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INTERESTED IN GAINING EXPERIENCE WITH SPANISH/ENGLISH WEB-BASED RESEARCH?

The University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital Latino Mental Health Research Program
is seeking student research assistants

INVESTIGATORS: Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D., Yan Leykin, Ph.D.
STIPEND: $6000 stipend for the year ($500 per month) will be paid to all selected volunteers.
START DATE: July 1, 2009 (preferable)                                               END DATE: June 30, 2010

REQUIRED:

  1. Research assistants must be willing and able to commit 12+ scheduled hours per week. These include a mandatory weekly team meeting, currently scheduled on Thursday afternoons, 3:00-5:00 p.m at San Francisco General Hospital (1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco). The location, day, and time of other shifts are flexible.
  2. Excellent verbal and written command of both English and Spanish.                                                                 Bilingual (Spanish/English) and bicultural individuals strongly encouraged to apply.
  3. Knowledge of simple statistics, some experience with statistical (SPSS) and spreadsheet (Excel) programs.
  4. Good attendance, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Professional attention to detail including ability to process and organize numerical data is essential. 
  5. Experience with Web development, including personal Websites, is highly desirable. 
  6. A strong desire to assist in reducing health disparities globally, combining psychology and technology (e.g., evidence-based Internet interventions).
  7. Willingness to become a member of the Latino Research Team and to acquire new skills and knowledge.


AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

  1. Smoking Cessation Web Study (1 position)
  2. Assist in managing Spanish- and English-language participants via the Web.
  3. Assist with testing new site features and functionality in Spanish/English for a worldwide clinical trial.         (Over 52,000 participants from 170 countries have become official participants of earlier trials.}
  4. Respond to email queries in English/Spanish. Generate data tables and reports from the study.
  1. Depression Prevention Course (1 position)
  2. Assist in constructing and testing the functionality of a Spanish/English Internet intervention designed to help people worldwide prevent depression by learning to manage their mood using cognitive-behavioral methods.
  3. Assist with usability testing with patients at SFGH
  4. Respond to email queries in English/Spanish.
  5. Generate data tables and reports from the study
  1. Depression Management Course (1 position)
  2. Assist in constructing and testing the functionality of a Spanish/English Internet intervention designed to help people worldwide manage their existing depression by using cognitive-behavioral methods.
  3. Assist with usability testing with patients at SFGH
  4. Respond to email queries in English/Spanish.
  5. Generate data tables and reports from the study


Please submit your resume and cover letter to Veronica Pitbladdo (veronica.pitbladdo@ucsf.edu)
DEADLINE: May 29, 2009
For any questions or for more information, please contact Veronica Pitbladdo (veronica.pitbladdo@ucsf.edu)

A project of the Latino Mental Health Research Program, UCSF Department of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital.

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