Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program
Full Salary Range
$20.54 - $27.04 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
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.

#119698 Psychometrist - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Deadline: Mon 11/28/2022

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.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Hillcrest and remote.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/01/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/10/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


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.

Under supervision, the incumbent will administer and score neuropsychological, psychiatric, and substance use tests, questionnaires, and interviews in a large neuroAIDS research center. Assessment procedures require adherence to standardized protocols, eliciting optimal participant performance, generating written behavioral notes regarding participant effort and test validity, and preparing charts for clinical ratings and diagnoses. Incumbent will also be responsible for data quality assurance procedures, including data cleaning, double scoring, and providing oral and written feedback as necessary. Opportunities are available for participation in other supervised research activities, including literature reviews, data coding, data analysis, and the preparation of scientific presentations and manuscripts.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, Psychology, or related field including training in administering and scoring individual and group psychological tests; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently administer and score a neuropsychological battery according to standardized procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to administer structured psychiatric interview (e.g. CIDI) and obtain detailed substance use history according to standardized procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience in a research setting or academic institution.

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize inadequate responses or inconsistent information provided by research participants and collect reliable, accurate, and comprehensive information in interviews.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement.

  • Excellent organizational skills, demonstrating the ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and maintain accurate records and to train and direct others in these areas.

  • Working knowledge of psychological and mental health terms.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain files. Record keeping and file management skills.

  • Demonstrated experience working with sick subjects under research conditions.

  • Demonstrated behavioral observation skills and demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Excellent and appropriate communication skills in dealing with subjects, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.

  • User level (non-programming) experience with microcomputers.


  • Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish fluently.

  • Minimum of one year related experience.


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

  • Must be willing to work with people infected with the HIV virus.

  • Must be flexible and available to work overtime, including evenings and weekends.

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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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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