Job Description

Payroll Title:
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 2-8, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117166 Bilingual Research Interventionist

Extended Deadline: Fri 9/30/2022

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

This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.


The Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research in the Department of Pediatrics conducts various behavioral-therapy studies aiming to decrease obesity and overeating in children, adolescents, and adults. The Center also conducts community programs and provides clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults referred from the Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology division and other organizations.

Responsible for screening for participant eligibility, data collection and entry, ensuring protocol compliance, monitoring patient treatment, providing intervention and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. Directly communicate with COIs, Project Directors, and other research staff on a regular basis, including attending weekly meetings and completion of required trainings.


  • Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, psychology, clinical sciences as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment.

  • Experience in database, word processing, presentations, and spreadsheet applications such as Velos, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Word.

  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a diverse population. Excellent phone etiquette skills.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English).

  • Experience in teaching, leading interventions (e.g., counseling, running group classes), and/or conducting assessments (e.g., clinical interviews, assessment tasks in research settings, assessments to determine eligibility for services provided by county, clinics, etc.)


  • Knowledge of National Institute of Health (NIH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Human Resource Protection Program (HRPP).
  • Experience with clinical trials participant or study subject recruitment.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Pre-employment physical and TB test required.
  • Evenings (up to 3 nights/week) and occasional weekends will be required.
  • Reliable transportation needed for occasional travel to La Jolla and San Marcos research sites.
  • Must be Spanish/English bilingual

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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