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Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Research Assistant
DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
LOCATION: University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
CONTACT: Matthew Norstad, UCSF Bioethics Program Manager
TELEPHONE: (415) 502-5249

The UCSF Bioethics Program is seeking a part-time research assistant to work on a new project to develop and pilot test an innovative approach to communicating aggregate research results to participants. The project is part of a four-year genomics study at UCSF called the Program in Prenatal and Pediatric Genomic Sequencing (P3EGS), which has enrolled over 700 socioeconomically diverse families. The pilot project will employ a collaborative, “human- centered design” approach to create a visually appealing packet of aggregate study results in Spanish and English. Direct collaboration with P3EGS participants and an artistic team specializing in “graphic medicine” will take place throughout the design process. Findings from this study will shed light on the acceptability and relevance of sharing multi-method genomics research results with participants, including demographics data, descriptive statistics, and ethnographic findings.

This project will be led by Sara Ackerman, PhD, MPH in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct interviews with research participants about their interest in learning about aggregate results
  • Gather feedback from multiple stakeholder groups about design prototypes
  • Conduct qualitative data analysis
  • Assist in production and dissemination of graphic medicine narrative
  • Co-lead project management and administration

Candidate must have:
Experience conducting patient interviews/qualitative analysis
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish

Welcomed qualifications:
Prior experience in human-centered design
Experience with genomic medicine-related research

Start and ending date are flexible.


Location: San Francisco, CA or remote, depending on COVID-19

Contact Information:

Matthew Norstad, UCSF Bioethics Program Manager

(415) 502-5249

To apply: Submit via UCSF’s job board, and search for job 57307BR

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