Lab Assistant

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Lab Assistant Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201907103981 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $44,182 - $52,576 Position Information Dr. Diamond Bravo in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside is seeking a FT Research Technician (i.e., lab manager/coordinator) beginning September 2019.

The initial appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility to extend for an additional year based on performance and available funding. Some international travel may be required. The lab manager/research technician will work under the supervision of the PI to set up a new lab at UCR, and manage new and existing studies investigating how intersecting identities (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national identity) relate to policy, motivational processes, health, and development for youth and young adults, particularly Latinx/Hispanic populations. This is an ideal position for individuals who wish to pursue graduate work in human development, education, family studies, and/ or psychology. If interested, they would also have an opportunity to co-author conference posters and/or publications that will be submitted to peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Submit C.V., cover letter describing interest in position and relevant previous experience, and names and contact information for at least two references. References will be asked to address applicant's research experience, organizational and communication skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively, and experience working with ethnic-racial minority youth or within international contexts. Minimum Requirements 1. Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and three years of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and two years of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

2. Advanced Spanish reading, writing, speaking skills.

3. At least one-year prior research experience in psychology, human development, sociology, adolescent development research, or international research methodology.

4. Must have strong computer skills (e.g., Excel, Word, Powerpoint), and familiarity with qualitative (e.g., NVivo) and statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS).

5. Strong leadership, organizational, time-management, interpersonal, and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications 1. Bachelor's or Master's degree in psychology, human development, sociology, or a related discipline is highly preferred.

2. Experience with racial and/or ethnic minority youth/families, international, or community-based research.

3. Ability to work on assigned tasks independently and collaboratively.

4. Programming skills in Qualtrics.

5. Experience collecting and analyzing qualitative data, particularly as it relates to motivation, education, and identity.

6. Experience publishing peer reviewed journal articles.

7. Willingness to learn U.S. foreign policy regarding Caribbean relations (e.g., trade, immigration).

8. Strong public speaking 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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

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.

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Posted: 8/5/2019
Application Due: 12/5/2019
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