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#117360 Child Mental Health Field Researcher II

Extended Review Date: Thu 7/28/2022

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 will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/07/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/15/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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 Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) is part of the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego and physically located at Rady Children's Hospital. CASRC researchers study the implementation of evidence-based practices for children with a range of mental health and developmental problems in community care settings.

Under supervision of the Center Principal Investigators and Center Coordinator, the incumbent will assist with a variety of tasks supporting the Center for Team Effectiveness to Accelerate EBP Implementation in Children’s Mental Health Services (TEAMS). The TEAMS Center uses organizational team effectiveness research to develop and test novel team-based implementation strategies, methods, and tools to improve the reach, quality, and effectiveness of care delivered in public systems serving children with mental health needs.

Under supervision, primary responsibilities includes working closely with the coordinators and investigative teams at the collaborating university and community sites to ensure consistency of processes and procedures. Supporting the essential infrastructure for the community engagement and trial activities of the Center. Supporting all IRB management through the University of California’s IRB Reliance agreement and online system. Supporting implementation of the detailed protocol for risk assessment used for Data Safety and Monitoring. Coordinating with the investigatory teams of the Center Projects to facilitate recruitment of community organizations and co-lead community engagement activities. Maintaining the Center website and developing content for social media platforms (twitter, YouTube, etc.).

Providing administrative and technical support for Center webinar series. Working closely with coordinators, investigative teams, and data managers, support the evaluation of individual Center projects and overall impact. This includes (though is not limited to) the preparation, administration, and management of web-based surveys, as well as the collection and data entry of altmetric scores, website, and social media platform analytics. General project tasks including but not limited to preparing meeting minutes, attending research and community partner meetings, literature searches, data entry, web-based survey development and distribution, report and manuscript preparation.


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

  • Previous experience in a research setting involving human subjects, specifically individuals with mental health conditions, caregivers of individuals with mental health conditions, and/or health care providers.

  • Proven experience in processing research data for mental health implementation research, in keeping with IRB and HIPAA approved methods of security and storage; proven ability to score and double score standardized assessments.

  • Experience working closely with coordinators, investigative teams, and data managers, support the evaluation of individual Center projects and overall impact which includes (though is not limited to) the preparation, administration, and management of web-based surveys, as well as the collection and data entry of altmetric scores, website, and social media platform (Twitter, Youtube) analytics.

  • Experience and familiarity with childhood mental health. Proven knowledge of evidence-based treatments. Proven knowledge of psychological and mental health terms. Proven knowledge of implementation science terms. Proven knowledge of team effectiveness research terms.

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

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

  • Working knowledge of local customs and operations at field / remote sites.

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with remote research partners.

  • Demonstrates ability to work in ambiguous conditions.

  • Proficient research and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated communication skills with project team members.

  • Comfortable working in a community setting and interacting with community partners, providers, children, and caregivers.

  • Understanding of computer and technological software such as word processing and data entry, experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, various software programs and video uploading. Experience with video-conferencing platforms.

  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.


  • Spanish/English bilingual.
  • Previous experience coordinating study activities including participating recruitment, data collection, scheduling trainings/workshops and database management.
  • Theoretical knowledge in Psychology, Public Health, or related field; two years of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one year of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must have valid California Driver's license, acceptable driving record, and access to reliable transportation. Must be willing to travel occasionally to various research study sites.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including occasional overtime and evenings/weekends.
  • Annual TB test, flu vaccination and background check required to be in accordance with Rady Children’s Hospital health requirements.

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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