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. The CARE (Cognitive Assessment and Risk Evaluation) Program at the University of California, San Diego has been involved in cutting-edge research addressing early identification and intervention strategies in psychosis for two decades.
Incumbent will coordinate and oversee day-to-day lab functions, start-up procedures, implementation, recruitment, screening, enrollment, and maintenance of adolescent and young adult subjects with psychotic spectrum illness. Create informational and recruitment materials and act as a liaison with other UCSD departments and agencies for the purpose of implementation of studies. The Lab Manager/Clinical Research Coordinator will plan, develop and implement start-up procedures for multiple research studies including phase I-III research studies in assigned early psychosis as well as lead, direct, and coordinator operational efforts.
Assure compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines. Oversee the quality of the medical and clinical research data. Provide direction and guidance to investigators. Provide education and information to the general public concerning the ongoing research studies and clinical trials. Assist PIs with proposals, progress reports and manuscripts. Independently create original documents and policies for assigned disease teams. Work closely with federal and state regulatory officials.
Strong theoretical knowledge and/or Bachelor's Degree in a social science or basic science such as Biology, Microbiology or a related field; and/or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Demonstrated experience in clinical trials research. Strong knowledge of experimental protocols, data gathering, protocol design and evaluation.
Experience in research protocol start-up procedures, including: study feasibility, study activation and IRB processes, and qualification procedures. Experience in clinical trials research including budget negotiations and invoicing per clinical trial agreement.
Proven experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment such as CRO, academic research institution, and/or a research hospital.
Experience in providing work direction and assisting supervisor in maintaining an efficient medical research team. Strong ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
Demonstrated experience working with complex psychiatric populations and their caregivers, preferably adolescents and young adults.
Strong knowledge of investigational protocols especially with adolescent and young adult psychiatric population protocols (data management, query resolution, protocol design, protocol writing and protocol implementation).
Proven experience with research protocol in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate treatment plan, collect specimens, and orient participating physicians.
Proven ability to find creative and innovative solutions to adjusting needs of the center. Ability to be resourceful and to understand the overall nature of work/responsibilities to establish useful resources and University contacts.
Ability to discern items that can be handled independently and those which require attention of supervisor, including ability to quickly determine subject matter of material and necessary action to be taken in a timely manner.
Computer proficiency, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office) and internet browser applications. Experience in conducting searches on the internet.
Demonstrated experience with SPSS or other statistical software.
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