Working in a clinical research setting on the UCLA Westwood campus, the Psychologist II will provide behavioral health support to the Sleep Research Group (SRG) within the David Geffen School of Medicine Medicine-VA Wadsworth department. The overall vision of the researchers within the SRG is the advancement of the health and healthcare of older adults through innovative research programs that focus on sleep disorders such as insomnia. The SRG conducts multi-year randomized trials and other research projects funded by both government (e.g., VA, NIH) and non-government agencies. The Psychologist will provide cognitive behavioral therapy to research participants following a research protocol and will work collaboratively with investigators, trainees, and staff at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and other institutions.
Minimum of 1 year internship and 1 year of fellowship/post-graduate experience.
Knowledge and practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
Experience coordinating research projects including data collection, administering of assessments and interventions.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of behavioral sleep medicine as demonstrated by post-graduate training in the field and participation in related research.
Thorough knowledge of major issues and recent research in behavioral medicine and healthcare delivery models to design effective behavioral interventions.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of health services and clinical research to provide expert advice and consultation.
Ability to implement behavioral interventions and conduct, score and interpret clinician-administered interviews according to published methods and research protocols.
Ability to apply principles of adult education to develop appropriate education materials for patients and training materials for research staff.
Ability to act independently in planning and executing a variety of projects and in making final decisions involving considerable technical judgment.
Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams of investigators with timely and professional completion of projects and products.
Ability to communicate, both orally (in person and by telephone), respond to inquiries, and interact with UCLA officials and representatives from public and private healthcare organizations.
Advanced-level expertise with major office computer programs, including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.