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Assistant/Associate Specialist - Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab - Psychology
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted May 20, 2024
Title Assistant/Associate Specialist - Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab - Psychology
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 06/28/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Psychology - Cognitive
    Psychology - General

Assistant/Associate Specialist - Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab - Psychology

Position overview
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $59,200-$70,500. "Off-scale" salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: August 1, 2024

Position duration: 1 year appointment with a possibility of renewal.

Application Window
Open date: May 19, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate Specialist in the Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab directed by Professor Alison Gopnik. The Assistant Specialist will assist with conducting interdisciplinary research. Projects may span from visual perceptual studies to classic causal-learning tasks.
Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting experiments with young children - including responding appropriately to unexpected situations in order to collect high quality data
  • Recruiting new testing sites, and maintain existing relationships
  • Maintain the PIs human subjects protocols

Ensure smooth running of the lab, including training undergraduate research assistants

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree at the time of application

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with and knowledge of experimental design for experiments with both children and adults
  • Good interpersonal skills, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting, and communicate effectively with members of the laboratory, parents, preschool administrators and teachers, and museum administrators
  • Must be an independent, highly motivated, and resourceful worker.
  • Experience with developmental testing with 1.5 to 8-year-olds
  • Experience with humans subjects protocol amendments

Experience running studies on Amazon Mechanical Turk

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements

  • 3-6 required (contact information only)

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