Job Description

Payroll Title:
SRA 2 NEX
Department:
NEUROSCIENCES
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, 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.

#116831 Imaging Researcher - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Review Date: Tue 7/12/2022

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/08/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/17/2022. 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 on Campus and remote.

DESCRIPTION

The research project will involve multiple neuroimaging studies examining biomarkers of brain aging and dementia. These studies will be partially conducted in collaboration with the UC San Diego Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. These studies will employ structural, diffusion and contrast MRI, amyloid and tau PET, neuropsychological testing, and blood and/or CSF biomarkers, among other tools, to better understand how brain microstructure, vascular integrity, and neuropathology, relate to disease risk and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

Under the supervision of the project PIs (Drs. Reas and Banks), the incumbent will serve as a research project associate for multiple research protocols assessing neuroimaging biomarkers of dementia. Incumbent is responsible for organizing and managing brain imaging research data. Incumbent will manage Linux based workstations for post processing/data manipulation, and data analysis as well as create, maintain and update research databases. Provide support in project administration and publication preparation of imaging research. May provide assistance and have direct communication with subjects and families involved in research projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree (psychology, neuroscience, biology, cognitive science, statistics, computer science or related field preferred) or equivalent work experience.

  • Proven knowledge of human subjects research policies and procedures. Knowledge of the human subject consent process, and federal government regulations pertaining to consenting of subjects. On-line training certificate (acquired on job). Knowledge of IRB, and sponsored research requirements.

  • Experience in a clinical trials research environment including basic understanding of persons with dementia, preferred experience with MRI in order to recruit, schedule, and test patients for clinical study subjects.

  • Thorough working knowledge of medical and scientific terminology.

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis of quantitative brain imaging data measures using SPSS, Matlab, and other statistical programs and prefer skills in coding.

  • Strong experienced with computers (Personal computer and Macintosh). Skill with personal computers, word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail software, databases, etc. Specifically Linux OS and the Microsoft office suite (excel, access, powerpoint, word, etc).

  • Proven ability to determine sources of clinical data, analyze the data and information obtained, in order to create documents and to propose solutions to issues and to help in developing standardized operational procedures.

  • Proven ability in researching clinical data in preparation for grant applications and technical manuals, staying abreast of new research developments. Ability to abstract information from protocol and investigator brochure, which requires summarizing large quantities of data.

  • Skill in assembling written narrative information using word processing software for documenting image analysis procedures and tracking data.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to use tact and diplomacy with subjects (including patients with cognitive impairment), their families, faculty and institutional staff, as well as when representing the agency in the community.

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and diplomatically at all organizational levels, both verbally and in writing. Ability to work professionally and effectively with a diverse population, including the business community, academicians, staff and students.

  • Excellent record keeping, database management, detail oriented, logical, methodological approach to problem solving, strong process orientation, strong administrative and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments, maintain workflow, and work productively in meeting critical deadlines and milestones.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of UCSD Human Research Protections Program policies and Procedures.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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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