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The Department of Neurosciences mission is to create synergies and define the ideas and programs that will allow us to transform the way our community discovers, teaches, and cares. The UCSD Autism Center of Excellence, part of the Department of Neurosciences, is dedicated to discovering the causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through multidisciplinary research that includes clinical phenotype, treatment, eye tracking, genetics, stem cell and brain imaging.
Under supervision, the Autism Researcher will work as a researcher studying the impact of early screening on long term outcomes. Responsibilities include: conduct behavioral and eye tracking experiments with toddlers and young children with autism, analyze data, manage databases, create video tapes for testing and demonstrations, present experimental data during team meetings and consent parents into the study. Other duties include recruitment and scheduling of subjects, being part of a team of liaisons between laboratory and San Diego pediatricians and interacting with children and their parents. Under the supervision of the PI, the incumbent will be responsible for periodic processing of purchase orders, reimbursements, subject payments, and ordering lab supplies and testing material. Coordinate and provide work direction for other lab research assistants, and further develop and maintain the laboratory's web site.
Theoretical knowledge in Psychology, Human Development, Biology or in a related field generally acquired through a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge and ability to conduct structured behavioral experiments and tests to toddlers and young children research subjects.
Ability to conduct phone interviews/dispense information concerning research study in a discreet, professional manner.
Demonstrated attention to detail. Excellent listening and observation skills.
Proficiency in use of computer software programs (MS Word, Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint) and operation of standard office equipment (Copy Machine, Fax). Proficiency in both PC and Macintosh platforms. Demonstrated ability to enter and maintain accurate date.
Ability to create and maintain accurate databases and filing systems that adapt to a changing work environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability to work in a team framework in conjunction with the Principles of Community. Ability to interact with parents, pediatric subjects, pediatricians and their staff in a professional and compassionate manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality as required.
Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills that facilitate professional, effective, and courteous interaction with a diverse population.
Excellent time management and strong demonstrated organizational and multi-tasking skills. Ability to establish priorities, meet multiple and frequently changing deadlines with flexibility, process a high volume of work while under pressure, and maintain a high level of accuracy.
Proficient in graphic design and ability to create figures for use in scientific publications/presentations, and for use on ACE (Autism Center of Excellence) web site. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, and Graphic Converter.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must have valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record or access to reliable personal transportation.
Must be able to work on occasional weekends early evenings as required by experiments.
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