Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/ Global Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Variable

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#112780 Interviewer/Project Support

Extended Deadline: Thu 12/2/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/18/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the supervision of primary investigators (PIs), the Interviewer/Project Support will provide support for several multisite research projects (R01 La Frontera and substudies derived from it focusing on risks for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) among drug users in San Diego and Tijuana.

Duties include:

1) Recruitment and interviewing. Contact potential participants to solicit their interest in participating in the study, determine eligibility for studies in accordance with study protocols, explain studies to eligible participants and obtain informed consent, administer qualitative interviews and quantitative study questionnaires, and write field note summaries. Ensure completeness and integrity of data collection (audio recordings and questionnaires) during and after each interview and that confidentiality is strictly maintained. Provide participant referrals for medical and social services.

2) Project Administrative Support. Set up interview appointments, and participate in study meetings by phone or video conference.


  • Must have a valid passport for travel to Tijuana, Mexico as needed.

  • Theoretical knowledge as typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree in public health, psychology or similar field.

  • Ability to work one-on-one comfortably and respectfully with active drug users.

  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles and practices.

  • Experience conducting work in collaboration with community-based organizations.

  • Ability to comply with confidentiality and human subjects requirements in the context of medical/public health research.

  • Ability to work effectively and productively as part of an academic research team.

  • Strives at all times to present a positive attitude and pleasant, professional demeanor.

  • Experience recruiting, following up and interviewing active drug users.


  • Bilingual skills fluently in Spanish/English verbally and written.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical. 
  • Must have a valid CA driver's license and acceptable driving record. Must have access to reliable transportation to travel throughout San Diego County and Tijuana, Mexico as needed.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to various locations in San Diego County and Tijuana, Mexico to recruit, follow up and interview potential participants every six months.
  • Must be willing to interact with active drug users, sex workers and their clients, including those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Occasional evenings and weekends will be required.

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

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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