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Specialist- LRKK2 Feasibility Project

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 25th, 2018

Last review date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


If you are bilingual in Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin) and English, seeking a position and career that interacts with the public, researchers, and health care professionals; and requires excellent people, computer, and organization skills, this opportunity may be of interest to you. We offer a positive environment with dedicated colleagues in the Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Center in the Department of Neurology at UCSF.

This candidate will be integral in implementing the LRKK2 Feasibility Project, which aims to learn about involvement in medical research for Parkinson’s disease (PD) and interest in screening for genetic risk factors for PD in people of Asian ancestry in the SF Bay Area.

We are seeking a candidate who enjoys greeting and assisting people, in person, on the phone, and via email. You value professionalism, excellent service, integrity, compassion, teamwork, and have a positive attitude. You have excellent people and computer skills, are accurate and detail oriented, have excellent communication and writing skills, and have good references.

Why People of Asian ancestry in the San Francisco Bay Area?
The San Francisco Bay area provides an ideal location for this project. About 25% of the 7 million residents in the San Francisco Bay area have Asian ancestry. In the city of SF alone, about 35% of the population are Asian Americans.

We are firmly committed to identifying causes and treatments for Parkinson’s disease. If you enjoy working with people and assisting in the conduct of clinical research. . . if you believe in giving back to the Asian community. . . if helping others makes you happy. . . come join us in making a difference together!

Summary: Responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of the LRRK2 Feasibility Study.

Essential Functions:
• Promotes the LRRK2 Feasibility pilot project in the community; conducts outreach to potential participants by coordinating and conducting community meetings to introduce the program.
• Develops a Human Subjects Protocol and study questionnaire to be administered to participants.
• Coordinates and conducts enrollment meetings; presents the program and assists participants with completing study questionnaires; and provides follow-up as needed.
• Responsible for collecting information on the attitudes and beliefs of study population using multiple methods and platforms.
• Identifies the appropriate community organizations relevant to the project.
• Monitors service quality and program effectiveness; ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and policies.
• Inputs participants’ data to preferred databases.
• Analyzes program data, generates quarterly progress reports, and other materials for sponsor; submits internal monthly reports.
• Designs and develops program promotional materials and activity schedules.
• Participates in staff meetings and other meetings as required.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• Education and experience:

  • Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree)
  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience in the relevant specialization
  • Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization
  • Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a PhD (or equivalent degree or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.

• Must possess strong self-motivation and ability to work with elderly people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Demonstrated initiative and follow-through.
• Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
• Good public speaking skills.
• Willing to travel to various UCSF campuses, physician offices, and field facilities throughout the SF Bay Area
• Must be able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and awareness.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the internet.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in working in a clinical research or healthcare setting strongly preferred.
• Bilingual and bi-literate in English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin).
• Familiarity with data management, biostatistics, and/or neuroscience.
• Experience with electronic medical records.
• Experience with regulatory submissions.
• Fluency in spoken and written Korean and/or Japanese and/or Vietnamese.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)