Director: Howard Rosen, M.D.
Associate Director: Virginia Sturm, Ph.D.
Dr. Rosen | email@example.com
Dr. Sturm | virginia.sturm.@ucsf.edu
Dr. Rosen | 415-476-5567
Dr. Sturm | 415- 476-8618
VOLUNTEER POSITION AT THE CPB
The Center for Psychophysiology & Behavior (CPB) at UCSF’s Memory & Aging Center is currently looking to fill several volunteer positions. The CPB is interested in examining the changes in emotional function in patients with various types of neurodegenerative disease. A commitment of at least one year and with in-office hours at the Mission Bay Campus of UCSF at least three hours per week is required.
Behavioral Coding Assistant
We are looking for two additional volunteers to complete our team of video coders. You will be trained to code facial expressions using the Emotional Expressive Behavior System (EEB) devised by James Gross, Ph.D. a current professor at Stanford. This system is based on Paul Ekman and Wallace Friesen’s Facial Action Coding System (FACS), a system that precisely measures movements in specific facial muscles. Once you have been trained you will assist in coding video data collected during testing in the CPB laboratory, participate in coding meetings and assist in any additional refinement of our system as needed.
Additional research tasks such as data entry (psychophysiology and neuropsychological testing), statistical analyses, and neuroimaging processing may additionally be considered as tasks upon need.
- Dependable with great organizational skills
- Ability to learn new programs and software quickly
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, particularly Excel
- Interested in pursuing a career in research, science and/or medicine
- Commitment of at least one year and in office presence of at least three hours a week.
All types of research, science and clinical backgrounds are welcome. This is an opportunity to gain experience and exposure to both clinical and research environments with possible publication opportunities. You will additionally have the opportunity to attend neuropspych seminars, grand rounds and other scientific talks upon interest.
Coding training is set to begin in July, but there is flexibility there for the right candidate. Interviews would take place shortly.
Please email Dr. Carole Scherling at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and a short statement of interest.
_UCSF Memory and Aging Center
Sandler Neurosciences Center
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 94158