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Staff Research Associate I (9613C) - 1833 - 1833
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Staff Research Associate I (9613C) - 1833 - 1833
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Staff Research Associate I (9613C) - 1833 - 1833

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 14, 2019

Departmental Overview

For nearly a century, Berkeley's Department of Psychology has been a national and international leader in psychological research and the superior educational programs that we have provided to undergraduates and doctoral students.

Today, our award winning faculty conduct ground-breaking research in many areas of psychology, including behavioral and systems neuroscience, clinical science, cognition, cognitive neuroscience, development, social, and personality. Our PhD students go on to exciting careers in academia (e.g. Yale, Stanford, UCLA), industry (e.g., Facebook, Google), healthcare (e.g., Oakland Children's Hospital, Seattle VA) and policy (e.g., National Institute of Justice).

  • Schedule and run experiments with adult human subjects, including those who are highly vulnerable (E.g., have made a recent suicide attempt).
  • Use lab computers and software to present experimental stimuli and procedures, perform basic data analysis, manage, store and protect data.
  • Serve as work lead for student researchers and provide training in the performance of experiments and lab procedures.
  • Assist with subject recruitment and community relations.
  • Assist with campus human subject protocol requirements.
  • Assist with preparation and submission of Institution Review Board (IRB) materials and basic aspects of grant applications.
  • Assist with preparation of work for conference poster presentation and with figures for paper publication
  • Order supplies and equipment, including computing equipment.
  • Coordinate reimbursements for lab personnel.
  • Update website for PI/lab.
  • May install software.

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or equivalent combination of experience and training.

Required Qualifications
  • Previous academic research experience working with adult human subjects in mental health research or clinical settings with exposure to and/or training in diagnostic interviewing and psychophysiological assessment.
  • Undergraduate course work in Psychology with emphasis in behavioral studies and exposure to ethical principles in conducting psychological research.
  • Must have knowledge of data management principles or ability to learn.
  • Ability with standard software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases).
  • Must have experience with graphics software such as ADOBE or ability to learn.
  • Must have experience with or ability to learn basic computer programming and HTML and simple networking.
  • Ability to handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
  • Must be organized, responsible, punctual, with ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional experience conducting research with or interviewing vulnerable populations or those with mental illness is preferred.
  • Experience working with software packages used in collecting and processing experimental data such as Matlab, SPSS and EPRIME is preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $22.0025.06 (steps 17)

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a part-time, 20-hours per week, limited (temporary) appointment, with an approximate end date in September 2020.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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