develop their career goals.  The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

UC Davis TCAN Technical Position:
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00950
Broadly, the Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory studies the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness.  This position is to serve as a technically-oriented research assistant at the UC Davis Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Cameron Carter. The incumbent will be responsible for many aspects of data collection and analysis, and consequently will benefit from having experience or interest in neuroimaging and programming.  The incumbent will become proficient in operating all MRI and EEG hardware at the Imaging Research Center and will be responsible for collecting, organizing, and analyzing neuroimaging data (including diffusion MRI, fMRI, EEG/ERP, and PET).  The incumbent will use programming expertise to generate and maintain computer code used in organizing and analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data.  The incumbent will manage data collection and organization of behavioral data, including supervising undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases. Furthermore, the incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help RAs develop their career goals. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

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