Job Description

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Full Salary Range
$5,193.69 - $8,351.63 / Month
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RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#120251 Research Project Manager - Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/30/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/07/2022. 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).


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 Manager will be responsible for the complex function of program coordinating and management to secure the staff and resources to ensure timely and methodologically sound adherence to the research protocol for a study investigating the treatment of cognitive impairments and depression associated with mild traumatic brain injury within the Department of Psychiatry. Liaison with Principal Investigator and Key Personnel associated with the project to support research designs, resolve problems, and provide detailed updates. Manage subject participation in various components of the study (retention, completion of the protocol and specialty projects). Train, plan, and advise the work of students, interns, and research assistants. Make original and significant contributions to the intellectual and tangible products of the research projects, including methodological, technical, and theoretical aspects. Work with the PI and Key Personnel to contribute to methodologies for the analysis of research questions to be answered in scientific papers, presentations, and grant proposals. Responsible for coordinating and managing standardized procedures in the day-to-day operations of the study. The incumbent will support clinical research efforts, use magnetic resonance imaging methods in research studies, and administer intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS). Other duties include the coordination and management of recruitment, eligibility, enrollment, and compensation of human subjects; and clinical, neurocognitive and neuroimaging data collection. In addition, the incumbent will support the PI with grant and IRB progress reporting and preparation of presentations and manuscripts.


  • Advanced theoretical knowledge in Psychology, Psychiatry, or a related scientific field; advanced theoretical background in research methods, protocol, and implementation.

  • Proven effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills: ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts; ability to work as an effective team member.

  • Strong computer aptitude, experience with word processing, spreadsheet software, and/or data analysis and database software including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Linux, and REDCap.

  • Advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in statistical techniques.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DSM-IV and DSM-V criteria and experience in integrating data gathered from clinical interviews.

  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and management of clinical research studies and ensure timely and methodologically sound adherence to the projects' research protocol; proven ability to liaison with Principal Investigator and key personnel associated with the project to support research designs, resolve problems, propose modifications to the course of the studies as needed, and provide detailed updates.

  • Proven ability to administer structured and diagnostic interviews in-person, including the OSU TBI Identification Method (OSU-TBI-ID) and Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview for DSM-5 7.0.2 (MINI).

  • Proven experience administering, coding, scoring, and interpreting neurobehavioral measures to adults with brain injuries and depression, specifically the PHQ-9, Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D), Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI), PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5), Headache Impact Test (HIT-6), and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI).

  • Demonstrated experience in neuroimaging data collection including screening participants for MRI contraindications, supporting scan operator in putting participant in and getting out of scanner, setting up equipment, and administering behavioral tasks used during functional MRI.

  • Demonstrated experience administering, coding, and interpreting neuropsychological assessments to participants with brain injuries, including WRAT-4 Reading test, Medical Symptom Validity Test, D-KEFS Trail Making Test, D-KEFS Color Word Interference Test, WMS-IV Digit Span, WAIS-IV Coding, WAIS-IV Symbol Search, Hopkins Verbal Learning Test- Revised, and the UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment-B (UPSA-B).

  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate current scientific knowledge and draw conclusions from data and statistical analyses.

  • Demonstrated experience to prioritize and work independently in managing research projects, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

  • Proven ability in making independent contributions to various brain injury research projects and in making contributions to scientific presentations and/or publications.

  • High level of discretion for confidential work and information; ability to appropriately handle critical information and sensitive situations.

  • Proven experience to manage subject participation in various components of the study, provide reports as requested by Principal Investigator.

  • Proven experience to complete and maintain UCSD Keck Center for functional MRI Safety Training.

  • Strong demonstrated experience in administering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), specifically intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be available to work overtime, evenings, and weekends as needed.

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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