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Assistant Project Scientist Position (Half-Time)

Employer

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine

Location

Irvine, California, U.S.A.

Contact

Application Procedure - Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae that should include a record of research experiences and the names of three references before 9/30/2013 to:

Peter Knaup, Clinic Manager

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

1100 Gottschalk Medical Plaza, Zot Code: 4285

Irvine, CA 92697-4285

Email at pknaup@uci.edu

The University of California, Irvine is an equal-opportunity employer.

Description

The University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) has an opportunity for a project scientist position.The incumbent will function as a psychologist in the interdisciplinary research program on Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and successful aging, under the general supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. The psychologist will be responsible for the administration of a battery of standardized cognitive tests to elderly research participants and patients seen at the UCI MIND, Memory Assessment and Research Clinic (MARC). Approximately 400 patients/participants are evaluated annually at MARC and each individual is administered a comprehensive battery of neuropsychological tests.  This battery includes measures of recent verbal and visual memory, attention, mental status, language, visual-spatial, and executive functioning, as well as depression.  The primary responsibilities of the psychologist will include administration of the neuropsychological test battery to participants, interpretation of the test results, writing of reports, and active participation in designated clinical research projects. The incumbent to this position must be sensitive to the physical and psychological needs of the elderly.

Requirements

M.A., Psy.D., or Ph.D. in clinical psychology is required.  Also required is a minimum of one year of experience conducting neuropsychological assessments of healthy, memory-impaired, and demented geriatric individuals.  Experience administering and scoring a variety of standard neuropsychological tests (e.g., WMS-III/IV, WAIS-III/IV, ADAS-Cog, CVLT-II, BNT, TMT-A & B, MMSE, and MoCA) and measures of depression (e.g., GDS, BDI-II) are required.  Required are excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communications skills and experience in research and data collection with a good working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.

This is a part-time (50 percent) position and the position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.