Staff Research Associate V

UCLA Health - Los Angeles, CA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $77,000 a year
Project Personnel Supervision
Provide supervision, on-going training, and oversight for research staff, clinical practicum students, and work study undergraduates. This involves assessing research and personnel needs, supervision and evaluation of staff, prioritizing and assigning tasks and troubleshooting.
Lead development of research protocol and methodology
Responsible for all aspects of the hiring process for staff, including interviewing, training, supervision, providing feedback and continued education.
Oversee training and supervision related to data management, and participant assessment.
Act as Clinical & Research Psychologist for research project
Case management - Interact with patients/subjects, their family members as part of their participation in the research projects involving research protocols (as outlined below).
Conduct initial assessments (diagnostic, psychological, and behavioral) for patients.
Interview participants on structured semi-structured tests.
Conduct comprehensive and in-depth clinical evaluations to determine appropriateness for research studies.
Determine DSM criteria for clinical trial cases

Study Oversight and Direction

Oversee and Conduct screening intakes for new referrals for research study.
Direct data collection, entry and organizations, including relevant cleaning, queries, preparing data for publication.
Contribute to publication process, including preparing data for analyses and reporting study findings for publication in scientific journals
Oversee study filing system of individual projects, as well as research group as a whole.
Execute Study Startup and close-out, including IRB, contract and budget preparation.
Direct subject recruitment and outreach efforts for research project, while maintaining relationships and contact with affiliates (agencies, organizations, schools, medical professionals, etc).
Oversee coordination of patient visits.
Maintain Study Documents/ Case Report Forms which include preparation of research data for analysis, and preparation of reports for the PI and other Investigators. This may involve the extraction and compilation of data from a variety of sources.
Maintain effective communication with collaborators.
Responsible for updating study staff on progress of study by organizing and attending on-going meetings, and other meetings necessary in order to establish priorities, coordinate activities and resolve clinical, administrative or research issues.
Responsible to prepare progress reports to relevant parties (eg, sponsors, donors)
General Administrative Oversight
Oversee preparation of hospital and university forms as needed and monitor their progress to make certain that desired end result is achieved. i.e. LVO’s, PO’s etc.
Edit all study correspondence of staff for accuracy
Oversee inventory of supplies and equipment needed for study protocols.
Perform other miscellaneous tasks as needed.

Demonstrated proficiency in the oversight of clinical research activities with a minimum of 3 years’ experience overseeing pediatric trials, with extensive knowledge of all aspects of execution
Ph.D. in relevant field and experience in psychiatric laboratory or comparable training preferred
Demonstrated proficiency in understanding and knowledge of pediatric psychiatric disorders, including OCD, and other related behavioral disorders; including the diagnostic symptom profile & evidence-based treatment options
Experience and proficiency in mindfulness based interventions
Documented experience and ability to supervise and evaluate others
Ability to initiate work independently
Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally and effectively with a variety of individuals including faculty, students, staff, vendors, patients and university offices
Ability to prioritize group tasks, manage projects and personnel
Demonstrated ability in performance-assessment and problem solving on study, personnel and administrative issues
Demonstrated ability to translate and implement the requirements of regulatory agencies
Demonstrated ability to summarize and interpret testing results and scientific data

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.