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#109184 Research Sleep Technician

Filing Deadline: Fri 5/14/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/05/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/17/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Two major research foci are the pathogenesis of sleep apnea and the metabolic/cardiovascular complications of sleep disorders. The pathogenesis studies include anatomical ones using imaging, upper airway physiology, and control of breathing. These studies are ultimately designed to define the various contributors to apnea in different individuals. The ultimate goal is to define specific therapeutic targets for OSA patients of varying phenotypes.

Under the general supervision study physician and/or primary investigator (PI), and clinical research supervisor in the Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division, the research sleep technician will independently perform the overnight sleep technician efforts for a variety of research projects and clinical trials focusing primarily on sleep apnea. This will include running overnight sleep studies, educating subjects about the polysomnographic sleep study, recruitment, and running day visits.

Other responsibilities include: Calibrate and maintain the laboratory equipment, troubleshooting technical issues as they arise; score sleep studies in a timely manner for data analysis as well as participate in the design and modification of research protocols making appropriate recommendations to the supervisor and /or PI as needed; Compose and present sections of research reports and manuscripts; organize the study databases and data backups.


  • Theoretical knowledge of biology, sleep, clinical sciences as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience interpreting medical charts, experience in abstracting data from medical records.

  • Knowledge of National Institute of Health (NIH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Human Resource Protection Program (HRPP), IATA Shipping of Blood Specimens, and Bloodborne Pathogens.

  • Proven experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment. Experience with clinical trials participant or study subject recruitment.

  • Experience providing in-service training to various research personnel on protocols, processes, and procedures.

  • Thorough knowledge of x-rays, scans, and other diagnostic procedures.

  • Experience maintaining files and keeping records. Experience completing clinical trials case report forms via hard copy and online.

  • Strong 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.

  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a diverse population. Excellent phone etiquette skills.

  • Proven experience in sleep technology and/or electrophysiology research.

  • Experience using statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as Velos, Access, Excel and MS Word.

  • Demonstrated experience in medical assessment and patient interviewing to determine toxicities related to protocol management.

  • Experience with laboratory procedures and values and experience in interpreting them to determine patient eligibility and potential toxicities.

  • Experience working with FDA policies regulating clinical trials. Experience coordinating study startup activities.


  • Certification as a Clinical Research Associate or Coordinator.
  • Experience working with research bulk accounts.
  • Experience with investigational drug authorization criteria.
  • Experience with the steps of the Belmont Report.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Overnights required.

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 School of Medicine
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East Campus
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Variable


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