Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/13/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/21/18. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of biology, medicine, and quantitative sciences. Biomedical Informatics researchers develop new methods to integrate and analyze vast amounts of data generated in the laboratory, clinical and translational research, clinical encounters, and population studies.
The goals of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) are to (1) promote excellence in biomedical informatics research, (2) collaborate with biomedical researchers in developing new quantitative methods that enable the formulation and testing of original hypotheses, (3) train the next generation of biomedical informatics specialists, and (4) interface with engineering, mathematics, information and computer science communities, serving as a hub for quantitative scientists focused on biomedical research.
This department leads multiple federally and non-profit funded biomedical research projects, which are focused on the integration, analysis, and sharing of biomedical and health care data for the scientific community, as well as patient-centered research. In addition, the department runs a complex computational infrastructure that allows access and analysis of these data in a privacy-preserving manner.
The incumbent will recruit and assist with recruiting study participants for DBMI research studies. Administer standardized computerized questionnaires to research subjects. Appropriately respond to questions from study participants, and obtain informed consent for research participation. Administer bio-specimen collection, including blood and/or saliva collection, and label, store, transport and/or send bio-specimens to lab.
Manage data and prepare and maintain research participant files. Provide reports, as needed. Assist with equipment maintenance and ordering supplies, as needed. Perform quality control on patient files.
Theoretical knowledge or a Bachelor's Degree in a life science or related discipline; or equivalent education and experience.
A current California Phlebotomy License or equivalent.
Demonstrated familiarity with medical terminology.
Demonstrated experience working in a research and/or clinical research setting.
Demonstrated experience with electronic data management, including spreadsheets.
Familiarity with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to ensure confidentiality, privacy and security of patient information.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with study participants, researchers and non-researchers.
Demonstrated skill in writing concise and understandable documentation of procedures.
Ability to work with online calendars, databases and tracking tools, both on a desktop computer and tablet.
Ability to work professionally and as part of a team, keeping track of any ongoing or new problems or requests.
Solid ability to interact effectively with individuals across the range of ethnicity, cultures, socioeconomic conditions, academic and professional backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, and other personal factors, both inside and outside the organization.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Must have a valid CA driver's license and acceptable driving record.
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