Staff Research Associate (9611C), Optometry - 17883
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 27, 2021
UC. Berkeley's School of Optometry is internationally recognized for its excellence in patient care as well as its leadership in vision research. The School offers several clinics that provide comprehensive eye care to members of the Berkeley campus and the local community. More than 80,000 patients visit each year. Learn more at http://www.caleyecare.org/
Software development and maintenance for wearable devices & lab equipment
Managing study protocols and IRB review
Participating in the planning and development of clinical and behavioral studies
Outreach and communication with recruitment populations
Coordination of supplies and set up for research studies
Recruiting, screening, compensating, and follow ups with patients and human subjects for clinical and behavioral research
Collecting, organizing and maintaining research study data and documents
Communication and coordination with research collaborators
Analysis and reporting of study data
Prior experience and strong proficiency with software development tools needed for working with wearable devices and other display systems (e.g., Unity, UnReal Engine, Mixed Reality Toolkit, ARkit, C#, Visual Studio)
Proficiency with scientific computing software, such as Python or Matlab
Excellence with productivity software, such as MS Office, Adobe Suite, and Google Drive
Experience with user and behavioral study design, execution, and data analysis
Fluent and facile command of written and spoken English
Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
Responsiveness to and patience with other lab members and collaborators
Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, engineering, vision science, or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Prior experience maintaining confidential human subjects information and working with patient populations
Prior experience conducting reviews of scientific literature
Prior experience producing written scientific communications
Salary & Benefits
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