Staff Research Associate (9612C) 11939

San Francisco
Oct 14, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Staff Research Associate (9612C) 11939 About Berkeley

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 27, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic aims to develop more effective and efficient treatments for psychiatric and psychological health problems by (a) applying a multi-systems and mechanisms-focused framework in which basic science findings on cognitive, affective, biological, behavioral and developmental contributors are used as sources for deriving novel interventions and (b) intervention research is used to develop hypotheses about and/or confirm mechanisms. We are particularly interested in severe mental illness, sleep and transdiagnostic approaches.


Training and Psychological Assessment:
  • Travel to, training and psychological evaluation of study participants. Assessments are conducted pre and post treatment and for follow-ups at six and twelve months after treatment. Has latitude and flexibility to determine experimental outcomes.

Literature Review, Analysis, Writing:
  • Conducting literature searches and referencing; assisting with preparing grants.

Study Implementation and Coordination:
  • Ensure that our research protocol complies with federal and institutional guidelines for human subjects research: involves determining when and how research protocol needs to be amended and writing and revising descriptions of our Institutional Review Board protocol and forms.
  • Ensure study timelines are met: includes tracking participants' progression throughout the studies; recruiting participants, making sure that follow-through assessments are completed in a timely manner.
  • Training undergraduate research assistants in telephone screening (includes psychological assessment) and other research tasks.
  • Implementing and coordinating study procedures.
  • Includes scheduling of assessment and therapy appointments and sending out reminders as appropriate
  • Maintaining clinic website
  • Paying participants and maintaining the petty cash account
  • Travel to and communicate with community sites to engage community partners and facilitate the research which includes training to deliver the sleep treatment, setting up a train-the-trainer network, conducting assessments and recruiting providers and consumers to become involved in the study.

Lab Management:
  • Organization, maintenance, and cleanliness of shared rooms, supplies, and storage
  • Liaising with building engineer/electronics tech/IS&T/CNS to keep lab computers, phones, and other technical equipment running optimally. Monthly maintenance on computers.
  • Daily server and other file back-ups as needed
  • Updating, upgrading, and installing new software and hardware
  • Keeping lab technical records and media storage current
  • Facilitating repairs
  • Purchasing supplies and preparing reimbursements

Data Management:
  • Set up and maintain Qualtrics based data collection and uploads of data to the National Data Archive
  • Under the guidance of the statistician and PI manage the data generated by the study to prepare for the statistician to complete the data analysis

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience with or proven interest in working in an academic research environment and in project coordination
  • The experience and interpersonal skills and drive to ensure the study stays on the timeline and that all participants attend assessments
  • Experience with or proven interest in evidence-based practice (e.g., delivery, training).
  • Experience with or proven interest in working with data management.
  • Experience with or proven interest in working with individuals who meet diagnostic criteria for a severe mental illness.
  • Proficiency with standard software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience efficiently handling multiple fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
  • Proven organizational ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Highly responsible and detail-oriented
  • Willingness to travel to partner community sites.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Willingness to submit to FBI security check to become petty cash custodian.
  • Driver's License and a vehicle and willingness to travel between the UC Berkeley and community sites.
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, statistics, social work, public health, public policy, nursing, medicine, or related fields, and/or an equivalent combination of education/experience).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with or demonstrated ability to learn UC Berkeley financial systems and administrative processes
  • Experience with website design and maintenance, Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Experience with R, Qualtrics or another data analysis software

Salary & Benefits

This is a montly paid (stepped rates, exempt) position. Salary will be communsurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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