The Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) is a campus-wide initiative aimed at cutting the burden of depression in half by 2050. With sponsorship from UCLA, we are conducting a series of studies which will enable us to 1) identify the genetic, biological, cognitive, social and environmental factors associated with depression and 2) implement an innovative and comprehensive treatment strategy. Some of these studies will contribute to an unprecedented 100,000 person genetics study.
We are recruiting members to join our team for the following positions.
We are recruiting undergraduate volunteers to assist in conducting ongoing research studies for the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC). The DGC is a campus-wide initiative aimed at cutting the burden of depression in half by 2050. Focusing on the use of mobile health technology, we are conducting several demonstration projects to understand the genetic, biological, cognitive, social and environmental factors associated with depression. In gaining a more precise understanding of the factors associated with depression, these preliminary studies will enable us to implement an innovative, personalized, and comprehensive treatment strategy, and ultimately will contribute to an unprecedented genetic study of 100,000 people with depression.
For a comprehensive list of current DGC studies, please visit our Studies Landing Page.
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The primary role of undergraduate research assistants (RAs) is:
Applicants must be exceptionally detail oriented, have excellent phone etiquette, be comfortable in working with a psychiatric patient population, and be able to follow instructions precisely and work independently.
All RAs will need to complete official volunteer paperwork and training through the UCLA Health Systems. RAs in our lab may earn SRP course credit after completing one quarter and demonstrating sufficient work ethic and skill.
Hours per week: A minimum of 6 hours per week.
Number of Positions Available: 5.Contact info:
We are accepting applications on a continuous basis. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to all the lab managers listed below in one email:Name: Nora Barnes-Horowitz
We have several full-time SRA positions available and are looking for new members to join our team in support of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Human Studies. Apply through the UCLA Health Job Posting website here and search for the following Job IDs or click on the Job IDs:
Please contact Dr. Eliza Congdon at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries about postdoctoral fellowships with the DGC
The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge is looking for a candidate to design and manage cutting-edge information technology infrastructure for large-scale depression research program including frontend, backend, database, web, and mobile systems. Central to our research initiative is the development of behavioral health tracking for screening, monitoring and tracking treatment interventions in depression. The candidate will be responsible for the design, development, and management of scalable data quality analytics tools for distributed mobile application deployments and manage user data provisioning for research groups. The ideal candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team and collaborate with clinical research teams to meet requirements of an evolving research program.
Mobile Backend Developer Responsibilities:
We are looking for someone who is productive and organized, able to work as part of a team with diverse research backgrounds, is results oriented and self-motivated to develop this critical aspect of our research program. Immediate start date preferred.
To learn more about the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, visit us here.
Apply: If interested, please send statement of interest and CV to Dr. Eliza Congdon at email@example.com, or apply through the UCLA Health Job Posting website here and search for Job ID H97418.
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