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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 with a study on Alzheimer's Disease using neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, and pupillometry. Primary responsibilities include coordinating participant recruitment with collaborating facilities and community agencies; participant eligibility screening; conducting clinical interviews; collecting data by administering behavioral measures and neuropsychological assessments and administering pupillometry measures and audiometric evaluations; and assisting with neuroimaging sessions. Duties also include obtaining informed consent/HIPAA; collecting, scoring, uploading, and managing study data; scheduling and study participant appointments. General lab assistance duties include maintaining equipment and supplies and preparing data collection packets.
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.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize workload and work independently.
Strong effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Proven ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population.
Proficiency in using web-based database platforms and strong computing skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, and Powerpoint).
Ability to maintain and protect confidentiality of participant information.
Experience operating 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.
Experience administering and scoring neuropsychological assessments.
Previous experience in a research setting involving older adults.
Experience setting up and taking down equipment used during MRI scan sessions.
Knowledge of or experience in collecting biological specimens including saliva, hair, and urine samples according to a standardized protocol and following universal precautions.
Experience collecting, coding, and scoring data using computerized and pencil and paper measures according to study protocol.
Working knowledge of MRI safety. Experience screening MRI subjects for MRI contraindications.
Ability to maintain current MRI Safety Training and Mock Scanner operation certification.
Training and proficiency in participant data collection using a pupilometer.
Basic familiarity with Linux in order to process neuroimaging data, content collaboration software (such as OneDrive), and E-Prime.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Ability to safely work near a strong magnetic field.
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