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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.
The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for individuals and families. Identifying the factors that facilitate successful service implementation and the attainment of desired outcomes requires investigation into the characteristics of and inter-relationships between service delivery strategies, service recipients, service providers, and the organizations and systems within which they are embedded.
Dr. Gregory Aarons' lab investigates what it takes to effectively implement and sustain clinical practices in community-based settings. Multiple ongoing research studies utilize quantitative and qualitative methods to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for behavioral health, substance use disorder treatment, and criminal justice service settings within San Diego County and throughout the State of California.
Our studies aim to identify and support the organizational factors that improve evidence-based practice implementation and sustainability, including organizational culture, organizational climate, and leadership. Data sources include large administrative data sets as well as original data collected from mental health and social service agencies. Study participants include program executives, supervisors, direct service providers, and their clients.
Under supervision, the incumbent will work as an Organizational Research Assistant for the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the management of day-to-day operations of a NIH-funded grant.
The main duties and responsibilities will include: coordinating participation retention and tracking of research participants, preparing and administering survey instruments, tracking and downloading data using web-based survey programs, managing longitudinal data using SPSS and web-based data collection programs, conducting research data analysis, assisting with preparing reports and presentations, and compiling agency feedback reports. Other duties will be assigned as needed.
Demonstrated experience in Psychology research with human subjects.
Graduation from high school or a GED and two (2) years of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in Psychology, with a preferred emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or equivalent and one (1) year of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated ability to manage organizational survey data and perform basic descriptive analyses using SPSS or SAS software.
Proven ability to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues and community stakeholders including agency executives, program managers, and service providers.
Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Demonstrated experience using Qualtrics, SurveyGizmo, or similar web-based data collection platform.
Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practices in mental health, substance use, and/or social service agencies.
Experience utilizing an electronic bibliographic database such as Endnote (or comparable program).
Ability to work in a busy environment in a timely, organized and effective manner with close attention to detail.