Research Assistant


University of California, Berkeley


Berkeley, California

Principal Investigator

Matthew Walker



The research assistant will help support research investigating mechanisms of sleep, memory, and aging in the human brain. The position will employ administrative duties, scheduling and testing of research participants, and involvement in methods of EEG, fMRI, structural MRI, and PET neuroimaging to identify the key mechanisms underlying sleep disruption, aging, and impaired cognition.

The anticipated start date for this appointment is early 2017. The initial appointment is for 12 months, with renewal based on performance and funding. This is a full-time appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley salary scale. Generous benefits are included.

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining why you are a fit for the position, responding to the specific points, together with a detailed CV and list of at least three references of faculty/senior academic personnel.


The successful candidate should have a demonstrated experience and interest in aging, sleep, neuroimaging, and/or cognitive neuroscience. At a minimum, candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree in neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience or related field at the time of application.