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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: July 24, 2019
Departmental Overview The Emotion and Social Interaction Laboratory studies how emotions help (and hurt) us in everyday life by examining the ways in which emotions influence social interactions, decision making, memory, prospection, and goal-directed behavior. We ask questions about the linkage between emotion and these processes in healthy people and in people with different psychological disorders, including schizophrenia and depression. We also study how different contextual factors influence feelings and the perception of emotion in others, as well as how emotion shapes our perceptions of social contexts. We use behavioral, self-report, psychophysiological, and brain imaging methods in our research.
Participants are people with in middle age that are part of a study that began in the 1960s.
Recruitment will require interfacing with Child Health and Development Studies (CHDS) that keeps the records of the cohort.
Develop data base for study data; perform fidelity checks for study data to audit research assistant work.
Assist with data transfer to Temple University.
Set up materials and procedures for study; troubleshoot computer and camera issues relevant; Maintain petty cash account to pay participants.
Run participants in the study, which will include instructing participants to complete Qualtrics surveys; doing interviews on life experiences; conducting neurocognitive tests, and running computer based experiment.
Escort participants between campus labs and buildings, including Berkeley Way West and Li Ka Shing.
Supervise the purchasing, receiving, storing, distribution and maintenance of laboratory equipment used by students, postdocs, and faculty; supervise undergraduate research assistants in the laboratory.
Network computers and install software.
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.
Familiarity with software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, Adobe, iMovie, ePrime).
Ability to handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
Ability to work with community adults in middle age from a variety of diverse backgrounds and with diverse mental health histories.
Ability to handle multiple ongoing tasks.
Organized, responsible, with close attention to detail.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to develop and maintain databases; perform data analyses.
Familiarity with or experience in academic research environment.
Familiarity with software packages used in collecting and processing experimental data, especially eprime and MatLab.
Experience with psychological research, including running psychological studies.
Salary & Benefits This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $17.74 - $20.86, Steps 1.0 - 5.0.
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.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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