Job Description

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

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

#112933 Research Project Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Mon 11/29/2021

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/17/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/29/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and employs 486+ full-time salaried faculty members and 100+ academic appointees. Staff personnel include 600+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and volunteers. There are 250 clinical faculty practicing at multiple sites.

Responsibilities include supporting data-related activities (survey programming, data management/cleaning, descriptive and multivariable analyses) and coordinating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) policy center activities (liaising with public health/community stakeholders, coordinating data collection, analysis, and dissemination efforts). This position will further support the development of project deliverables (i.e. reports, manuscripts, social media posts, protocols, funding proposals) in coordination with the research team. This position requires strong attention to detail, knowledge of social behavioral research methods, and applied basic statistical analyses using SPSS or similar statistical software. This incumbent will also be responsible for assisting with monitoring the progress of project deliverables and study implementation. Regular professional communication with project teams and research partner organizations is expected. The incumbent will use research skills and apply organization policies and procedures to resolve a variety of simple to moderately complex issues.

Uses professional research concepts. Applies organization policies and procedures to resolve a variety of moderately complex issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Working theoretical knowledge of Public Health Social and Behavioral sciences with special interest/expertise in HIV, substance use, social stigma, and health equity in BIPOC and LGBTQAI+ populations.

  • Prior experience as a research assistant or coordinator on social and/or behavioral science research studies in the area of HIV, substance use, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and their allies (LGBTQAI+) health, or health (in)equity.

  • Working knowledge and experience with data collection activities.

  • Working knowledge of the design and implementation of data collection procedures and protocols.

  • Strong analytical skills required at this level.

  • Working knowledge and skills associated with report preparation.

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting comprehensive literature reviews utilizing multiple sources of media.

  • Strong field research experience collecting quantitative and/or qualitative data from human subjects and developing and maintaining protocols for Institutional Review Boards.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels of the organization and cross-cultures. Works effectively as a member of a research team and with community partners.

  • Extensive computer experience to include expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience using data analysis software applications such as SPSS, SAS, R, ATLAS.ti.

  • Demonstrated experience in writing, proofreading, editing, and submitting publications for scientific journals.

  • Experience writing for social-behavioral research including study progress reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, funder reports, grey literature, etc, and the ability to succinctly synthesize multiple sources of information for scientific and lay audiences.

  • Detail-oriented with experience monitoring data collection, checking incoming datasets for data quality issues, and developing and maintaining online data collection instruments (e.g., on platforms such as SurveyGizmo, Redcap, etc.)


  • Master's degree in psychology, public health, or a related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience working with LGBTQAI+ or Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) service agencies or population in the U.S.
  • Demonstrated grant coordination, management, and submission experience.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish or Russian.
  • Advanced degree (Master's/PhD) in psychology, public health, or related field.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able and willing to successfully coordinate data-related activities across multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends when required.
  • Willing to interact with sexual and gender minority communities, trauma- and HIV-affected communities, including persons who are criminal justice involved, actively using drugs, or engaged in sex work.
  • Willing to model and support the use of people-first and equity-focused language.

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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