Lab Manager

Riverside, CA
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$43,704 - $52,200

Position Information
The Social Neuroscience Lab at the University of California Riverside is seeking a full-time lab manager to join us in the Summer or Fall 2017.

The lab uses brain imaging and behavioral methods to examine biased social cognition and decision making processes, such as motivated perception, optimism and asymmetries in social learning, illusory control, self-enhancement, intergroup cognition, prosociality and social reward. We then link these processes with real world consequences across health, well being, risky behaviors, and clinical outcomes. Applicants can learn more about our work at

The position is ideal for motivated individuals looking to develop as researchers before applying to graduate programs in psychology, neuroscience or related fields.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Math, or related fields
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Demonstrated background and passion for research experience in psychology or neuroscience
Undergraduate level statistics course and experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g. Matlab, SPSS, R, Excel, etc.)
Some exposure to one or more programming language (e.g. Matlab, Python, Javascript, shell scripting, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications
Experience conducting independent research in psychology or neuroscience
Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (e.g. SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)
Strong computer programming skills

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview