Open Positions

Imaging Data Assistant (Staff Research Associate)

Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Clinical Research Supervisor or Principal Investigator (PI), the SRA will assist the 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 collection and processing of multimodal brain MR imaging data. The SRA’s duties may include, but will not be limited to, supporting the neuroimaging studies by collecting data and 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 and scheduling meetings; supervised programming and modifying pipelines to meet experiment-specific needs.


The successful candidate would join the multidisciplinary team of world-class neurologists, neuropsychologists, speech-language pathologists, engineers, and cognitive scientists working at the ALBA lab within the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the largest cognitive and behavioral neurology center in the United States. Moreover, they would be affiliated with the UCSF Dyslexia Center (https://dyslexia.ucsf.edu/) and actively collaborate with the newly launched UCSF-UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center.

Department Description

The UCSF Department of Neurology brings together world-class researchers and physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain. The Department’ mission is to deliver superb patient care, to apply state-of-the-art translational research methods to discover the causes of and treatments for human nervous system disorders, and to educate each generation of medical students, neurology residents and postdoctoral fellows. By fostering cross-disciplinary interactions among scientists around the world, we accelerate the pace of discovery and champion the University's global health initiatives.

Required Qualifications

•    BA/BS degree in a related science and one or more years of related work experience with techniques and methods required by the position.
•    Experience with REDCap, Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
•    Proven skills and experience in at least one programming language (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R)
•    Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment

Preferred Qualifications

•    Master’s degree a field related to statistics, biomedical engineering, computational biology, or neuroscience
•    Strong background creating scientific figures and writing technical scientific reports
•    Experience in accessing and handling large multisite data sets for harmonization and analysis (can include but not limited to MRI, fMRI, DTI data, etc.)
•    Experience in training students or interns

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Speech and Language Pathologist (Pediatric)

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to conduct participant screening, assessment, diagnosis, and speech-language treatment implementation for funded research studies examining the nature of and interventions for dyslexia and related disorders. 
 

Required Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in speech pathology, and completion of the educational requirements for the certificate of clinical competence in speech pathology awarded by the American Speech and Hearing Association; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • English proficiency
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • CCC-SLP

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience administering clinical research protocols (assessment and/or intervention)
  • One or more year(s) of clinical experience with neurogenic cognitive/communication/apraxia of speech disorders
  • CA state license in speech-language pathology

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Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Clinical Research Supervisor or Principal Investigator (PI), the Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will perform entry-level duties related to the support and coordination of clinical studies in the Dyslexia Center and may receive training and development to prepare and advance for journey-level work at the next level within the series.

May be responsible for the coordination of one or more single or multi-site, active, or follow-up trials; help prepare protocols for study initiation; help design flow sheets, data forms, and source documents; gather and interpret medical, surgical and laboratory data regarding clinical trial subjects; may apply understanding of inclusion/exclusion eligibility criteria for protocols; help recruit, enroll, register, schedule and retain study subjects; 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 the preparation of reports and tables; attend team meetings, and perform other duties as assigned.

Department Description

The ALBA Language Neurobiology laboratory in the UCSF Memory and Aging Center studies how language is organized into brain networks across the lifespan. Our group researches how language skills and brain regions are impacted by neurological conditions and how they reorganize in response. Our multidisciplinary team correlates behavioral research with multimodal neuroimaging techniques to understand the neural underpinning of higher cognitive functions such as speech, language and memory. In particular, we research two syndromes: Primary Progressive Aphasia and Dyslexia.

The PI is also co-director of the UCSF Dyslexia Center. The center aims to eliminate the debilitating effects of developmental dyslexia while supporting the relative strengths of each individual. We develop best practice protocols to assess and diagnose children with dyslexia through a multimodal cognitive and neuroimaging program. We work closely with schools and educators to develop early interventions and educational strategies to help children with dyslexia thrive.

Required Qualifications

  • HS graduation and sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities; and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communications and presentation skills; excellent organizational skills; and excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively in a diverse team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Windows.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment; project management and coordination skills; ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines on concurrent projects.
  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships with patients, co-workers, & physicians. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated proficiency with REDCap, Qualtrics, or other research software
  • Experience working with study subjects or other people ages 5 through 18
  • Experience working with data collection forms and databases

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