The UC Davis, TCAN Lab is seeking research associates for several new grant-funded projects.
Using prior knowledge of mental health conditions and previous training in diagnostic assessments to complete phone evaluations with potential research participants and family members. Phone evaluations will examine mental health concerns and other psychosocial factors in order to determine if individual may be eligible for research.
Conducting in-person ratings of symptomatology for research purposes using structured interviews and under the supervision of faculty member.
Using knowledge of mental health conditions and available treatment options to provide referrals to consumers who are not eligible for research study.
Consenting individuals to research study
Coordinating the scheduling of research appointments with other junior specialists on the project and track completion of all research appointments for the study.
Assigning appropriate tasks and provide mentorship to research assistants and volunteers
Attending weekly meetings with clinic staff, track consensus diagnosis and reconcile research data with ongoing clinical developments
Coordinating advertising and recruitment of study participants using multiple methods (e.g., paper flyering, electronic postings).
Ensuring an adequate supply of study materials (e.g., blood tubes, latex gloves, etc.)
Conducting behavioral assessments with research participants including computerized and paper-and-pencil tests of multiple aspects of cognitive functioning.
Conducting MRI scan sessions with all participants
Maintaining databases of all study data, including demographic, symptom, and cognitive data.
Maintaining organized records for all participants in locked filing cabinets
Using knowledge of computer programming to perform data analysis of collected MRI and behavioral data
IRB Protocol Maintenance
Maintaining HIPAA and Consent documents for IRB, including adhering to required privacy laws
Maintaining accurate enrollment counts
Calculating quarterly enrollment counts for submission to funding sources
Participating in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help incumbents develop their career goals.
Participating in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and/or review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.
Providing mentorship to undergraduate research assistants
Participating in and help organize a variety of community outreach activities at the Imaging Research Center
Ensuring lab volunteers are trained on appropriate lab procedures
Assisting with daily lab maintenance
Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience, computer science or a related field
Experience collecting and organizing data
Scheduling and/or calendaring experience
Previous experience working with adolescents and young adults with psychiatric disorders a plus
Fluency in Spanish (oral & written) a plus
Previous experience collecting and/or analyzing MRI data a plus
Computer programming experience (e.g. R, python, Matlab, Unix shell) a plus
Full-time, one year with an additional year available based on performance and needs of the research project