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The new Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to health and social equity and has over 80 primary salaried faculty, 25 secondary faculty, 200+ personnel, 200 postgraduate students, and 550 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the Public Health disciplines of Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, Health Equity, Public Mental Health, and Environmental and Climate Health. The School administers two PhD programs (Public Health and Biostatistics), a Master of Public Health professional degree program, an MS in Biostatistics, the only Health Sciences undergraduate program (BSPH), an MAS in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UCSD Extension, and a Preventive Medicine residency program.
The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on Wireless and Population Health Systems, Health Promotion and Equity, Women's Health, and Tobacco Control, and has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Jacobs School of Engineering, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Moores Cancer Center, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School houses five recharge cores providing services to UCSD and external customers, and the School's faculty and academics hold ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts.
The Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems (CWPHS) conducts research that focuses on how the health of individuals, families, communities, social networks, and populations can be improved through the creative use of wireless and networked technologies and ubiquitous computing. The CWPHS is located in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology Calit2, an internationally renowned multidisciplinary institute housing scientists and researchers from across the UCSD campus.
Collaborators come from the UCSD School of Medicine, the Division of Social Sciences, the Jacobs School of Engineering, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and San Diego State University. Included are scientists with backgrounds in clinical and preventive medicine, computer science and engineering, social networks, political science, clinical and experimental psychology, electrical engineering, health behavior, systems science, behavioral genetics, exercise and nutrition science, public health, and evolutionary biology.
For several years, investigators in the CWPHS have utilized wearable devices to gather information about activity, sleep, and overall health. This position will help to coordinate the deployment, recovery, and data analysis from a suite of wearable devices.
Under the direction of the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC) Senior Manager this Staff Research Associate position will be responsible to support the daily operations and research of the EPARC human performance laboratory accelerometer and other wearable devices deployment program.
Responsibilities include preparation of devices and materials for mail based deployment, calibrating and maintaining devices in good working order, communicating directly with participants, validating participant wear time, and assisting CWPHS leadership in maintaining differentiated databases of device deployment and recovery.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with wearable devices from a variety of devices including (but not limited to) Actigraph, actical, actiwatch (research grade) and AppleWatch, Fitbit and/or other commercially available devices. The position requires strong communication skills, attention to detail, independent thinking, judgment and discretion.
Experience using database and word processing programs.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals of varying ages, fitness levels, educational, and race/ethnicity backgrounds.
Ability to work independently, anticipate needs, identify problems and recommend course of action for resolution, and to take initiative and implement appropriate action to achieve successful completion of tasks.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in
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