Lab Manager (9613C) 10454

Lab Manager (9613C) 10454 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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 17, 2020

Departmental Overview

For nearly a century, Berkeley's Department of Psychology has been a national and international leader in psychological research and the superior educational programs that we have provided to undergraduates and doctoral 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).

The Lab Manager will schedule and run experiments and evaluations of human subjects. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the administrative functions of the lab and training and leading up to eight undergraduate student researchers.

  • Schedule and run experiments with adult human subjects. Use lab computers and software to develop experimental stimuli and procedures, perform basic data analysis, manage, store and protect data. Serve as work lead for student researchers and provide training in the performance of experiments and lab procedures. Assist with subject recruitment and community relations. Assist with campus human subject protocol requirements.
  • Assist with preparation and submission of Institution Review Board (IRB) materials and basic aspects of grant applications. Assist with preparation of work for conference poster presentation and with figures for paper publication
  • Order supplies and equipment, including computing equipment. Coordinate reimbursements for lab personnel. Set-up and maintain website for PI/lab. May network computers and install software.

Required Qualifications
  • Previous academic research experience working with adult human subjects in mental health research or clinical settings with exposure to and/or training in diagnostic interviewing and psychophysiological assessment.
  • Undergraduate course work in Psychology with emphasis in behavioral studies and exposure to ethical principles in conducting psychological research
  • Experience working with software packages used in collecting and processing experimental data such as Matlab, SPSS and EPRIME.
  • Must have knowledge of data management principles or ability to learn.
  • Ability with standard software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases).
  • Must have experience with graphics software such as ADOBE or ability to learn.
  • Must have experience with or ability to learn basic computer programming and HTML and simple networking
  • Ability to handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines
  • Must be organized, responsible, punctual, with ability to pay close attention to details
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or equivalent combination of experience and training

Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional experience conducting research with or interviewing vulnerable populations or those with mental illness is preferred

Salary & Benefits

This is an hourly paid position, commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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 see:
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