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Staff Research Associate 2 (9612C) - 20595
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2021
Title Staff Research Associate 2 (9612C) - 20595
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Social Work
    Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Psychology - General

Staff Research Associate 2 (9612C) - 20595

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 22, 2021

Departmental Overview

In 1921-22, in keeping with a growing trend across the nation, Berkeley's Department of Psychology was established as a separate unit, emerging from the Department of Philosophy. For nearly a century, the department 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).

The Psychology Department at University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for several full time positions to support and contribute to research within the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Centre (GBSMRC) at the University of California, Berkeley, which is led by Allison Harvey, Ph.D. and funded by NIMH and NICHD.

People with backgrounds in psychology, social work, public health, public policy, nursing, medicine, data science, marketing or related fields are encouraged to apply.

More information about the research team and ongoing projects can be found at our lab's web site: and


Our research aims to contribute to the exciting fields of dissemination and implementation science and sleep and circadian science. We will be hiring several project co-ordinators who will work on one or more of the following: (a) a randomized controlled trial of a transdiagnostic sleep treatment for people diagnosed with a severe mental illness who receive treatment in various community settings across Northern California, (b) a long-term follow-up of participants from a prior study and/or (c) a randomized controlled trial of a habit formation sleep intervention, for teenagers and young adults. The latter includes a text messaging intervention.

The positions include a variety of duties such as engaging and facilitating positive relationships with community partners, coordinating and facilitating research (e.g., recruiting participants), setting up study protocols within Qualtrics and managing data for the National Data Archive and for data analysis, problem solving, conducting assessments, ensuring the study remains on the timeline required for the timely completion of the research and representing UC Berkeley at meetings and community partner events.
  • The positions will involve regular travel to other counties.

Based in our beautiful new purpose built Psychology Department building at UC Berkeley (close to Downtown Berkeley BART), the new staff member will work alongside other team members to launch and ensure timely completion of this exciting dissemination study.

Travel to and communicate with community sites to engage community partners and facilitate the research which includes training to deliver the sleep treatment, setting up a train-the-trainer network, conducting assessments and recruiting providers and consumers to become involved in the study.

The incumbent will also assist with maintaining and nurturing positive working relationships with community partners and study participants.

Provide project co-ordination which may include recruiting, ensuring study timelines are met, randomizing, tracking, scheduling, liaising with both the university and community teams and ensuring they are all working together in an efficient and effective way, managing team facilities and purchasing supplies and preparing reimbursements and ensuring that we are complying with federal and institutional guidelines including writing and revising descriptions of our Institutional Review Board protocol.

The project co-ordinator will also assist in the development of new projects.

The incumbent will be mentored to facilitate their career development. It may also be possible to create opportunities for supervision, if needed for licensure.

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

    Salary & Benefits

    This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

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

    How to Apply

    To apply please include a cover letter that addresses the information below, and names/contact details for three references. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references page as a single attachment when applying.

    The cover letter should:
    • explain how your prior experience matches the position, and your career goals
    • describe the experience you have had in initiative taking, staying organized when there are competing demands and engaging community partners,
    • describe the experience you have with Qualtrics and or data management in SPSS, R or Stata.

    Other Information

    This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

    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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