#101496 Laboratory Assistant
Company: University of California - San Diego Medical Cente
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 11, 2019
#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
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
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.
Demonstrated understanding of psychology, successful aging, and
DSM-V criteria for psychiatric disorders.
Experience working in both psychiatric and aging research
Experience in working with and scoring of neuropsychological tests
and clinical rating scales.
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.
Proficiency using PC's including relational databases, word
processing, spreadsheet, and statistical analysis programs.
Demonstrated skill in organizing, analyzing, managing time, setting
priorities and meeting deadlines for multiple tasks.
Proven ability to enter data into relational databases in an
accurate and precise manner.
* Ability to design and maintain logs; develop reports and
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and
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.
Must have access to reliable transportation and be willing to
travel off-site to conduct assessments.
Must be willing to work occasional overtime, weekends or flexible
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!
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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
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