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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, the incumbent will serve as the Sr. Project Manager for the Social Cognition and Self Harm longitudinal multisite research project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Primary duties include overall project management as the coordinating site manager of the study; providing clinical research project coordination with two other university research sites, overseeing the design, documentation and implementation of research protocols and procedures at all sites, and monitoring participant enrollment and follow up retention rates at all sites. Include also has primary responsibility of independently administering assessments with neuropsychological tests, clinical rating scales, structured interviews and questionnaires on psychiatric status of research participants both on and off-site and support remote data collection in research participants using mobile technology and providing support for any mobile technology assistance.
Incumbent will be responsible for providing work direction and training to study personnel including Research Associates, Student Workers, and volunteers working on the project at UCSD and all other research staff involved with the Social Cognition and Self Harm study at other sites. Other duties to include overseeing data collection and entry of all study related data and perform interim database review to monitor study data collection across 3 sites.
The incumbent will also coordinate and manage other duties including recruitment, screening, obtaining informed consent, scheduling and serving as a liaison between study and participant physicians. Incumbent will schedule visits as needed, prepare research forms, maintain research charts and study materials, coordinate with laboratories and the UCSD CTRI, and order supplies as needed. General duties will also include IRB aspects; prepare renewals and continuations; interpreting the data under the supervision of the study investigators. Regularly attend and contribute to research meetings at all sites.
Theoretical knowledge as required in a Bachelor's degree of Psychiatry, Psychology or related field and experience with performance-based assessments or a combination of education and experience.
Experience working with individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as well as experience conducting neuropsychological testing.
Strong experience in independently administering assessments with neuropsychological tests, clinical rating scales, structured interviews and questionnaires on psychiatric status of research participants both on and off-site and support remote data collection in research participants using mobile technology, and providing support for any mobile technology assistance.
Proficient experience with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and SPSS.
Theoretical knowledge and experience working with adults across the lifespan in psychiatry and/or psychology.
Proven ability to conduct bio-psychosocial assessments.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, including ability to conduct assessment of research participants.
Knowledge of serious mental illness, cognitive disorders associated with serious mental illness and aging, and depression/anxiety.
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. Demonstrated skill in accurate record keeping and ability to organize data.
Ability to effectively and accurately document research procedures. Proven ability to read, comprehend, and discuss research materials. Ability to maintain participant confidentiality.
Effective and diplomatic oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and
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