Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Please note that this is a 50% part-time position with the possibility of increasing up to 100% based on the needs of the department.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/14/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/23/2020. 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, innovative 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.
The Cognitive Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) Program at the University of California, San Diego has been involved in cutting-edge research addressing early identification and intervention strategies in psychosis for well over a decade including studies involving biomarker identification as well as psycho-social and pharmaco-treatments.
Under supervision, the Research Study Coordinator will provide support to the PI and research team for multiple studies examining serious mental health issues in adolescents and young adults. The Coordinator will be responsible for the supervised administration and scoring of a variety of neuropsychological and functional assessments. The Coordinator will support staff collecting blood-based biomarkers and neurophysiological data. Duties also include assisting with participant recruitment and screening.
Furthermore, the Research Study Coordinator will help with development and maintenance of regulatory documents pertaining to ongoing or new projects conducted by investigators at the UCSD CARE Program. The Coordinator will participate in data entry and data quality management activities that assess and continuously improve the quality of research activities. General lab assistance duties include maintaining related equipment and supplies, preparing data collection packets and assisting the research team with assorted research-related laboratory and administrative tasks as needed.
Theoretical knowledge of Psychology or a related field as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of DSM-IV/V criteria for psychiatric disorders and demonstrated experience working with a psychiatric population, experience working with adolescents, young adults and family member using tact, diplomacy and adhering to strict privacy requirements.
Prior experience working with patients with severe mental illness or psychotic illness.
Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Offices, statistical analysis programs and web-based data collection, upload/entry.
Knowledge of confidentiality and privacy requirements when working with sensitive information in a research setting.
Experience recruiting psychiatric patients and control subjects for research studies.
Must be highly organized and detail oriented.
Proven experience administering, coding and scoring self-report measures and neurocognitive tasks to adolescents and young adults, specifically MATRICS and WRAT
Experience developing and maintaining record management systems. Strong administrative and organization skills, experience prioritizing assignments when faced with a heavy workload and competing deadlines.
Proven ability to collect and process urine and blood samples and ensure correct labeling and packaging necessary for shipment; and demonstrated ability to collect EEG data.
Bilingual English and Spanish speaking.
Prior experience in phlebotomy or willingness to obtain phlebotomy license.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be willing, with notice, to work occasional flexible schedule (evening and weekends) to accommodate participants' schedules.
Must be comfortable working with a psychiatric population.
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