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Staff Research Associate I (9613C)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title Staff Research Associate I (9613C)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology

Staff Research Associate I (9613C) -

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 28, 2019

Departmental Overview
In 1921-22, in keeping with a growing trend across the nation, Berkeley's Department of Psychology was established as a separate unit, emerging from the Department of Philosophy. For nearly a century, the department 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).

  • Experimental research support: including but not limited to: manufacture (spinning) of tetrodes, assembly of 3D printed drives, loading of tetrodes into drives, cutting and plating of electrodes.
  • Conduct post-experimental research analysis, including but not limited to: cluster-cutting of single unit data, running research analysis software, also data backup maintenance and central archiving of analysis software.
  • General lab duties including but not limited to: maintaining organization of workshop materials (such as for tetrode manufacture), daily monitoring of lab supplies, ordering of new supplies when needed, monitoring of other daily requirements including data backups.
  • Conduct research experimental projects including but not limited to: helping with preparation of surgical tools (eg autoclaving), research support with experiments including training animals in behavioral experiments.
  • Maintenance and daily oversight of essential laboratory documentation including but not limited to: lab drug logs, surgery logs, order invoices, laboratory purchasing card payments.

Required Qualifications
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Must be organized, responsible, punctual, with ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Ability to handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines related to research project.
  • Previous work experience in a neurobiology research laboratory preferably including: general lab management duties (e.g. ordering supplies, maintaining protocols), experience with animal behavioral experiments and experience with electrode manufacture for behavioral neurophysiology experiments.

Salary & Benefits
The position is non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience up to $21.36.

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.

Other Information
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

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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