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Psychosis Study Coordinator and Recruiter - 126916

University of California - San Diego Medical Centers
United States, California, San Diego
December 09, 2023

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/13/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/22/2023. 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.

Under supervision, the Study Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and conducting multi-site projects with adolescents and young adults at clinical high risk for developing psychosis or who have experienced a recent onset of psychosis to ensure timely and methodologically sound adherence to research protocols within the Department of Psychiatry. Work in collaboration with study staff to initiate study, resolve problems and provide detailed updates of enrollment and data collection. The position requires strong technical skills and the ability to set up new and modify existing EEG testing paradigms on Biosemi recording system as well as troubleshoot technical issues associated with collecting EEG data to ensure accurate recording. Project coordination will require involvement in all aspects of conducting research studies including: 1) Screening potential study participants to determine eligibility for ongoing studies and schedule as appropriate; 2) Obtaining informed consent/assent; 3) Obtaining medical records to determine study eligibility; 4) Processing of biospecimens, shipping and storing of blood, urine and saliva samples; 5) Scoring and entering data into database. Recruiter tasks will require timely recruitment, screening, and enrollment of qualified study participants for ongoing research studies and for supporting recruitment-related administrative and outreach efforts. Assist with other project and miscellaneous duties as required.

  • Theoretical knowledge of Psychology or other related field as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience that will be essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the positions.

  • Clinical knowledge of DSM-IV/V criteria for psychiatric disorders and demonstrated experience working with a psychiatric population, experience working with adolescents, young adults and family member using tact, diplomacy and adhering to strict privacy requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and managing of research studies, ensuring timely and methodologically sound adherence to projects' research protocols; proven ability to liaison with PI, staff and collaborating sites associated with the projects to implement testing procedures, resolve problems and provide detailed updates.

  • Demonstrated research and/or clinical experience working with adolescents and young adults with severe mental illness as well as their caregivers.

  • Demonstrated experience with performing centrifugation and aliquotting samples; preparing samples for storage and shipment.

  • Proven ability to manage subject participation in various components of studies (number of subjects, completion of different components of the test battery, status of follow up), provide reports as requested by Principal Investigator.

  • Proven ability and willingness to collect urine and saliva samples for cortisol testing and ensure that proper sanitation and storage methods are followed.

  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Proven ability to work with participants at clinical high risk for developing psychosis or who have experienced a recent onset of psychosis.

  • Past experience or ability to learn Brain Vision Analyzer and Presentation software for use with Biosemi data acquisition system; ability to create data analysis scripts and design, modify and troubleshoot EEG/EMG paradigms using knowledge of computer hardware and software diagnostics.

  • Demonstrated ability to administer psychophysiological (electroencephalography) measures; prefer experience using Presentation software and Biosemi Acquisition equipment.

  • Proven experience administering, coding and scoring self-report measures and neurocognitive tasks to adolescents and young adults, specifically MATRICS, WAIS, WISC, WASI, WRAT, CPT-IP.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing manualized (evidence based or research) psychosocial interventions to psychiatric population.

  • Proven ability to use EPIC (computerized medical record system) obtain clinical data on research participants as approved by the IRB.

  • A Master's (MA or MS) or graduate degree in Psychology or related field.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish.

  • Phlebotomy certification.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and evenings as needed.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $58,548 - $94,190 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $28.04 - $45.11

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).