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#113543 Clinical Research Supervisor I

Extended Review Date: Mon 1/24/2022

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/22/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/03/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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 incumbent will serve as the Clinical Research Manager for the development of the Interventional Psychiatry Research Program focusing on treatment resistant psychiatric disorders and comorbidities. The manager will focus on initiating and maintaining collaborative relationships between clinical research units and basic science facilities. Primary duties include reviewing proposed new research studies and determining project implementation including contracts, regulatory activities, budgets, etc.

The manager will oversee all aspects of project development; providing clinical research project coordination with other university research sites, overseeing the design, enactment and documentation of research protocols and procedures, and monitoring participant enrollment and follow up retention rates, as well as working with relevant regulatory bodies (e.g. local IRB and DEA). The incumbent will also oversee research staff who have the responsibility of independently administering neuropsychological assessments, clinical rating scales, and structured interviews and questionnaires of research participants.

The Clinical Research Manager works closely with colleagues on a variety of collaborations within the Department of Psychiatry to ensure effective and efficient strategic planning, execution, and evaluation of priorities within the scope of the project goals. The manager will coordinate the development of the new interventional protocols, designed specifically for this population. The manager will oversee the daily operation of the projects: taking charge of communication between the program and participating agencies or institutions, managing the workflow of project staff, and ensuring all project goals are met and on schedule. The position will also serve as the main contact between the project and granting agencies for the project.

Incumbent will be responsible for providing work direction and training to study personnel including Research Associates, Student Workers, and volunteers working on the project at UCSD and all other research staff involved with the Interventional Psychiatry Program. Other duties to include overseeing data collection and entry of all study related data and perform interim database review to monitor study data collection.

The incumbent will also assist in performing other research duties including recruitment, screening, obtaining informed consent, scheduling and serving as a liaison between study and participant physicians. Incumbent will schedule visits as needed, prepare research forms, maintain research charts and study materials, coordinate with laboratories and the UCSD CTRI, and order supplies as needed. General duties will also include IRB aspects; prepare renewals and continuations; interpreting the data under the supervision of the study investigators. Regularly attend and contribute to research meetings.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • Working knowledge of clinical or laboratory research, clinical trial recruitment, eligibility, protocol adherence, quality data submission and adverse event reporting.

  • Good problem-solving, teamwork development, leadership, mentorship. Interpersonal skills to effectively motivate others. Works well with others to achieve common goals. Ability to cultivate relationships with multiple stakeholders at various levels of administration.

  • Experience in research protocol start-up procedures, including: study feasibility, study activation and IRB processes, and qualification procedures. Strong experience in clinical trials research including budget negotiations and invoicing per clinical trial agreement, as well as past work with the NIH.

  • Experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment such as CRO, academic research institution, and/or a research hospital, and strong knowledge of investigational protocols (data management, query resolution, protocol design and protocol implementation).

  • Strong experience in independently administering assessments with neuropsychological tests, clinical rating scales, structured interviews and questionnaires on psychiatric status of research participants.

  • Proven skills in employee supervision and HR administration. Experience in training others, particularly in the field of research.

  • Clear and concise communicator; good verbal and written communication skills; both. Able to create and deliver informative and effective presentations both internally and to external research and clinical groups.

  • Ability to perform all commonly applicable functions in word processing and spreadsheet software. Effectively uses campus' clinical information and documentation application programs. Proven ability utilizing clinical trial management systems.

  • Theoretical knowledge as required in a Bachelor's degree of Psychiatry, Psychology or related field and experience with performance-based assessments or a combination of education and experience, as well as experience conducting clinical and neuropsychological testing.

  • Theoretical knowledge and experience working with adults across the lifespan in psychiatry and/or psychology.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, including ability to conduct assessment of research participants. Knowledge of serious mental illness, cognitive disorders associated with serious mental illness, suicidality, and aging, and depression/anxiety.

  • Proficient experience with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and SPSS.

  • Ability to develop, coordinate and implement recruitment strategies of participants for research study and screen database to evaluate their eligibility for study participation.

  • Proven ability to contribute original ideas related to approach to research questions as they are related to current or planned research/evaluation studies, including issues related to sampling, retention, and data analysis.

  • Experience in independently overseeing and coordinating data management in NIMH-funded and Investigator-initiated research. Proven experience in the delivery of multi-site NIMH clinical trials.

  • Extensive experience in compiling and analyzing statistical data and provide reports, as requested by the PI.

  • Experience in leading, directing, and coordinating operational effort in the development and implementation of multiple research studies.


  • Master's or advanced degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Public Health, or related area.
  • Experience working with individuals with major depression, bipolar depression, and schizophrenia.
  • Previous experience working in a research team, preferably clinically oriented.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must have experience working with people with serious mental illness.

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 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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