Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Global Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F

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#112090 Research Project Manager

Filing Deadline: Tue 11/2/2021

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The Division of Global Public Health and Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) aims to conduct high-caliber research on health-related issues and service utilization facing populations in international settings, U.S. minorities and migrants to the U.S. Within the Division, the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) focuses on conducting innovative global public health research, medical and academic training, and development and evaluation of evidence-based policies and practices to reduce gender inequities and gender-based violence and their negative impact on health and wellbeing. This position provides project management support for GEH and its principal investigators.

This position will serve as Research Project Manager for multiple research studies focused on gender-based violence, social norms and networks, and other gender inequities as they relate to maternal/child health and reproductive/sexual health. The majority of this work is currently set in East and West Africa, but the position is located in San Diego. The incumbent will maintain ongoing direct communication with PI(s), co-investigators, multi-country research partners, and donors to ensure adherence to research protocols, quality of data, and coordination and communication between partners. They will participate as a contributor to grant writing and development, data-collection tool development, data collector training, monitoring & evaluation, data management and analyses, manuscript development, and study protocol development and planning.

They will perform intermediate to advanced statistical analysis. They will be responsible for monitoring study deliverables and study implementation. It is expected that the incumbent will author and co-author manuscripts, as well as develop and present presentations at scientific conferences with international partners. They will supervise UCSD-based research staff working on their assigned research projects, including UCSD staff in junior positions, doctoral students, interns and student fellows. This position will require international travel, independently and with PI(s), for conferences and to visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Advanced knowledge of Public Health research or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education with the ability to make advanced contributions to research projects at a conceptual level.

  • Thorough knowledge of data collection activities, research studies, data collection procedures and protocols.

  • Experience working with research partners in low or middle-income countries.

  • Experience of supervision of staff or students.

  • Prior field experience in implementing large-scale survey research.

  • Knowledge associated with monitoring staffing levels, recruitment and training procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience monitoring study budgets and deliverables.

  • Experience in managing research projects and teams, and in making original contributions.

  • Experience or similar skills in design and implementation of data collection, design and pretesting of data collection tools, and coordination of complex study methodologies.

  • Experience with grant coordination, management, and submission to federal, state or private funding organizations.

  • Knowledge and experience developing and submitting protocols to human subjects and Institutional Review Boards.

  • Experience researching, gathering, organizing information to produce reports, correspondence, graphs, and spreadsheets to generate, track, and analyze required data.

  • Ability to research information via formal and informal literature reviews and analyze data from multi-media sources to arrive at valid conclusions.

  • Demonstrated experience or similar skills with grant writing and development.

  • Proven experience in conducting moderate to complex quantitative and qualitative data analyses.

  • Proven experience or similar skills in writing, proofreading, editing publications for scientific journals.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels of the organization and cross-cultures, work effectively as a member of a research team; and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff of all levels, funders, and community partners.

  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.


  • Masters in Public Health or related graduate degree and three (3) years of research coordination/management experience.
  • Strong working proficiency (oral, written, translation) in French and/or Spanish.
  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must have a current passport or be able to obtain within three (3) months of hire.
  • Must be able and willing to travel (domestic and international) and work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required.
  • Must be located in San Diego or be willing to relocate to San Diego after remote work safety measures for COVID-19 are lifted.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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