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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 supervision of the primary investigator (PI), and SRA V, and other study doctors, the Research Technician will access, develop and maintain databases for clinical and research data. The Research Technician will contribute in the collaboration of analyses of pulmonary outcome measures and write descriptive reports of findings; and assist with manuscript preparation to summarize the results. Responsible for human subject submissions. The Research Technician will be required to collaborate and train clinical staff in the use and maintenance of database files. Also, under general supervision and at the direction of the chief technologist, the Research Technician will schedule and set-up sleep study appointments. Obtain demographic information, perform anthropomorphic measurements, pre-sleep study questionnaires. Includes educating the subjects on the procedure to be performed, calibration of complex medical equipment, application of actigraphy and overnight sleep recording equipment, conducting post study questionnaires. The Research Technician will analyze data from the sleep studies, actigraphy, and questionnaires as well as perform quality control assessments, and completeness according to accepted protocols. Responsible for preparing reports and entering questionnaire and actigraphy data into secondary database with proper verification of the data per protocol. The Research Technician will obtain and manage script for incentive payments, prepare recruitment letters and screening logs. Assists with the operational functionality of the laboratory, from maintaining equipment to ordering and stocking supplies, and maintain communication with the Central Coordinating Center. Assists in the process of maintaining the policies and procedures, adheres to all protocol standards and The Joint Commission regulations. Makes appropriate recommendations to supervisor as needed.
Theoretical knowledge in computer science, biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related field as typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience with preparation of human subjects applications and working knowledge of human subjects consents and rules.
Knowledge of the principles of clinical research.
Demonstrate effective written, social, and spoken communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of policies and procedures for the conduct of research involving human subjects.
Demonstrated excellence and ability to work collaboratively to promote positive outcomes and team dynamics.
Ability to organize and coordinate research study procedures and documentation.
Strong demonstrated communication skills (both verbal and written). Excellent interpersonal skills with a variety of personnel, including faculty, researchers, staff, students, department and campus administrators; tact, diplomacy, political acumen, and flexibility.
Demonstrated experience with database management and statistical analysis. Experience using SAS, BMDP, SPSS or equivalent software to independently program and run advanced multivariate statistical analyses and databases.
Demonstrated ability to write scientific reports effectively, describing methods and results and incorporating statistical analyses.
Experience in sleeping disorders or respiratory physiology.
Must be able to work flexible hours: this position will work overnights. Evenings are occasionally required.
Job locations: Hillcrest CTFC, ACTRI in La Jolla, and Chancellor's Park in La Jolla.