Department of Psychological Science Specialist - Resilience Research Coordinator

Drs. Alyson Zalta and Kate Kuhlman in the Department of Psychological Science are seeking a full-time research coordinator to support ongoing biobehavioral research focused on risk and resilience to early life stress and trauma exposure. Dr. Zalta is currently conducting a BBRF funded study exploring potential mechanisms of the intergenerational transmission of trauma in military families. Dr. Kuhlman is currently running an NIMH and BBRF funded study on the role of biobehavioral processes as predictors of risk and resilience for depression in adolescence. The job responsibilities include participant recruitment for both research studies, managing undergraduate, post-baccaulareate, and graduate trainees, managing lab inventory, organizing and collecting biological samples (blood and saliva), maintaining research protocols (e.g., IRB, internal procedure manuals), working directly with teens, patients, and families during active data collection, and data organization/management. Furthermore, advanced job functions include discussing new scientific discoveries in clinical psychology and neuroscience and their translational value to ongoing lab projects, processing and analyzing data using computer software or self-written algorithms, and contributing to scientific presentations and publications as needed.

The minimum educational requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field. Skills required include a solid understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), proficiency in SPSS, proficiency in data management, excellent organizational skills, and demonstrated professionalism. The salary is entry-level (commensurate with qualifications and experience) for the institution, and the position is available for at least one year with the possibility for renewal.
This is an ideal position for applicants who wish to gain clinical experience working with high risk adolescent and adult populations, while working in a stimulating intellectual environment that is dedicated to clinical and translational science.

The University of California, Irvine 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. For more information, please contact Dr. Zalta or Dr. Kuhlman via email: or respectively.

Job location: Irvine, CA

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Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • List of 3 to 5 references including name, relationship to applicant, and contact information
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.