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UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
This position will support projects that are investigating the effects of EEG neurofeedback on working memory in patients with schizophrenia and mild cognitive impairment. The primary goal is to assess pre- and post-treatment changes at the level of the brain (using EEG, pupillometry), neuropsychological variables and behavior in response to neurofeedback treatment. The projects will help identify and characterize the specific cognitive, behavioral, electrophysiological, and functional brain changes that occur with such training. Furthermore, these projects will help identify patient sub groups most likely to benefit from neurofeedback.
Under supervision, the lab assistant will assist in routine tasks associated with recruitment and training of study participants. Duties include assisting with recruiting through fliers; scheduling, and testing participants and delivering EEG-neurofeedback via device; assist with EEG data pre-processing, organizing data, preparing experimental materials, conducting neuropsychological tests, symptom and functional ratings, and other tasks as needed.
Graduation from high school or a GED and two (2) years of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one (1) years of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Familiarity with EEG neurofeedback.
Experience in arranging for patients to complete paper and pencil assessments.
Proven ability to schedule assessments and EEG-Neurofeedback treatments.
Demonstrated experience with neuropsychological and physiology data collection.
Familiarity with MATLAB.
Excellent interpersonal skills needed in interactions with patients, including appropriate interview techniques, diplomacy and confidentiality.
Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Experience interacting effectively with co-workers as well as subjects.
Strong organizational, scheduling, and record keeping skills. Highly self-motivated and reliable, able to solve problems independently and with initiative.
Experience maintaining confidentiality in accordance with Human Subjects requirements.
Proficient computer skills, including familiarity with common programs, such as Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Specific computer experience using Excel, Word, or similar programs.
- Graduation from 4-year college with courses in experimental, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience and experience working in laboratory for 1-2 years in one of the disciplines listed above.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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