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Specialist Series - Junior Specialist - BRoAD Lab

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Open July 1st, 2022 through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, seeks a Junior Specialist for research in adolescent psychiatry at the Biobehavioral Research on Adolescent Development (BRoAD) Lab. The BRoAD Lab is a NIH-funded multi-project laboratory which aims to: 1) elucidate the influential biological, behavioral, psychological and social factors related to child and adolescent behavioral and mental health conditions; and 2) identify the underlying mechanisms of interventions/treatments for such behavioral/mental health conditions.

The Junior Specialist will work with the Principal Investigator, Lab Manager, and other lab members to conduct several research protocols with the general aims described above. These research protocols include; 1) a study focusing on social, biological, and racial/ethnic stress associated with obesity in adolescents, 2) a study examining neurocircuitry differences in adolescents suffering from depression with and without a history of abuse or maltreatment, and 3) a study evaluating changes in neurocircuitry in response to an intervention which aims to reduce risky behaviors, facilitate family communication, and promote a positive future for Black/ African-American youth.

This position is offered at a 100%-time appointment for one year with the potential to renew annually.

Required: 1) Bachelor’s degree in psychology, public health, or related field, 2) Excellent oral and written communication skills, 3) Fluency in English for reading research protocols, documenting data into charts, and communicating with research participants, 4) Exceptional record-keeping, organizational, and time-management skills and ability to multi-task, 5) Ability to build and maintain rapport with adolescent and adult research participants, colleagues, and community recruitment partners

Desired: 1) Human subjects research experience including knowledge of IRB, NIH, HIPAA and other regulatory rules and requirements, 2) Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, 3) Fluency in Spanish is highly desired, 4) Wet laboratory experience is highly desired

Special Considerations: 1) Must be able/willing to work a flexible schedule (including evenings and weekends) as needed, 2) Must be able/willing to travel between study sites including UCI campus, UCI Medical Center, CHOC Children’s Hospital, and other sites in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Salaries are based on University of California salary scales, which are dependent on academic rank and step, and commensurate with experience.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Appointees to the Junior rank should possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience, e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, software programs, social science research methods, humanities scholarship, or creative activities.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.