This job listing has expired and the position may no longer be open for hire.

Staff Research Associate 1 (50%)- SOM: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences- Sacramento Campus - 13030 at University of California - Davis Medical Centers in Sacramento, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Department Description

The Staff Research Associate (50% position) is part of a multidisciplinary team in a large behavioral science laboratory focused on language development in children, adolescents, and adults with fragile X syndrome, autism, and Down syndrome.

Job Summary
Final Filing Date : 12/7/2020
Salary Range : $23.34 - $27.85
Salary Frequency : Hourly
Appointment Type : Career
Percentage of Time : 50%
Shift Hour : Varying
Location : M.I.N.D. Institute Clinic
City : Sacramento
Union Representation : Yes
Benefits Eligible : Yes

We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.


The Staff Research Associate is responsible for four functions that require previous experience transcribing expressive language samples using child language conventions in a research or clinical setting, experience coding behavior in research (either live or form video and audio recordings), excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. One function is listening to and transcribing digitally recorded audio samples of expressive language produced by children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities according to a predetermined set of linguistic conventions using specialized software (SALT). A second function includes coding prepared transcripts or audio- or video-recorded interactions for various communication functions and behaviors following well-defined procedures and operational definitions. The third function includes checking testing protocols and entering data for analysis, including from multiple collaborating sites. Finally, assists with preparation of reports of findings to be presented at scientific conferences and submitted for publication in peer-review journals.

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor s degree in psychology, education, communication disorders, linguistics, or related field and/or equivalent work experience

* Experience transcribing spoken language samples according to child language research/clinical conventions

* Experience with recruitment in a research study setting

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Experience with recruitment in a research study setting

* Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a multidisciplinary team

* Evidence of some background in research, either through formal coursework or work in a behavioral research lab

Special Requirements
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.