Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$21.39 - $25.15 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#130739 Research Lab Protocol Assistant II

Filing Deadline: Fri 7/19/2024

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/10/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/19/2024. 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 implements visit scheduling and subject retention activities for a multi-study research center investigating the causes and effects of neurobehavioral disturbances associated with HIV infection and/or substance abuse within the Department of Psychiatry. Duties include assisting with scheduling research participants; educating participants regarding study participation including visit protocol expectations; scheduling and tracking visits. Other duties include general lab assistance such as data collection, record keeping, data entry, and report generation. Assist with other projects and miscellaneous duties as required.


  • Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and two years of experience in a health or social service field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to prioritize workload and work independently and seek guidance or information when appropriate

  • Strong basic computer skills such as word processing and data entry, as well as experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Adobe PDF.

  • Demonstrated skill in communicating in a helpful, informative, and supportive manner on the phone, and in providing appropriate/effective interventions based on accurate assessment to a diverse group of study participants.

  • Experience scheduling research appointments and performing research interviews or needs assessments.

  • Work or education demonstrating familiarity with HIV infection, antiretroviral treatment, and related cognitive impairment.

  • Familiarity with San Diego health clinics and human service organizations that provide HIV, HCV and substance abuse care and service and demonstrated ability to provide referrals to these organizations.

  • Familiarity with cognitive assessment, lumbar puncture, MR structural and functional imaging, and/or nerve conduction velocity testing.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain a supportive client-focused environment for clients with neurobehavioral disturbances associated with HIV infection and/or substance abuse.

  • Experience working with diverse populations, including ethnic and cultural minorities, gays and lesbians, people living with HIV, and people recovering from substance abuse.

  • Experience providing health education or other complex information to individuals with lower education and/or cognitive impairment.


  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak in Spanish and English.


  • 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 willing to work with people from a diverse community.

  • Must be available to work overtime, including evenings and occasional Saturdays.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $44,662 - $52,513 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.39 - $25.15

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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