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UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments of psychiatry in the country with cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering challenging career opportunities with potential for growth and a dynamic learning environment to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under supervision, the incumbent will assist the PI and research team on multiple studies focused on improving functioning in adults with serious mental illness and dementia. Will perform duties and responsibilities under close technical supervision that include assisting with neuroimaging, psychophysiology, neuropsychological assessment, and clinical interviews; assisting with recruitment and scheduling of participants; collecting, scoring, entering, and processing data; and setting up and providing support for mobile data collection devices.
Under supervision, the incumbent will assist with regulatory documentation, manuscript preparation, and general lab assistant duties include monitoring equipment and lab supplies, preparing data collection packets, maintaining study databases, and assorted research-related laboratory, computer, and administrative tasks.
Graduation from high school or a GED and two (2) years of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in Psychology or a related field and one (1) year of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize workload and work independently.
Proven ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population.
Ability to maintain and protect confidentiality of participant information.
Proficiency in using web-based database platforms and strong computing skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, and Powerpoint).
Previous experience in a research setting.
Experience collecting, coding, and scoring data using computerized and pencil and paper measures according to study protocol.
Familiarity with MRI scanners and completing assessment protocols.
Experience administering detailed clinical interviews including socioeconomic status, academic achievement, medical and mental history, and current/past substance use information.
Familiarity with administering and scoring psychological assessments.
Training and proficiency in participant data collection using a pupilometer.
Experience with research data entry techniques and software.
Knowledge of or experience in collecting biological specimens including saliva, hair, and urine samples according to a standardized protocol and following universal precautions.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must have ready access to reliable transportation and be willing to travel off-site.
Must be willing to handle saliva samples.
Ability to safely work near a strong magnetic field.
Must be willing to work with study participants who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia or Alzheimer's Disease.
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.