#99936 Research Coordinator

La Jolla, CA
Jun 19, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/21/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/02/19. 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.

Incumbent will serve as the research coordinator, coordinating several large studies in a multidisciplinary research: the Geriatric Psychiatry Division responsibilities will include initiation, coordination and organization of multiple new and ongoing longitudinal studies, assisting in protocol development and implementation; data collection and management; recruitment and assessment of subjects; preparation of IRB applications and other required reports; and participating in the preparation of written materials related to studies including drafting abstracts and progress reports.

  • Theoretical knowledge of behavioral sciences, Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, or a related field, as well as Gerontology/Geropsychiatry with experience working with the geriatric and mentally ill population; or equivalent experience in mental health services setting.

  • Must be bilingual in both verbal and written English and Spanish.

  • Must have experience conducting qualitative interviews (i.e., semi-structured interviews, focus groups) in English and Spanish.

  • Knowledge of various psychiatric, neuropsychological rating scales and clinical measures, including (but not limited to) the SCID, SAPS, SANS, WRAT 4, MATRICS, and CPT and administration of psychophysiological tasks.

  • Experience in performing protocol development and grant application writing, developing inclusion/exclusion criteria, study visits, assessment measures and total number of subjects needed to answer the hypothesis.

  • Proven ability to provide training and instruction to other new research staff. Ability to supervise others and provide training on all study assessments (i.e., clinical, neuropsychological, functioning, decisional capacity, mental health screening).

  • Strong demonstrated experience working with longitudinal research projects following participants over a span of many years.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop scientific queries and the measures to answer these questions.

  • Must have knowledge and extensive experience conducting clinical and neuropsychological testing in participants with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and PTSD.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of informed consent issues. Proven ability to prepare human subjects' applications, grants and/or manuscripts.

  • Proven knowledge and experience in research data management including data collection, coding, entry and security methods.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DSM-V.

  • Strong knowledge of research methods and statistical analyses. Proficiency using computer software for tasks such as word processing and statistics.

  • Experience in independent research study coordination. Experience with recruitment of study subjects including the ability to assess for decisional capacity and screen for mental disorders using the SCID.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with health professionals, patients and caregivers.

  • Proven ability to maintain patient confidentiality.


Demonstrated ability to make original contribution to research design and publication.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation. Must be willing and able to travel.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Must be able and willing to work with older adults with severe mental illnesses (e.g., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder).

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