Staff Research Assistant II - 18005-1A

Job description

Updated: May 7, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Emergency Medicine

Job Opening ID: 18005

Reports To: Financial Analyst Supervisor

Working Title: Staff Research Assistant II

Department: Emergency Medicine

Bargaining Unit: RX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 009617

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Limited

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the SRA will be responsible for assisting with day-to-day operations of assigned research projects and writing science briefs. The candidate will assist in applying best practices in social media marketing to use technologies to recruit participants to studies and research websites. The candidate will work with lab staff and students to further the research goals of the Institute. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized and detail oriented. Must have at least 2 years of experience working with technologies such as social media to run online advertisements and gain website traffic. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in current and emerging internet and social media platforms as well as analytics and understanding data related to how people use technologies. To successfully address these tasks on time, the SRA must have a broad set of intelligence, be extremely diligent and task-oriented, and an efficient worker. Excellent writing skills required.

Compensation Range:

Hourly: $25.27 - $31.43

Department Website:


Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least two years of research experience carrying out behavioral interventions.

Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the use of social media platforms for recruitment.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Organizational skills to maintain records and coordinate other tasks as required.

Ability to understand data analysis and data analytics.

Experience using technology ads and cutting-edge methods to gain website visitors.

Experience working and communicating with sensitive populations, such as substance use and/or with HIV-infected populations.

Demonstrated knowledge of personal computers and relevant software programs (e.g., data entry, word processing, spreadsheets, Wordpress, design software).

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally, and in writing, with subjects, staff, and supervisors.

Ability to communicate effectively about task deadlines and ability to complete on time.

Skilled in keeping accurate and timely records. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work independently and report to Principal Investigator on a regular basis and in a timely manner.

Ability to manage competing demands/assignments/deadlines.

Ability to be punctual and maintain a satisfactory attendance record. Knowledge of Surveymonkey, Qualtrics, RED Cap, SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics, Google Analytics, Wordpress, Dashboard, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Proficient writing skills to prepare/compose/review a variety of materials with accuracy and completeness. Demonstrated ability to manage a large volume of work efficiently and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.

Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Familiarity with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to ensure confidentiality, privacy, and security of patient information. Current California driver's license.


Bilingual Spanish (read, write, and speak).

Special Conditions Required:

Workdays and hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time