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The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at UC San Diego was established in 1977 and became a full academic department at the University in 2013. With over 80 full-time faculty, the UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) provides care for nearly 150,000 patients annually at three Emergency Departments - level 1 trauma center, NIH Cancer Center, and rural critical access hospital. The Department has robust programs in education, clinical training, and research. Most recently, the Senior Emergency Care Unit (SECU) at the La Jolla ED received the first tier one accreditation by the American Academy of Emergency Physicians in the western United States.
Under general direction, the Staff Research Associate will support DEM Research efforts by coordinating and working on multiple studies and projects. They will maintain ongoing direct contact with multiple PIs, other faculty co-investigators, and support staff across departments and institutions to ensure the successful completion of projects. Incumbent acts as a critical member of the research team, providing original ideas of importance to study planning, development, study design, project management, study implementation and conduct.
Incumbent will also assist with grant writing and will author and coauthor scientific presentations and manuscripts. Additional support efforts will include conducting interventions and data collection activities as specified by research protocols, maintain accurate records, prepare study-related reports, manage submissions to UCSD's Institutional Review Board, maintain relevant databases and will perform intermediate to advanced statistical analysis and interpretation. They will also lead in the developments and implementation of ED-based telehealth projects.
Advanced theoretical knowledge and/or preferably Master's Degree and experience in health services, healthcare informatics, and clinical research.
Proven ability to contribute original ideas in the development of study aims, study design, measurement selection and required study implementation. Experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment such as an academic research institution and/or a research hospital.
Demonstrated experience writing and submitting grant proposals.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience summarizing and presenting data in formal and informal settings.
Demonstrated organizational and management skills.
Demonstrated experience writing scientific manuscripts for scholarly publications.
Demonstrated experience with all aspects of research projects and clinical trials.
Demonstrated experience with research design and analysis considerations for scientific evaluations.
Demonstrated experience manipulating raw data and applying advanced statistical practices to provide meaningful information.
Demonstrated experience with processing blood and urine samples for testing.
Working knowledge of medical and scientific terminology.
Demonstrated experience managing complex, interdisciplinary clinical research studies.
Demonstrated experience in research protocol procedures, including: study feasibility, study activation and IRB processes, and qualification procedures.
Proven leadership, strategic planning, and management skills necessary to oversee all phases of research projects. Strong problem solving and decision-making skills, and the ability to use independent judgement and respond effectively to unexpected events or changes with innovative solutions.
Proven experience conducting subject recruitment in a clinical setting, including obtaining informed consent and maintaining confidentiality.
Proven ability to organize, interpret, evaluate and present research findings in a variety of formats, including scientific manuscripts, grant proposals, oral presentations, posters, and popular media.
Demonstrated experience using SPSS Statistics and a working knowledge of SQL.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be available for working according to variable schedules including occasional weekends.
Must be willing to work occasional overtime and/or flexible hours.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.