Volunteer and Job Opportunities
There are frequent opportunities for exceptional individuals who share our quest to improve the quality of learning for children to work in the lab. Current openings are listed below.
Jobs
Full-time Research Assistant at UConn BIRC

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks a highly independent and
motivated full-time research assistant (RA) to support a foundation funded research project that is focused on socioemotional competencies in those with learning disabilities including dyslexia. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in other federally and non-federally funded-research projects in the brainLENS laboratory, gain experience in grant and manuscript writing and large-scale project management, outreach and community engagement projects, and access to a wealth of archival developmental and longitudinal behavioral and neuroimaging data on language, literacy and socio-emotional competencies. This is a one-year position with a high likelihood of renewal.


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MRI Volunteer Assistant

Interested in joining our research team and administering assessments to children?
brainLENS (Hoeft Laboratory for Learning Engineering and Neural Systems, brainLENS.org) at
UCSF combines cutting edge, interdisciplinary research methods with a deep passion for
maximizing children’s potential in life. UCSF is a premier biomedical research institution, ranked second in the world for Neuroscience and Behavior by US News. UCSF brainLENS currently runs two studies:
- Learning Success Program (http://brainlens.org/learning), evaluating language, cognitive,
and brain development in children in immersion and general education schools K-3rd Grade.
- Family Brain Program (http://brainlens.org/family), studying heritability of literacy, math, and cognitive brain networks in children and their parents.

We are in need of individuals to assist with MRI data collection on the weekends in Spring 2019. MRI assistants will administer fMRI training and assessments to young children, and support the scanning process. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are enthusiastic about: (1) working with children and their families, (2) learning more about neuroimaging and cognitive tasks, and (3) being involved in cutting edge interdisciplinary research.

Requirements: Availability on weekends, approximately 16 hours/month; Ability to commute to San Francisco; Must be able to start April 2019 for training.

If interested, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your interests to olga.kepinska@ucsf.edu with “[MRI Assistant] [Your Name] Application” in the subject line. Candidates may be asked to come in for interviews and provide letters of recommendation as next steps. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


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One Full-Time IT Staff Position @ UCONN brainLENS-East (Storrs, CT)

We are inviting applications for the position of Technical Support Consultant (Computer Technical Support Consultant 2, UCP VII) at Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC). This is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable position with a yearly contract. UConn recently opened the 3,200 square foot neuroimaging center, dedicated to cognitive neuroscience research. The IT staff will support the computing infrastructure needs of BIRC’s day-to-day operations, by providing computing and information technology support services internally and to the BIRC community.

Interested candidates should view the full qualifications, application instructions, and description below.


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