This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/18/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UCSD Health Services Research Center (HSRC), a non-profit research organization within the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, provides research services to academia, health services organizations, county governments, and corporations worldwide. The center's mission is to support research focused on understanding how clinical and treatment services affect health outcomes.
The center brings together experts in the fields of health outcomes, program evaluation, quality of life measurement, and medical research informatics, providing the infrastructure for clinical and academic research and program and performance evaluation studies. HSRC's research team specializes in the measurement, collection and analysis of health outcomes data to help improve health care delivery systems and, ultimately, to improve people's quality of life and well-being.
Measurement instruments developed by HSRC researchers have been invaluable in providing clinical investigators valid, reliable and meaningful tools to study a wide range of areas including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, cataracts, mental health diagnoses, including schizophrenia, and physical and mental health integration. HSRC employs cutting edge technologies for gathering and analyzing research data, from Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing (CATI) systems for large scale, real-time telephone interview data capture, to the Health Outcomes Management System (HOMS), a high powered data collection, analysis, and reporting system with a wide array of applications for projects in medical research and beyond.
Under supervision, incumbent will perform a variety of tasks, including those related to the collection and processing of research data from the state-wide California Department of Public Health-funded American Indian Tobacco Initiative Evaluation project. Incumbent will transcribe qualitative data, assist with qualitative analysis and coding, and manage survey data collected from this new Tribal community focused initiative. Participates in community education activities, including sharing results with and soliciting feedback from the Initiative's project grantees. Performs literature searches, creates summaries and data/report quality assurance tasks, assists in the generation of reports, and performs maintenance of research related documentation.
Assists in the preparation and fielding of paper- and web-based surveys and interview protocols, and performs routine clerical tasks in support of multiple research areas, as required, including filing, copying, pick-up and delivery, etc. Project focus could be in any of the following areas including; public health, evaluation, and tobacco control.
Graduation from high school or a GED and currently enrolled in a graduate program.
Accurate data entry and double data entry skills.
Familiarity with the preparation and fielding of large, paper-based behavioral health (and other outcomes) study surveys.
Experience conducting research telephone interviews and mental health assessments, following research study protocols.
Proven skill performing data and report quality assurance tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to search out, read/understand and summarize complex research literature.
Ability to effectively organize research and other office materials.
Demonstrates a professional demeanor, and the ability to work effectively with all research staff and interns.
Knowledge of American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American culture and history.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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