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 8 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: Madison Schmidt
We may have full-time SRA positions available in the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Human Studies research team. Contact Dr. Congdon at email@example.com to inquire about open positions.
The Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) offers Graduate Student Research (GSR) positions to graduate students in the Psychology Department to support a number of responsibilities within the DGC.
Depending on background and interests, responsibilities include:
We offer GSR positions ranging from 25%-100% effort depending on your year and PI approval. Unless you have a fellowship that covers tuition & fees, a minimum of 25% is required per quarter.
DGC GSRs are offered throughout the year with the following restrictions:
If you are interested in a DGC GSR position, please send the following information to Dr. Eliza Congdon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest!
Please contact Dr. Eliza Congdon at email@example.com for inquiries about postdoctoral fellowships with the DGC
We are currently looking for an Administrative Assistant for our treatment program, apply at:https://www.uclahealthcareers.org/job/10398385/administrative-assistant-iii-psychiatry-los-angeles-ca/
We have the current position available for a Programmer Analyst:
Work Study position descriptions are available through myUCLA. Note that the hiring period for a current academic year ends at the end of January. New work study positions will be available starting in Summer.