Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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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 of the Principal Investigator and Director of Research, the incumbent will serve as the project coordinator for multiple research studies in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The incumbent will manage all data requirements for the UCSD Health Sciences, independently administer neuropsychological tests, clinical rating scales, structured interviews and questionnaires on psychiatric status of research participants both on and off-site and support remote data collection in research participants using mobile technology.
The incumbent will also assist in performing other duties including recruitment, screening, obtaining informed consent, scheduling and serving as a liaison between study and participant physicians. Will schedule visits as needed, prepare research forms, maintain research charts and study materials, coordinate with laboratories and the UCSD CTRI, and order supplies as needed. General duties will also include entering data and participating in interpreting the data under the supervision of the study investigators. Regularly attend and contribute to research meetings.
Theoretical knowledge of Psychiatry, Psychology or related field, including theoretical knowledge of and experience with performance-based assessments.
Theoretical knowledge and experience working with adults across the lifespan in psychiatry and/or psychology.
Demonstrated knowledge of serious mental illness, cognitive disorders associated with serious mental illness and aging, and depression/anxiety.
Must have experience working with people with serious mental illness.
Demonstrated experience working with individuals with schizophrenia and bipoloar disorder as well as experience conducting neuropsychological testing.
Ability to develop, coordinate and implement recruitment strategies of participants for research study and screen database to evaluate their eligibility for study participation.
Proven ability to conduct bio-psychosocial assessments. Ability to master assessment of research participants and to monitor participants when they are completing at-home phone-based assessments.
Experience conducting the following psychological testing and structured interviewing techniques in older adults with a mental illness: MATRICS, diagnosis (DSM-IV criteria), comprehension assessment, PANSS, SAPS and SANS, cognitive battery, qualitative aspects of research participation, HAM-D, and SF-36.
Demonstrated experience with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and SPSS.
Ability to effectively and accurately document research procedures. Proven ability to read, comprehend, and discuss research materials.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, including ability to conduct assessment of research participants. Ability to supervise other research staff and undergraduate students in the lab.
Good organizational skills to file and maintain participant tracking, including annual bio-psychosocial assessments. Ability to organize and maintain assessment materials, both paper and electronic versions. Skill in accurate record keeping and ability to organize data.
Master's or advanced degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work.
Prior experience with study coordination and managing other research staff.
Experience creating and managing databases.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must possession a valid CA driver's license and reliable transportation to participants' homes for assessments in a timely manner and travel to various locations in San Diego County to recruit research participants.
Must be willing to work flexible schedule, including e
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