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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.
Under supervision, the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Research Coordinator supports neurocognitive research efforts and uses neuroimaging methods in research studies with Spanish speaking participants. The incumbent will work on the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development longitudinal study. Duties will include: recruiting Spanish research participants including travel to local schools for events; screening in Spanish for subject eligibility; coordinate Spanish-speaking participant appointments including facilities and staff; biological samples collection and storage; and data collection with youth age 9-10 at enrollment and their Spanish-speaking parent/guardian. Data collection includes administering diagnostic interviews, questionnaires, behavioral assessments, neurocognitive measures, and assisting with magnetic resonance imaging sessions. Duties also include maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files; maintain study databases; ensure compliance with study protocol; and assist with grant and IRB progress reporting. Perform general lab assistance as needed.
Theoretical knowledge of psychiatry, psychology, or related field, and previous research experience in the related field.
Bi-lingual, fluency in English and Spanish.
Proficiency in using database software including Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, and Power Point). Familiarity with using iPads and apps including Pearson/Q-Interactive, and NIH ToolBox. Experience using content collaboration software including Confluence and DropBox. Working knowledge of REDCap and E-Prime.
Experience performing research duties in a clinical research environment and coordinating research studies. Experience with following a standardized multi-site Spanish and English research protocol in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate study procedures, and collect data.
Knowledge of MRI and Mock Scan procedures and MRI safety. Experience screening youth MRI subjects via the parent/legal guardian for MRI contraindications. Ability to maintain current MRI Safety Training and Certification through UCSD Keck Center for functional MRI and Mock Scan Training and Certification.
Working knowledge of longitudinal research design and methodology and DSM V criteria.
Experience administering detailed clinical interviews to youth and their parent/guardian including administering KSADS 5, demographic, mental health history, and experience asking minors about and documenting lifetime history of substance use.
Knowledge of or experience in collecting biological specimens including saliva, hair, and urine samples according to a standardized protocol and following universal precautions.
Understanding of IRB and NIH annual and unexpected reporting including enrollment, withdrawals, adverse events, and protocol deviations.
Excellent 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.
Bachelor's degree in psychology or social sciences.
Must be willing to regularly work evenings and weekends.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Must be willing and able to travel (local only).