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Research Associate I (Grant-Funded) - Heart Institute

San Diego, California
Job ID 12702 Date posted 09/20/2023 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department Admin Services

This is a casual, grant funded position with a potential end date of of June 2026. There is a potential for grant funding to extend beyond June 2026 but this is not guaranteed.

This position will support Heart Institute Research initiatives, with a focus on the pediatric cardio-oncology research program(


Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator/Research Coordinator, position provides a variety of functions in support of the Research practices in the department/area. This includes, but is not limited to, working on problems of basic scope where analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors within defined parameters, determining appropriate action to carry out defined protocols and managing data for projects, grants and/or funding source.


Bachelor's Degree in position related discipline or commensurate years of experience in Research methodology

General understanding of computer software and hardware and familiarity with PC and/or MacIntosh platforms

Word, Excel and data entry (Access, FoxPro, FileMaker)

Proficient in internet use and able to conduct literature searches using search engines such as Psych Info and Pub Med


1 year of experience

The Research Associate will perform informed consents and coordination of study procedures. Interpersonal skills will be critical as the Research Associate will interface regularly with patients and staff in the context of these activities.

Strong Organizational skills will also be important to engage in these tasks. Spanish language proficiency, while not required, would be beneficial.Comfort and experience with computers and computer software programs will be important. Multiple software programs will be utilized for data storage, transfer, and analysis, and the Research Associate will have to navigate them.

The Research Associate will also be trained to assist with cardiovascular image post-processing and analysis using software analysis programs.Familiarity and/or experience with data collection, database management/quality assurance, and the use of clinical research software tools such as REDCap will also be needed.

Familiar with SPSS, SAS or equivalent analysis software

Depending on study population, bilingual may be required

The expected hiring range for this position is $23.10 to $27.00

Rady Children’s Hospital is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable. We demonstrate this commitment by conducting regular market reviews to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, healthcare sector. The range listed above does not represent the full salary range for the position but is the expected hiring range for qualified candidates. Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, licensure, unique skillsets, organizational need, and internal equity.


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