Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Please note that this is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/21/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under supervision, incumbent will assist in three main areas within a multi-disciplinary HIV/NeuroAIDS research program: Clinical Assessment, Quality Assurance, and Research Support.
Clinical Assessment duties include performing participant interviews in-person and by phone for the purpose of data collection; following-up with clinicians and other neuromedical staff to complete case report forms; preparing data for entry.
Research Support duties include assisting in the preparation of progress reports; assisting with grant submissions; assisting with posters, abstracts and manuscripts; assisting with data analysis; assisting with study coordination.
Quality Assurance duties include: thoroughly reviewing case report forms to identify discrepancies and missing information; downloading and reviewing electronic data, as scheduled, to identify discrepancies and missing information; taking the appropriate steps to correct discrepancies and filling-in missing information; and maintaining records of QA activities and providing periodic reports of the volume and types of errors and resolutions.
Theoretical knowledge in Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurosciences or other related field or comparable level of knowledge and experience.
Proven experience with interviewing research volunteers particularly those with complex medication histories and extensive medical issues.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse study population and staff. Cultural competency working with diverse populations including ethnic and cultural minorities, gays and lesbians, people living with HIV, and people recovering from substance abuse.
Computer (PC and Mac) knowledge to effectively use spreadsheets, databases, word processing programs, and email, and navigate the internet. Experience using MS Office Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, as well as analytical programs, e.g JMP.
Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and maintain accurate records.
Demonstrated ability to be alert to inadequate responses and collect reliable information in interview.
Demonstrated skills in teamwork and cooperation.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated consistent attention to detail.
Experience with quality assurance.
Experience with research support duties (e.g., assistance with literature reviews, preparing abstracts/manuscripts, progress reports, etc).
Demonstrated knowledge of HIV disease, opportunistic infections and neurological issues related to HIV.
Ability to read, write and speak fluent Spanish.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Must be willing to work at a large HIV/NeuroAIDS research center.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.