Job Description

Payroll Title:
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#116008 Staff Research Associate - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Deadline: Tue 5/31/2022

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.

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

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/16/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will be hired at the Staff Research Associate 1 or Staff Research Associate 2 level depending on the experience of the selected candidate.

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 two ongoing projects within the Department of Psychiatry. Both 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.

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 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.
  • 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 remotely, conditional on approval of the supervisor.

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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