This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/07/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/16/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Rady Children's Hospital and remote.
UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
The Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) is a highly collegial research center focused on implementation science and community-driven research and evaluation. UCSD Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) facilitates faculty career success and growth through professional development activities, mentorship, and leadership training. The OFA develops effective, evidence-based programming and leads initiatives to enhance the success, recruitment, and retention of an engaged diverse and inclusive faculty.
Multiple, ongoing research and evaluation studies utilize mixed-method approaches to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for child welfare and behavioral health for children and adults within San Diego County. Our studies employ a community engagement and outreach approach consistent with Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methods used to integrate key constituencies in the development and implementation of comprehensive community engagement activities. Involving the community and collaborating with its members are cornerstones of efforts to improve public health, seek health equity, and address health disparities. Research and evaluation projects are specifically designed to be committed to principles of co-learning and health equity actions, with goals to equalize power between the academic institution and community participants.
OFA collects and analyzes faculty data to develop evidence-based effective programming and initiatives for faculty in the School of Medicine, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health, and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and faculty underrepresented in the biomedical workforce in the Summer Institute programs. Collectively, this data will be utilized to catalyze institutional transformation and inclusive excellence through recruitment and development of diverse faculty across UC San Diego, including the general campus and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, primary responsibility for the CASRC/OFA Senior Research & Evaluation Associate includes community outreach and coordination and conducting qualitative data collection and analysis within the local community and within the OFA programming for ongoing mixed-methods research and evaluation studies in the Department of Psychiatry. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator and programs' leadership, the incumbent will contribute to the design of qualitative interviews. The incumbent is expected to independently lead interviews and focus groups for multiple studies at CASRC and the OFA. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the qualitative data analyses resulting from the data collection and will assist the PI with dissemination of research findings, including report writing, feedback presentations, and manuscript development.
The incumbent will interact with diverse groups of stakeholders and will be an active member of the research team. Primary activities include facilitation of community engagement activities throughout San Diego County, including system policymakers and community-based organization leaders, providers, and consumers, qualitative data collection and analysis, manuscript writing, and other dissemination activities. Specific projects include the examination and expansion of the use of research evidence in child welfare services, engaging community members to improve behavioral health system programming and effectiveness, and evaluation of OFA programming.
The Senior Qualitative Research Associate uses advanced knowledge and skills of research methodology, psychology and public mental health services to make significant independent contributions to research. Successful candidates should have i
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