Staff Researcher - Hybrid - 127372

Hiring By - Biostaffic


San Diego, California - United States

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Posted 4 months ago
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#127372 Staff Researcher - Hybrid
Extended Deadline: Thu 3/7/2024
UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.
This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/22/2024. 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 Greenwich Drive in San Diego and remote.
This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
Kick It California (KIC, formerly known as CSH, the California Smokers' Helpline) is part of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center. KIC conducts research as well as provides free cessation related counseling service. KIC was the first statewide telephone-counseling service for smoking cessation in the U.S. that was based on experimentally-proven protocol (established in 1992). Cessation service is now provided using telephone and internet-based protocols. The phone counseling service is provided in six languages--English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, and Vietnamese. KIC conducts high-caliber intervention research as well as population studies. KIC is funded to conduct multiple survey and evaluation projects throughout the state, including the evaluation of California's TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) program. KIC currently has grants and contracts in excess of $10 million annually.
Under supervision of the Survey Research Supervisor 1, the Staff Researcher 2 will be primarily responsible for assisting with research study planning, design, and question development; interacting and coordinating with school site staff and officials; coordinating research study implementation and data collection; monitoring and improving response rates; collecting and analyzing qualitative data; assisting in preparation of reports and deliverables; and conducting literature reviews. Areas of assignment may include one or more of the following: 1) local and statewide student surveys (e.g., Mapping Youth Health Behavior Survey, MYHB), 2) Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program evaluation, 3) agency-specific evaluation projects, and/or other special projects.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing data collection procedures and in contributing to protocols.
  • Excellent computer skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Ability to learn new software applications quickly.
  • Versatile team player. Ability to self-start and achieve results with minimal direction.
  • Ability to adapt to new projects and dependably handle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing skills, including ability to write protocols, technical documentation, and reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, including ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and sensitively (over the phone, Zoom, emails, etc.).
  • Strong research skills. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience and training in the facilitation of surveys.
  • Knowledge of the field of research related to tobacco use and prevention.
  • Experience in conducting literature reviews.
  • Knowledge of survey instrument development.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation and/or school-based prevention programs.
  • Experience using qualitative and/or statistical software applications.
  • Experience working in a research setting using protocols involving human subjects including knowledge of UCSD HRPP policies and procedures.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Pay Transparency Act
Annual Full Pay Range: $56,700 - $97,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $27.16 - $46.70
Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.
UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!
Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.
To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit
UC San Diego Health Is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All Qualified Applicants Will Receive Consideration For Employment Without Regard To Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability, Age, Protected Veteran Status, Gender Identity Or Sexual Orientation. For The Complete University Of California Nondiscrimination And Affirmative Action Policy See
UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit
UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • San Diego, California - United States

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
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UC San Diego Health and Health Sciences has been caring for the community and producing physicians for more than 50 years. In 1966, we established our first medical center. Two years later, in 1968, UC San Diego School of Medicine opened for business. Today, UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region and is widely recognized as one of the premier healthcare systems in the United States. Its clinical facilities include: • UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest • UC San Diego Medical Center – East Campus • Jacobs Medical Center – La Jolla • Moores Cancer Center (The only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the region.) • Shiley Eye Center • Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (San Diego’s first comprehensive cardiovascular center) • Numerous primary and specialty practices of UC San Diego Medical Group located throughout Southern California. The UC San Diego School of Medicine is the region’s only medical school recognized among the best in the nation and in the world, in both research and in primary care. In addition to graduating thousands of world-class physicians, the faculty and staff of UC San Diego School of Medicine provides medical care to those in need, as well as programs or services that promote health and healing in response to identified community needs. Learn more about the School of Medicine at and how we translate new discoveries from our laboratories to our patients at In addition, we are home to Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. The mission of UC San Diego Health is to deliver outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. UC San Diego Health's vision is to create a healthier world – one life at a time – through new science, new medicine and new cures.
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