Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/Substance Abuse
Hiring Pay Scale
$25.75 - $30.72 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable

#129827 Staff Research Associate - Hybrid

Filing Deadline: Tue 5/28/2024

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.

This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/28/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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


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 Staff Research Associate supports clinical research efforts on multiple ongoing projects within the Department of Psychiatry. The projects leverage existing data from a multi-site, longitudinal cohort of adolescents followed from late childhood to young adulthood. Duties will include: maintaining logs of project activities; coordinating communication among investigators; conducting literature searches; preparing simple reports summarizing data; collating results from investigator-specified statistical models; and assisting in the preparation of scientific publications. The Associate will perform general lab assistance as needed.


  • Theoretical knowledge of psychiatry, psychology, or related field and previous research experience in the related field.

  • Experience performing research duties in a clinical research environment and coordinating research studies.

  • Proven ability to work with minimal direction (work under supervision but not close technical supervision) and work collaboratively with the research team and investigators.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Proficiency in using software to manage or manipulate data (Microsoft Excel, SPSS, SAS, R, Python).

  • Working knowledge of longitudinal research design and methodology and DSM-IV/V criteria.

  • Experience using a reference manager (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote).

  • Experience collating the results of supervisor-specified statistical models for review.

  • Experience proofreading and double-checking statistical estimates reported in manuscripts before publication.

  • Ability to assist in the preparation of manuscripts through gathering information, writing delimited sections, and coordinating edits/feedback from multiple authors.

  • Ability to assist with grant progress reports by providing study status and enrollment data.


  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Familiarity with IRB procedures and ability to respond to IRB requests.

  • Familiarity with NIH grant progress reports.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Work may be completed remote, conditional on approval of the supervisor.

  • Must be flexible and work evenings and weekends as needed.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $53,766 - $64,143 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $25.75 - $30.72

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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