Research Assistant Position at UC-Davis

Research Assistant, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California-Davis
We are seeking a recent college graduate for a full time research assistant / lab manager position with a duration of 1-2 years in the Infant Cognition Laboratory of Lisa Oakes at the UC-Davis Center for Mind & Brain.  Our research focuses on visual cognition in typically developing infants, and we study visual short-term memory, perceptual categorization, object representation, and so on. We use traditional looking time measures and eye-tracking (see  We work with dozens of families each week, testing many different studies simultaneously. This position involves a mix of research and lab management. The lab manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the lab, supervising multiple undergraduate research assistants, maintaining paperwork, etc. In addition, this position will involve testing infants, creating stimuli, and other aspects of designing experiments. Individuals in this position often have complete responsibility for projects, from experimental design to data collection and analysis to preparing manuscripts for publication, all in close collaboration with Lisa Oakes and her graduate students and post-docs. The ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, substantial research experience with infants, and experience using software such as Excel and SPSS. The person hired will be required to program data analysis and stimulus presentation in Matlab, E-Prime, or Presentation; previous programming experience is especially desirable, but not required.  This is an excellent position for someone who would like to obtain additional research experience before going to graduate school.  Davis is a very nice college town located 15 minutes from Sacramento, 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area, 45 minutes from Napa Valley, and 2 hours from Lake Tahoe.  To apply, send a cover letter, a resume, and a letter of recommendation to Lisa Oakes (  The position will remain open until filled, and the likely start date will be in June, 2015.  Starting salary is $36,432/year. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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