February 20, 2024
Temporary Employment Program
Temporary Employment
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Please note: variable schedules based on project needs; the duration will be approximately 3-4 months.   We have an immediate need in Concord and Pleasanton!

The UCSF Dyslexia Center is developing a new digital tool, Multitudes. Free for all California public schools, this platform aids in the early identification of Kindergarten and First Grade students who may face challenges learning to read. Early identification can lead to early intervention. With the right support, more California students can learn to read with greater ease, leading to more equitable educational and health outcomes. Multitudes is led by the part of the Dyslexia Center located in the ALBA Language Neurobiology lab.

The ALBA Language Neurobiology laboratory in the UCSF Neurology Department’s Memory and Aging Center is directed by Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini. We study how language is organized into brain networks across the lifespan. Our group researches how language skills and brain regions are impacted by neurological conditions and how they reorganize in response. Our multidisciplinary team correlates behavioral research with multimodal neuroimaging techniques to understand the neural underpinning of higher cognitive functions such as speech, language, and memory. In particular, we research two syndromes: Primary Progressive Aphasia and Dyslexia.

Dr. Gorno Tempini is also co-director of the UCSF Dyslexia Center and the UCSF|UC Berkeley Schwab Center for Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity. These centers aim to eliminate the debilitating effects of developmental dyslexia while supporting the relative strengths of each individual. We develop best practice protocols to assess and diagnose children with dyslexia and other learning differences through a multimodal cognitive and neuroimaging program. We work closely with schools and educators to develop early interventions and educational strategies to help children with dyslexia thrive.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Supports Multitudes staff to gather crucial information and to support project objectives including continuing research for and early implementation of the Multitudes platform in California public schools. This includes information about the functionality and efficacy of the platform in different settings, information about how schools are using the platform, and monitoring the use of evidence-based protocols.
  • Prepares preliminary analyses of procedures to ensure ongoing continuous improvement in both research and implementation streams of the Multitudes project.
  • Executes research responsibilities as needed in the research work stream and collaborates with Multitudes staff on the implementation work stream. These responsibilities may include learning to collect data to inform platform design decisions, learning to observe implementation strategies, and assisting senior staff in adjusting approaches and policies in particular sites.
  • Assists with Multitudes research and implementation program planning and collaborates with project staff to meet goals
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