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La Jolla
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#112213 Staff Research Associate I

Filing Deadline: Tue 10/26/2021

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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 Staff Research Associate supports the neurocognitive research efforts for two different research programs. The first program (60% time) is devoted to understanding sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease (AD); specifically, how brain changes that occur in AD lead to different clinical symptom profiles in women versus men. Duties and responsibilities will include assisting the study team in facilitating meetings, completing request forms for data and brain tissue samples, data base management, organizing data tables and assisting with preparing funding agency progress reports. The second program (40% time) involves research and research training efforts related to the mental health of individuals aging with HIV. This program is based at the UCSD HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center and was developed due to the emerging challenges that come with the increasing lifespan of people with HIV including age-related comorbidities such as cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. The incumbent will assist with research projects examining age-related comorbidities affecting mental and cognitive health in people with HIV. This includes assisting and coordinating the research training program for early-career researchers titled, "Sustained Training in HIV and Aging" (STAHR). For the HIV and aging research projects, tasks will include data base management, assistance with creating tables and figures, assisting with STAHR trainee recruitment, tracking and organizing applications from prospective STAHR trainees, assisting with travel arrangements for STAHR faculty and trainees, scheduling lectures, seminars and workshops, soliciting program evaluations, preparing progress reports, and updating the STAHR website.


  • Theoretical knowledge of psychiatry, psychology, or related field generally acquired through a Bachelor's degree.

  • Proficiency in using database software including Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, and Power Point).

  • Proven effective interpersonal skill and oral/written communication skill, including the ability to administer face-to-face experimental protocols and keep accurate and detailed records.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentially.

  • Proven ability to work with minimal direction and work collaboratively with the research team and investigators.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.

  • Experience performing research duties.

  • Experience with following a research protocol in order to initiate study procedures, and collect data.

  • Proven ability to create, maintain and update databases for storage of incoming data.


  • Experience in a clinical research environment.

  • Experience coordinating research studies.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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