Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/ Substance Use
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX 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.

#116242 Research Phlebotomist

Filing Deadline: Thu 5/26/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/17/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/26/2022. 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 assist on a complex multi-site longitudinal Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Primary responsibilities will include drawing blood on healthy adolescents (aged 12-15), sample collection tasks will include drawing the participants’ blood, processing samples through centrifugation and pipetting, labeling each specimen correctly, as well as safely transporting, storing, and shipping blood samples. The incumbent will follow standard infection control procedures and safety policies and take universal precautionary measures.

The incumbent will also assist in other research-related task including collecting and shipping biological specimens, assisting with neuroimaging sessions, completing phone assessments, obtaining informed assent/consent from participants; entering and verifying study data; scheduling of blood draws, and other administrative tasks as needed.


  • Must be a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). Possess CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider Certification (Recognized by AHA or equivalent).

  • Must have a valid CA driver's license and acceptable driving record.

  • Phlebotomy training, certification, and experience, with demonstrated ability to perform venipuncture/phlebotomy on patients.

  • Experience utilizing a centrifuge to spin blood samples.

  • Knowledge of how to safely and effectively store and transport biological specimen to various locations/laboratories. Knowledge of (and high standards of) laboratory hygiene, biohazard handling, and universal precautions.

  • Proven ability to explain project procedures to apprehensive participants and to ensure their tranquility during the blood drawing process.

  • Proven ability to properly label and sort samples/specimens for storage.

  • Proven ability to attend to detail and excellent organizational skills.

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Proven ability to interact constructively with diverse staff members and to communicate technical information accurately.

  • Knowledge of Infection Control protocols and patient comfort/safety.

  • Must have previous experience in a research setting. Experience working with human subjects and obtaining informed consent

  • Experience administering detailed behavioral measures.

  • Experience collecting, handling, and shipping biological specimens.


  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

  • Proven ability to interact constructively with diverse research participant population.


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

  • Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.

  • Must be able to work various hours (evenings and weekends) and locations based on business needed.

  • Occasional overtime and weekends may be requested.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

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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