Research Assistant/Lab Manager (Junior Specialist) at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute

FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT: Research Assistant/Lab Manager (Junior Specialist) at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute


The Chromosome 22q11.2 Research Center and Clinic, part of the Cognitive Analysis and Brain Imaging Laboratory (CABIL) at the UC Davis MIND Institute is seeking a research assistant (Junior Specialist series) to play a leading role in a new NIMH-funded grant on chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The grant focuses on the interaction of cognition, affect, and stress biology as predictors of risk or protection for psychosis in teens and young adults with 22q11.2DS.


Duties will include participant testing using experimental cognitive tasks, Event Related Potentials (ERP), MRI (resting state functional MRI, structural MRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging) as well as basic data visualization and analysis, and also administering and scoring participant and parent questionnaire instruments. Other duties include assisting families with recruitment, travel and reimbursement, study scheduling, maintaining databases and general clerical tasks. Previous lab or research experience is required.


The Research Center and Clinic are directed by Dr. Tony J. Simon and funded by the National Institutes of Health.  CABIL’s mission is to investigate, explain, and eventually treat the cognitive impairments and psychiatric disorders experienced by children with neurodevelopmental disorders.  We focus on children and adults with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion (also known as Velocardiofacial or DiGeorge) syndrome.



-       Bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, NPB (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior) or similar

-       Interest in neurodevelopmental disorders and/or developmental psychopathology

-       Interest in research

-       Past research experience 

-       Experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders


Inquiries can be submitted to and can include:

-       Cover Letter

-       Resume or CV

-       List of references with email contact information

-       Unofficial transcript if possible