Assistant Project Scientist in Psychology

University of California Los Angeles Department of Psychology

Assistant Project Scientist

Job #JPF05762
  • L&S Life Sciences - PSYCHOLOGY

Recruitment Period

Open July 29th, 2020 through Monday, Aug 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Psychology is currently hiring for an Assistant Project Scientist. For more information regarding the Project Scientist series, please refer to the Call Appendix 36: Project (e.g. Scientist) Series:

Candidate must have a PhD in Psychology or equivalent. They must have experience teaching undergraduate statistics courses using Introduction to Statistics: A Modeling Approach. They must have a strong background in Cognitive Psychology, GitHub, and R coding, and have experience developing R packages and Jupyter notebooks. Job responsibilities include improving an online statistics textbook and the platform on which it’s housed and conducting experiments designed to investigate how to maximize student learning from the textbook. They will support the PI in experimental design, execution of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, and manuscript preparation, and will also supervise graduate and undergraduate students conducting research projects.

The appointment will be for 100% starting on October 1, 2020. The position is renewed on an annual basis.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. (

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)