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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 of the Principal Investigator, incumbent will assist in providing interventions to patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The incumbent will work on related tasks and conducting cognitive and diagnostic assessments, as well as sensor and related data collection modalities using mobile technology. Also assists in performing other duties including assessments of participants. Assists in serving as a liaison between study and the PI in case of emergency. Schedules visits as needed, prepares research forms, maintains research charts and study materials, as needed as well as translation of data collected into secure online platforms. Additionally, regularly attends and contributes to research meetings.
Theoretical knowledge in Psychiatry, psychology or related field, including theoretical knowledge of and experience providing behavioral psychotherapy.
Theoretical knowledge and experience working in geriatric psychiatry including working with older adults with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Demonstrated experience working with individuals with complex data including from mobile devices and sensors.
Experience training individuals in use of mobile devices to conduct assessments for individuals with serious mental illnesses.
Proven ability to conduct bio-psychosocial assessments.
Ability to effectively and accurately document research procedures. Proven ability to read, comprehend, and discuss research materials.
Good organizational skills to file and maintain participant tracking, including annual bio-psychosocial assessments. Ability to organize and maintain assessment materials, both paper and electronic versions. Skill in accurate record keeping and ability to organize data.
Proficient experience with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Prior experience with database programs as well as SPSS, SAS or other statistical programs.
Ability to coordinate and implement recruitment strategies of participants for research study and screen database to evaluate their eligibility for study participation.
Effective and diplomatic oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to develop collaborations and professional relationships between research staff and community agencies serving older adults.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, including ability to conduct psychosocial interventions. Good organizational skills and ability to follow structured psychosocial interventions.
Ability to maintain participant confidentiality.
Familiarity with data sharing processes within the NIH.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be able to work flexible hours such as weekdays, weekends or in the evenings.
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