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Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
Research Associate II-Nonexempt
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
20% ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES - list all duties to be performed by the incumbent · Schedule project meetings between inter-agency collaboration. · Develop and distribute agendas for project meeting. · Attend project meetings and take notes for minutes. · Write-up and distribute minutes from project meetings. · Create initial drafts of monthly project reports · Schedule project-related data collection/site visits with designated participants. · Assist with the coordination of communication and correspondence between stakeholders (as designated by the project). · Make project-related travel arrangements/scheduling. · Submit travel reimbursements for project staff. · Assist in general day-to-day tasks as needed, including answering phones, typing correspondence, photocopying, word processing, maintaining inventory of supplies and interview forms, filing, other miscellaneous office support as needed by PI, Project Director, and other research associates . . 70% RESEARCH ACTIVITIES - list all duties to be performed by the incumbent · Conduct literature reviews and generate summaries of lit searches · Attend relevant webinars or conferences and summarize main points for the project team · Conduct and assist in key informant interviews, and other required research support activities. · Conduct specific data collection efforts in the field (within community based clinics and/or FQHCs) · Assist with the review of research instruments for internal logic, errors, and missing information. · Assist with other project-related data collection. · Assist with quality control of data collection (including follow-up Interviews). · Analyze data collected from surveys and interviews using SPSS and ATLAS-TI, for example · Develop data reports (including tables and summary work sheets). · Develop materials for dissemination of data results whether in reports or PowerPoint presentations. · Function as liaison for all data-related communications and planning, including data acquisition and data quality improvement for small assigned evaluation projects. · Assist in the grant proposal writing process with various PIs · Assist in other research tasks as needed. 10% TRAINING ACTIVITES - list all duties to be performed by the incumbent · Assist with the development of training materials, including webinar presentation material. · Assist with the development of training agendas, including scheduling of trainings with designated participants. · Attend and assist with the implementation of trainings, including taking notes and technical assistance. · Assist in other training tasks as needed.

Job Qualifications
1. B.A. /B.S. in Social Science or related field. (Required) 2. Demonstrated experience in health related research or evaluation projects (minimum of 2 years). (Required) 3. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally, and in writing, with subjects, staff, and supervisors. (Required) 4. Bilingual (Spanish/English) (Preferred) 5. Experience with Literature reviews and summarizing/synthesizing complex journal level publications. (Required) 6. Skill in speaking and writing to persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. (Required) 7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with treatment agency and project staff members. (Required) 8. Willingness to travel (domestically), and work occasional evenings/weekends. (Required) 9. Valid driver's license, dependable car, and insurance for field data interviews and attending conferences. (Required) 10. Organizational skills to maintain records and coordinate other tasks as required. (Required) 11. Experience with UCLA Travel policies and Travel reimbursement processes (Preferred) 12. Knowledge of web-based learning applications, such as Eluminate, GotoMeeting, etc. (Preferred) 13. Experience in data collection, including interviewing, and web-based survey applications (Survey Monkey, etc). (Preferred) 14. Ability to review and assess interview forms for completeness, accuracy, and internal consistency. (Required) 15. Demonstrated accuracy in computerized data entry and applications. (Required) 16. Demonstrated knowledge of personal computers and relevant software programs (e.g., data entry, word processing, spreadsheets, tables, PowerPoint). (Required) 17. Ability to learn quickly and think logically. (Required)

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For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

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