Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Geriatrics, Gerontology & Palliative Care
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#112679 Project Coordinator

Extended Deadline: Fri 12/3/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/02/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/12/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


The Department of Medicine (DoM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine (SoM) and is responsible for fulfilling its teaching, research, and clinical missions. DoM employees approximately 500 salaried faculty, nearly 200 academic appointees, and more than 300 residents, fellows, and postdocs, supported by almost 1,000 staff members. While the position will be based at the DoM, the Principal Investigators of the study also have appointments in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. 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 of the Principal Investigators (PIs), the Project Coordinator will serve as the project coordinator for a research study focusing on neurocognition and health disparities. Responsibilities will include initiation, coordination and organization of new and ongoing studies, assisting in protocol development and implementation, independent administration of neuropsychological tests, clinical rating scales, structured neuromedical interviews, questionnaires on psychiatric status and physical assessments and collection of vitals (e.g. temperature, blood pressure, etc.) of research participants; maintaining study database; recruitment, scheduling and assessment of participants in English and Spanish; support remote data collection in research participants using mobile technology; preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and other required reports; and participating in the preparation of written materials related to studies including drafting abstracts and progress reports and assisting with grant applications.

Project Coordinator will be required to travel to participants' homes and affiliated research and community centers in San Diego County (e.g., South Bay Latino Research Center, San Ysidro Health) to conduct some of the assessments. The incumbent will also assist in performing other duties including preparing research forms, maintaining research charts and study materials, coordinating with laboratories and the UCSD CTRI, and order supplies as needed. General duties will also include entering data and regularly attend and contribute to research meetings.


  • Must be bi-lingual (English/Spanish). Must have proficiency in written and oral English and Spanish.

  • Must have a valid CA driver's license OR be eligible to obtain CA driver’s license before the start of the position and acceptable driving record.

  • Four (4) years of related experience, education/training OR Bachelor’s degree or higher in an appropriate field of science.

  • Theoretical knowledge of Psychiatry, Psychology or related field, including theoretical knowledge of and experience with performance-based assessments.

  • Theoretical knowledge and experience working with bilingual (English-Spanish) adults across the lifespan in psychiatry and/or psychology.

  • Expertise in establishing, writing and training of research study protocols.

  • Must be able and willing to work with older adults from underserved groups, as well as an elderly research population (both English and Spanish speaking).

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as proven ability to be part of a team, establishing and maintaining good working relationships with members of a research group and with research participants

  • Ability to master assessment of research participants and to monitor participants when they are completing at-home phone-based assessments. Must travel to participants' homes and community partners for assessments in a timely manner.

  • Proven ability to administer and score neuropsychological tests accurately and efficiently.


  • Strong organizational skills to file and maintain participant tracking, including all study assessments.
  • Ability to organize and maintain assessment materials, both paper and electronic versions. Skill in accurate record keeping and ability to organize data.
  • Ability to effectively and accurately document research procedures. Proven ability to read, comprehend, and discuss research materials.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

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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