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Health Care Provider
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 PIs, performs procedures in support of NIMH-funded study of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in patients experiencing major depression. This position and project are part of the human demonstration projects of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge initiative. The incumbent's primary responsibility is screening and assessment of patients, which includes recruitment, screening by phone or monitoring of online screening, checking consent forms, in-person clinical assessments, review of study-specific eligibility criteria, communicating with the patient's mental health provider, neurocognitive assessment, and neuroimaging data collection support. A key responsibility of this position includes leading tDCS treatment sessions with enrolled participants, and assisting in MRI data collection over the course of treatment. The incumbent will develop and maintain study manuals following study-specific protocols and work with other members of the team to train additional staff in study-specific protocols, without detailed technical supervision. The incumbent will participate with the study team in managing data collection and checking data quality. Although the incumbent will be lead coordinator for the tDCS study, he/she may participate in similar activities in support of parallel studies. Incumbent will act as a liaison between the investigative team and collaborators in the health system and UCLA campus.

Job Qualifications
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbally and in writing) Collaborative, able to work both independently and as part of a team Required: ability to prioritize and complete in a timely way work on projects with competing, time-sensitive requirements Able to work and practice professional relationships with medical personnel, research subjects, patients and families Experience working with and assessing patients with mental health disorders strongly preferred Strong computer skills including word processing, e-mail systems, file transfer, spreadsheets, neurocognitive testing software, data entry, database maintenance, including the ability to enter data and maintain study records (required) Previous experience with IRBs is strongly preferred Previous experience with MRI data collection, MRI data analysis, or EEG data collection is preferred Previous experience accessing electronic health records and CareConnect training is preferred A minimum of two years is preferred Preferred: Bachelor Degree in relevant field

About UCLA Health

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.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.