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#101496 Laboratory Assistant

Company: University of California - San Diego Medical Cente
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

#101496 LABORATORY ASSISTANT

Filing Deadline: Fri 11/15/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/11/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/20/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

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 Laboratory Assistant will assist in performing a number of duties for research studies focusing on mental illness and successful aging. Major responsibilities will include administration and scoring of neuropsychological tests and clinical rating scales, administer physical assessments for Healthy Aging study, preparation and processing of data charts for computerized entry, and entry of data into clinical research database system; assist with preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) materials; and retention efforts for multiple longitudinal studies, working as part of a research team to recruit study participants; interfacing with medical professionals, community agencies and caregivers of study participants to obtain relevant personal, medical and psychiatric information for research protocol. Perform other general research tasks, such as: library and computer research, and general administrative and office tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and two years of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one year of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
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Demonstrated understanding of psychology, successful aging, and DSM-V criteria for psychiatric disorders.
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Experience working in both psychiatric and aging research environments.
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Experience in working with and scoring of neuropsychological tests and clinical rating scales.
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Familiarity with the following psychological testing and structured interviewing techniques: diagnosis (DSM-IV criteria), comprehension assessment, PANSS, SAPS and SANS, cognitive battery (e.g., HVLT, Trail Making Test, MATRICS), qualitative aspects of research participation, HAM-D, and SF-36.
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Proficiency using PC's including relational databases, word processing, spreadsheet, and statistical analysis programs.
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Demonstrated skill in organizing, analyzing, managing time, setting priorities and meeting deadlines for multiple tasks.
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Proven ability to enter data into relational databases in an accurate and precise manner.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Ability to design and maintain logs; develop reports and tables.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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Must be willing to work with both a psychiatric population and an elderly research population and have theoretical knowledge of geriatric psychology, successful aging, and gerontology.
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Must have access to reliable transportation and be willing to travel off-site to conduct assessments.
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Must be willing to work occasional overtime, weekends or flexible schedule.



UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!



Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.



UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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