Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension or career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/27/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Parkinson & Other Movement Disorders Center (POMDC) was created to bring together faculty and staff who specialize in Movement Disorders such as Parkinson's disease and related disorders, to work together as a multidisciplinary and comprehensive group to provide the best possible care for patients. Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, control, quality and ease of movement.
The Movement Disorder Center at UCSD is dedicated to providing the best diagnostic, therapeutic, palliative and supportive care to patients with movement disorders and related neurodegenerative diseases. The Movement Disorders Center is conducting clinical trials and is collaborating with Investigators both within the UC System and outside the System in search for markers of the disease diagnosis. Our main objective is to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families and caregivers, while searching for significant ways to advance knowledge of these disorders through a multidisciplinary clinical and research team.
The Research Study Assistant will serve as an assistant to the research study coordinators and Principal Investigators. The Research Study Assistant will perform standard repetitive field procedures that require technical, scientific knowledge and skills. Major responsibilities include assisting the research team communicating with sponsors, conducting phone screenings of potential study subjects, assisting with subject interviews, data collection, data entry and maintenance of existing database, completing case report forms, and scheduling subject study visits. Research duties include maintaining the inventory of screening instruments. Laboratory duties include assisting with the inventory of lab kits, supplies, and the processing and shipping of specimens. Other duties will be assigned as needed.
Graduation from high school OR a GED and two (2) years of laboratory experience OR two (2) years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one (1) year of laboratory experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must possess the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Proven experience handling biological samples (blood and urine specimens).
Proficient experience using Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and Excel and data entry experience.
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.