Open Positions

Dyslexia Center

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Req Number: 54322BR

Join a high-performing team of collaborative, intrinsically motivated, accountable, detail-oriented colleagues who are driven to support one another in achieving ambitious research goals. Our lab makes ground-breaking discoveries in the neurobiology of language and learning across the life course. Under the supervision of a Clinical Research Supervisor, Principal Investigator (PI), or other PI-designated supervisor, the Dyslexia Center Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will perform entry-level duties related to the support and coordination of research studies and may receive training and development to prepare and advance for journey-level work at the next level within the series.

In this role, you may:

  • Coordinate one or more single or multi-site, active or follow-up clinical trials
  • Help prepare protocols for study initiation • Help design flow sheets, data forms, and source documents
  • Gather and select data regarding research participants for interpretation
  • Apply understanding of inclusion/exclusion eligibility criteria for protocols
  • Help recruit, enroll, register, schedule and retain study participants
  • Record protocol-specific treatments and assure collection and shipment of samples
  • Assist research personnel to keep patients on study schedules
  • Complete study forms to submit to sponsors and/or appropriate agencies
  • Collect, enter, and clean data into study databases, maintaining data quality; assist with data analysis
  • Assist with preparation of reports and tables, attend team meetings, and perform other duties as assigned

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience: Focus on Dyslexia

The ALBA Language Neurobiology laboratory or the UCSF Memory and Aging Center has an open postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience.

Directed by Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini, the ALBA lab provides world-class clinical care while performing cutting-edge research on the cognitive and neural correlates of language and related cognitive functions across the life span. Neurodegenerative as well as neurodevelopmental disorders, including frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, and dyslexia, are used as clinical models.

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to ongoing experiments and pursue self-directed projects within the lab’s areas of investigation. Working closely with the current members of the team, he/she will contribute to our empirical efforts to further our understanding of the neurobiology of language. The focus will be the collection and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data on neurotypical and atypical development of language and other high-level cognitive functions. Strong passion for and/or prior expertise in learning disabilities (in particular dyslexia) is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in either cognitive neuroscience or neuroimaging (in particular understanding of, and experience with, fMRI data analysis). Excellent English (oral and written) and good communication skills are necessary. Strong computational and programming skills are preferred. Appropriate areas of doctoral training include, but are not limited to, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and computer science.

The successful candidate would join the multidisciplinary team of world-class neurologists, neuropsychologists, speech-language pathologists, engineers, and cognitive scientists working at the UCSF - Memory and Aging Center, the largest cognitive and behavioral neurology center in the United States. Moreover, he/she would be affiliated with the UCSF Dyslexia Center [to know more, please check out: https://dyslexia.ucsf.edu/], and actively collaborate with the newly launched UCSF-UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center:

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2019/09/415346/dyslexia-other-learning-challenges-are-focus-new-20m-initiative

To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, and 3 names of potential references to [email protected]   

Informal inquiries are most welcome.

ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab

Imaging Data Assistant (Staff Research Associate II)

Req Number: 54388BR

The Staff Research Associate II / Imaging Data Assistant will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) or other PI-designated supervisor in clinical research that focuses on the neurobiology of language and learning across the life course. Projects will include structural and functional neuroimaging studies.

The individual’s duties may include, but will not be limited to, supporting the neuroimaging studies by performing image preprocessing and analyses under general supervision; managing and reporting on study results; creating, cleaning, updating, and managing databases and comprehensive datasets and reports; overseeing study data integrity; reporting study progress to research team; supervised programming to meet experiment-specific needs.

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Administrative Officer II

Req Number: 54169BR

The UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s (MAC) mission is to deliver superb patient care to patients with neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease, and neurodevelopmental disorders, like dyslexia. In addition, we aim to discover the causes of and develop treatments for these disorders, and to educate each generation of medical students, neurology residents, postdoctoral fellows, and international scholars in the highest quality of clinical care and research.

The Administrative Officer uses professional concepts to apply organization policies and procedures to oversee a variety of ongoing administrative operational issues in support of the dyslexia and neuropathology units within the division of the Memory and Aging Center under the direction of the Operations Manager. This position will play an integral role in using exceptional judgment to provide timely and detail-oriented administrative and operational support for two senior-level/ high-profile faculty members. Serves as the primary administrative contact for both the dyslexia and pathology units. The Administrative Officer will independently facilitate communication and manage periodic project-specific tasks, manage PIs’ calendars – including oversight and coordination of travel arrangements and meeting/appointment logistics and reimbursements, diligently maintain filing systems and lab documentation, onboard new hires, and complete HR actions to support lab and programmatic needs. Analyzes and resolves operational problems of moderate scope. Additional duties may include planning and coordination of lab events and supporting federal grant reporting.

The position requires balancing multiple, often simultaneous, activities and the ability to prioritize work to ensure that tasks are completed on time. The position also requires a high level of professionalism, strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to support and work in a dynamic environment, and a high degree of personal ownership to ensure quality work products are delivered and support activities are performed. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, professional, and highly organized individual.

Note: This position requires full-time in-office support, there is no opportunity for telecommuting.

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