Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$27.09 - $43.58 / Hour
East Campus
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#119987 Research Project Coordinator

Extended Review Date: Wed 12/7/2022

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/09/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/18/22. 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).


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 Research Project Coordinator will collaborate with the PI and help coordinate multidisciplinary research projects in the Department of Psychiatry. Duties will include laboratory management, overseeing maintenance of laboratory equipment, and research data management. Independently conduct research on projects focused on understanding the role of genetics, metabolism, microbiome, and brain networks have on the development of addiction.

Will oversee laboratory budget and grants management, and serve as a liaison with external researchers, internal departments, and external vendors. Will assist in the production of peer-reviewed manuscripts and progress reports. Monitor progress and identify potential and actual problems with the research workflow. Stay abreast of current and existing literature in the field. Monitor funding opportunities for PI and other project staff. Provide technical feedback and work guidance to research personnel. Ensure compliance with research unit, Department, University, State, and Federal safety-related mandates and guidelines.


  • Proven ability to develop and refine broadly outlined research studies Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), projects and protocols.

  • Experience and familiarity with DEA, EH&S, IACUC compliance requirements. Experience preparing and submitting continuing review materials, amendments, and other regulatory documents to these entity.

  • Outstanding scientific English writing and editing skills. Knowledge of technical reports and publishable scientific research papers.

  • Working knowledge of financial accounting, contracts and grants combined with experience in fiscal and budget related matters including but not limited to review budgets and track expenditures.

  • Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite and email. Ability to use software to create reports, charts and presentations to be used in publications and grants. Ability to learn new programs with minimal direction.

  • Ability to make independent decisions, analyze situations, solve problems, and initiate actions for effective program and project management. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.

  • Strong ability to express verbally or in writing, information on one’s position, plan of action, evaluation or interpretation in a professional, logical, clear, effective, concise, and courteous manner. Skill at negotiating with various personalities and developing internal and external network of contacts.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability to work in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community with staff, faculty and students. Participate and contribute to discussions regarding procedures and goals of department.

  • Experience providing direction to personnel (i.e. postdoc, research assistants, grad students, student staff/volunteers, etc.) including but not limited to, assigning/prioritizing workload to meet required research objectives, complaint resolution, and using good judgment in addressing and effectively dealing with personnel related matters.

  • Proficiency with the use of Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint, OneDrive, and Planner.


  • Knowledge of on-line financial and personnel systems (i.e. IFIS, PPS, Blink, Link Family, MyEvents, MyTravel, Marketplace, MyTime, etc.).

  • Ability to learn new software for data management and communication (Slack, Smartsheet).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as required to keep steady workflow and meet deadlines.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $56,564 - $90,995 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $27.09 - $43.58

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).

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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