Staff Research Associate


The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is seeking
to hire a full-time Staff Research Associate to join the Integrated Substance
Abuse Program (ISAP). You will assist the project team on the multiple
components of the Statewide Evaluation Projects. This work aims to expand and
improve the delivery of substance use disorder treatment, particularly for
underserve populations and patient eligible for Medi-Cal coverage. Primary duties
  • Development of online surveys for various provider disciplines
  • Development of interview guides
  • Scheduling interviews/focus groups
  • Track and locate targeted participants for data collection
  • Preparing reports
  • Other duties as assigned
Bachelor Degree (preferred)
Knowledge of substance use disorder (SUD)
treatment (e.g. experience as an SUD client, counselor, researcher, etc.)
Experience in data collection with similar populations
Familiarity with Qualtrics or Survey Monkey,
or similar survey platform
Ability to maintain confidentiality of evaluation
participants interviewed
Organizational skills with strong attention
to detail to maintain records and coordinate other tasks
Proficiency with personal computers and relevant
software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly
and effectively, verbally, and in writing, with participants, staff, and
Comfort questioning participants about
sensitive behavioral issues, including drug use and criminal behavior, and
frequency of high-risk sex behaviors
Familiarity with Atlas.ti and Filemaker Pro (preferred)
Experience conducting statistical analysis (preferred)
Familiarity with UCLA reimbursement and
travel procedures (preferred)
Ability to occasionally work evenings and
Ability to travel (able to fly, rent and
drive a car, stay overnight when needed)
Skill in simple mathematics
Ability to work productively from home temporarily
while University COVID-19 guidance

Please note: When University COVID-19
guidance allows, reporting to work to our Santa Monica Blvd office and
following safety procedures (which may include but are not limited to wearing a
mask, social distancing, and temperature checks) are required
UCLA 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, or protected Veteran status.