This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
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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 individual will be responsible for the coordination and smooth day-to-day operation of the psychophysiology and neuropsychology human testing procedures. Incumbent will assist with administering structured neuropsychological tests and providing a detailed explanation to participants of proposed study. Clinical assessment duties include: assist with conducting study subject interviews for the purpose of data collection; performing participant follow up and retention; preparing data for entry and analysis; completing diagnostic worksheets; and providing laboratory results to pre-consented research participants. Work with QA Manager to thoroughly review clinical and research records, identify discrepancies and missing information, and maintain records of QA activities and provide periodic reports of the volume and types of errors and resolutions. Work with the Clinical Research Support Unit Manager and Investigators to: compile data and assist in its analysis; and perform other duties as needed.
Theoretical knowledge of Psychology and Statistics as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong laboratory experience conducting psychophysiological and neuropsychological tests on healthy and schizophrenia patients.
Proven ability to administer and, in some cases, score psychophysiological and neuropsychological tests (e.g. EEG, prepulse inhibition of auditory startle via electromyography, UPSA, MCCB, ADAS-Cog, R-Bans).
Demonstrated experience collecting EEG data, preferably with the Biosemi system.
Previous experience working with patients with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders.
Experience in subject recruitment and screening from Board and Care facilities and/or other public arenas, including posting advertisements for studies.
Strong demonstrated knowledge of psychiatric disorders, diagnostic procedures, and terminology.
Proven experience measuring heart rate and blood pressure.
Experience with DSM criteria for schizophrenia
Experience with data management methods and standard procedures for entering and maintaining data
Strong ability in transferring and reducing data for analysis using DOS, PC and Macintosh platforms.
Ability to function independently according to guidelines, with close attention to detail.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate information to a broad variety of people both in person and on the phone.
Proficient experience using Macintosh and PC platforms including spreadsheets and word processing programs.
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and/or equivalent experience/training.
At least two (2) years of laboratory experience conducting psychophysiological and neuropsychological tests on healthy and schizophrenia patients.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must have a valid CA driver's license, acceptable driving record, and access to reliable transportation.
Must be willing to test psychiatric patients.
Must be willing and able to deal with subjects under drug conditions.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Must be able to work overtime, various hours and locations based on business needs.
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