Job Description

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$21.08 - $32.57 / Hour
Rady Children's Hospital
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday- Friday

#122352 CASRC Field Researcher II - Hybrid

Extended Review Date: Wed 5/24/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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 will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/07/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/18/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Rady Children's Hospital and remote.


The 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.

The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for individuals and families. Identifying the factors that facilitate successful service implementation and the attainment of desired outcomes requires investigation into the characteristics of and inter-relationships between service delivery strategies, service recipients, service providers, and the organizations and systems within which they are embedded.

The Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) labs investigate what it takes to effectively disseminate, implement, and sustain evidence-based practices (EBPs) in policy, systems, and community-based settings. Multiple ongoing research studies utilize quantitative and qualitative methods to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for substance use treatment, mental health care, and social service sectors. Our studies aim to identify and support the diverse factors that improve EBP implementation and sustainment, including organizational culture, organizational climate, and leadership. Study participants include policymakers, payors, program executives, supervisors, direct service providers, and their clients.

Under supervision, the incumbent will function as an Organizational Field Researcher 2 for the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. The incumbent will split their work time equally on two research studies. The first project is a dissemination science study that will develop and administer a national survey to Medicaid agency and managed care organization (MCO) policymakers to identify factors that influence their use of research when designing benefits related to substance use treatment. The second project is an implementation science study assessing the impact of the Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation - System Level (LOCI-SL) strategy, an organizational change and alignment approach for EBP implementation and sustainment. The incumbent will support day-to-day operations of the two research studies.

The main duties and responsibilities will include: advise participants about study participation including scientific purpose and importance of the study, participant roles, responsibilities, benefits, and potential risks of participation, maintaining contact with and tracking research participants, preparing and administering survey instruments, tracking and downloading data using web-based survey programs, transcribe audio recorded interviews and meetings, in preparation for qualitative data analysis, maintaining data using SPSS and web-based data collection programs, conducting research data analysis and provide input for procedures to increase participation in studies, and to ensure adequate flow of subjects into existing studies as needed. Frequently check data for accuracy and completeness according to study protocols, work with team members to compose SPSS/SAS/R syntax, Other duties will be assigned as needed.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Proficient research and analytical skills. Demonstrated experience in public health, psychology, or a related field of research with human subjects.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practices in substance use treatment and/or social service sectors.

  • Proven ability to use NVivo (or other qualitative software) to support qualitative data analyses (e.g., thematic analysis of interview or document review data).

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with remote research partners. Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues and community stakeholders including policymakers, agency executives, program managers, and service providers.

  • Demonstrates attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication skills with project team members.

  • Working knowledge of research discipline, principles, concepts, analysis and / or operations being conducted at field / remote sites.

  • Demonstrates ability to work in ambiguous conditions.

  • Working knowledge of safety, legal, cultural and regulatory requirements relative to field research responsibility.

  • Proven proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Proven ability to learn study procedures and execute required tasks.

  • Experience utilizing an electronic bibliographic database such as Endnote (or comparable program).

  • Strong experience using Qualtrics or similar web-based data collection platform.

  • Proven ability to maintain survey data and perform basic descriptive analyses using SPSS software.

  • Ability to use bibliographic Endnote software to prepare reference sections of manuscripts, presentations, grant proposals, and IRB proposals.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and evenings as needed.
  • Annual TB test, flu vaccination and background check required to be in accordance with Rady Children’s Hospital health requirements.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $43,900 - $91,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.02 - $44.01

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).

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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