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Lab Coordinator

Company: University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:


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. At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu. Departmental Overview In 1921-2, 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. The Psychology Department moved to Tolman Hall in 1963 when it was a new state-of-the-art building. This building served us well for over 50 years, but alas, the nature of our work has changed and our beloved Tolman Hall was no longer quite state-of-the-art. In June 2018, we moved to a new building at the corner of Berkeley Way and Shattuck. We look forward to another 50 years of continuing our cutting-edge research, excellent clinical services, and renowned teaching and advising of undergraduate and PhD 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). Position Summary This position will be responsible for research data collection and logistics for the Social Origins Lab at UC Berkeley. Assists in overall planning, development and administration of all research activities. Cultivates and maintains collaborative relationships with and facilitate communication between the diverse project partners in Berkeley. Responsible for recruiting, mentoring, and training various undergraduate research assistants. Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 04/04/2024. Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with data collection sites (schools, museums, public parks).
  • Create recruitment materials (PowerPoints, flyers, newsletters) and distribute them to data collection sites.
  • Design and deliver presentations to site staff, parents, and children.
  • Ensure that data is collected from diverse, community samples.
  • Plan, schedule, and facilitate data collection activities.
  • Organize data collection schedules for all studies, schedule data collection site visits for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.
  • Keep records of children tested for each study.
  • Organize outreach to disseminate findings of research.
  • Coordinate presentations by lab members at various sites to site staff, parents, and/or children.
  • Responsible for preparing and analyzing documents including IRB proposals, research reports, manuscripts, presentations, and grant reports.
  • Write procedures for each study and submit them to the IRB.
  • Communicate with IRB reviewers, edit study protocols.
  • Participates in administrative policy and program planning and development.
  • Serves as liaison between project and UCB Special Projects Office, Contracts and Grants, and Human Subjects Review Board.
  • Manages grant budgets and spending.
  • Enforces IRB policies, ensures that all lab activity abides by ethics guidelines.
  • Recruit, mentor, and train undergraduate research assistants.
  • Manage the hiring of research assistants through programs such as URAP and Psych 199.
  • Train research assistants in lab general policies, ethical guidelines, and data collection methods.
  • Provide professional development opportunities to undergraduate research assistants.
  • Organizes research trips to field sites.
  • Book transportation (airfare, etc.), manage budgets for research trips, process reimbursements for travel.
  • Provides a variety of analytical duties in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit.
  • Improve lab policies to maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Ensures the storage and transfer of data complies with human subjects' regulations.
  • Manage databases for consent documents, assent documents, and sensitive participant information. Required Qualifications
    • Project management skills with strong attention to detail.
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
    • Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
    • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
    • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
    • Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and DropBox.
    • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Public Health, Development, Social Work, Public Policy or related field and/or equivalent experience/training. Salary & Benefits This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), contract appointment, eligible for UC benefits with the possibility of extension with continued funding. This is a non-exempt, hourly paid position. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website. Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $28.30 - $48.71. How to Apply
      • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. Other Information
        • This is not a visa opportunity. 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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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