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#TP116400 Remote Clinical Translator - Bilingual

Filing Deadline: Tue 6/14/2022

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

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


TES is searching for applicants who can provide translations for various educational and programmatic documents/materials from English into Spanish, and Spanish into English. Documents and materials include, but are not limited to, informed consent documents for clinical research protocols, flyers for recruitment, PowerPoint presentations to Spanish-speaking research participants or for the community. When needed, the incumbent will support the team in establishing procedures focused on ensuring cultural adaptation of educational content. This position will apply their learned skills to assess policies and procedures for the study. Documents/materials will be utilized by a wide range of audiences, such as: older adults in San Diego County for outreach for educational purposes, recruitment for clinical research studies, to provide a research update to our current projects. The incumbent will also be responsible for student documentation.

Responsibilities may include: accurately translating a variety of educational documents or materials from English to Spanish or from Spanish to English; ensuring translations are idiomatic in nature, representing the local (San Diego) and/or regional (southern California) Spanish dialects; suggesting text modification, from near verbatim translation, to better accommodate Spanish readers/users to Program Manager as needed; clearly articulating when and where text modifications have been made to ensure for accuracy of document/material and intended message.

This position is 100% remote. Schedule may vary from 30-60 hours per month.


  • Fluent in spoken and written Spanish and English.

  • Ability to translate from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

  • Proven knowledge of English and Spanish vocabulary, linguistics and grammar to provide accurate interpretation and translation.

  • Familiarity and ability to translate written English into regionally familiar and idiomatically accurate written Spanish.

  • Experience translating English to Spanish documents, including educational materials, for a variety of audiences/users.

  • Proficient research and analytical skills.

  • Translation Certification required.

  • Preferred: Experience translating documents related to Institutional Review Boards, healthcare or brain health.


Background check is required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California 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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