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

Job Duties
Under the direction of the PI and general supervision of the research lab supervisor, the employee will provide support for several clinical research studies in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. The incumbent will assist with data collection, entry, and analysis, administer subject screenings, employ various subject recruitment strategies, provide routine data reports and recruitment updates, and assist with other various research and administrative activities as assigned through various projects. Duties include the following: Serve as the lead coordinator for a large multi-site clinical research study and back-up coordinator for additional studies. Duties for these projects may include but are not limited to: subject recruitment, project and timeline management, data entry, screening of subjects, administering neuropsychological tests, and routine interpretation of screening results to confirm that study entry criteria are met. Assist division faculty with general screening assessments, recruitment initiatives, attendance of health fairs and community outreach events, physician relations, etc. for all other studies conducted within the geriatric psychiatry division. Provide back-up support and coverage for other research staff within the lab as needed, with duties including subject escorting for imaging tests and transfer of blood specimens to laboratories. Assist in the coordinating of image analysis and data transfer. Assist with the transferring, maintaining and updated of the subject research databases. Provide data quality reports to review. Assist in evaluation of data collection forms, and establish protocols for processing data as required. Attend and report at regular lab meetings progress reports on research objectives and goals. Handle the administrative tasks as related to the research projects. Duties include project inventory of supplies, ordering of supplies, scheduling of participants, booking rooms, filing of subject paperwork, preparing testing materials, and updating electronic health records systems.

Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree preferred in pre-medicine, psychology, neurosciences or related field. One year of clinical research experience preferred. Must have an active CA driver's license and be willing to travel between local sites. A superior level of interpersonal skill, including the capacity to communicate verbally and in writing to patients who may be hard of hearing, or with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. Experience in working with older populations, or in training situations with older adults preferred. Demonstrated experience in research, including knowledge of research methods and terminology or experience working in a laboratory or bio-medical setting. Understanding of medical terminology preferred. Able to work independently and take initiative in interacting with participants and professionals at clinical settings. Demonstrated skill in editing for spelling, punctuation, syntax and grammar. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and computer literacy to search articles, publications, etc. Demonstrated ability to perform detailed-oriented work independently. Demonstrated ability to follow through on assigned tasks. Ability to be flexible with schedules. Demonstrated ability to follow up with other members of research team, in order to ensure research goals are being addressed and achieved. Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with human anatomy and physiology.

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