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#109728 Study Coordinator and Recruiter

Filing Deadline: Thu 6/24/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/15/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/24/21. 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 Study Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and conducting multi-site projects with adolescents and young adults at clinical high risk for developing psychosis or who have experienced a recent onset of psychosis to ensure timely and methodologically sound adherence to research protocols. Work in collaboration with study staff to initiate study, resolve problems and provide detailed updates of enrollment and data collection.

Project coordination will require involvement in all aspects of conducting research studies including: 1) Screening potential study participants to determine eligibility for ongoing studies and schedule as appropriate; 2) Obtaining informed consent/assent; 3) Obtaining medical records to determine study eligibility; 4) Processing of biospecimens, shipping and storing of blood, urine and saliva samples; 5) Scoring and entering data into database. Recruiter tasks will require timely recruitment, screening, and enrollment of qualified study participants for ongoing research studies and for supporting recruitment-related administrative and outreach efforts.


  • Theoretical knowledge of Psychology or other related field as typically attained by a bachelor’s degree; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience that will be essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the positions.

  • Proven participation as a recruiter in community outreach programs. Must be able to establish professional relationships with potential participants as well as professional long lasting relationships with community sites and internal and external clinical services.

  • Must enjoy public speaking and confidently inform public/community about research projects. Must have excellent demonstrated communication skills and a high comfort level communicating over the phone, email and in person about research related topics.

  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Must be target-driven and have time management skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in using multiple IRB approved platforms to promote studies.

  • Clinical knowledge of DSM-IV/V criteria for psychiatric disorders and demonstrated experience working with a psychiatric population, experience working with adolescents, young adults and family member using tact, diplomacy and adhering to strict privacy requirements.

  • Experience in coordinating and managing of research studies, ensuring timely and methodologically sound adherence to projects' research protocols; ability to liaison with PI, staff and collaborating sites associated with the projects to implement testing procedures, resolve problems and provide detailed updates.

  • Demonstrated research and/or clinical experience working with adolescents and young adults with severe mental illness as well as their caregivers.

  • Experience with performing centrifugation and aliquotting samples; preparing samples for storage and shipment.

  • Ability to manage subject participation in various components of studies (number of subjects, completion of different components of the test battery, status of follow up), provide reports as requested by Principal Investigator.

  • Proven ability and willingness to collect urine and saliva samples for cortisol testing and ensure that proper sanitation and storage methods are followed.


  • A Master's or graduate degree in Psychology or related field.
  • Experience in providing manualized (evidence based or research) psychosocial interventions to psychiatric population.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience administering, coding and scoring self-report measures and neurocognitive tasks to adolescents and young adults, specifically MATRICS, WAIS, WISC, WASI, WRAT, CPT-IP.
  • Phlebotomy certification.
  • Ability to administer psychophysiological (electroencephalography) measures; prefer experience using Presentation software and Biosemi Acquisition equipment.
  • Past experience or ability to learn Brain Vision Analyzer and Presentation software for use with Biosemi data acquisition system; ability to create data analysis scripts and design, modify and troubleshoot EEG/EMG paradigms using knowledge of computer hardware and software diagnostics.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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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