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#106448 Research Project Coordinator

Extended Review Date: Mon 5/17/2021

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/03/20 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/12/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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 Coordinator will collaborate with the PI and help coordinate multidisciplinary research projects in the Department of Psychiatry. Duties will include laboratory management, overseeing maintenance of laboratory equipment, and research data management. Independently conduct research on projects focused on understanding the role of genetics, metabolism, microbiome, and brain networks have on the development of addiction.

Will oversee laboratory budget and grants management, and serve as a liaison with external researchers, internal departments, and external vendors. Will assist in the production of peer-reviewed manuscripts and progress reports. Monitor progress and identify potential and actual problems with the research workflow. Stay abreast of current and existing literature in the field. Monitor funding opportunities for PI and other project staff. Provide technical feedback and work guidance to research personnel. Ensure compliance with research unit, Department, University, State, and Federal safety-related mandates and guidelines.


  • Proven ability to develop and refine broadly outlined research studies Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), projects and protocols. projects and protocols.

  • Experience and familiarity with DEA, EH&S, IACUC compliance requirements. Experience preparing and submitting continuing review materials, amendments, and other regulatory documents to these entity.

  • Demonstrated ability to keep meticulous, accurate and well-organized records of research data and to analyze, interpret, report and record research results.

  • Outstanding scientific English writing and editing skills. Knowledge of technical reports and publishable scientific research papers.

  • Working knowledge of financial accounting, contracts and grants combined with experience in fiscal and budget related matters including but not limited to review budgets and track expenditures.

  • Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite and email. Ability to use software to create reports, charts and presentations to be used in publications and grants. Ability to learn new programs with minimal direction.

  • Ability to make independent decisions, analyze situations, solve problems, and initiate actions for effective program and project management. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.

  • Strong ability to express verbally or in writing, information on one’s position, plan of action, evaluation or interpretation in a professional, logical, clear, effective, concise, and courteous manner. Skill at negotiating with various personalities and developing internal and external network of contacts.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability to work in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community with staff, faculty and students. Participate and contribute to discussions regarding procedures and goals of department.

  • Experience providing direction to personnel (i.e postdoc, research assistants, grad students, student staff/volunteers, etc.) including but not limited to, assigning/prioritizing workload to meet required research objectives, complaint resolution, and using good judgment in addressing and effectively dealing with personnel related matters.


  • Knowledge of on-line financial and personnel systems (i.e. IFIS, PPS, Blink, Link Family, MyEvents, MyTravel, Marketplace, MyTime, etc.).
  • Ability to learn new software for data management and communication (Slack, Smartsheet).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as required to keep steady workflow and meet deadlines.

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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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

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UC San Diego School of Medicine
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