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#117353 Implementation Science Specialist & Project Mgr

Extended Deadline: Thu 8/11/2022

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 contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/20/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at ACTRI in La Jolla and remote.


The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), an organized research unit at UCSD, was established to provide education, training and infrastructure for clinical research in the San Diego area. It encompasses four hospital systems, two universities and four biomedical research organizations. It receives partial funding from a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH, National Center for Advancing Translational Science.

As part of the Clinical Research Strategic Initiatives (CRSI) unit, the Implementation Science Specialist & Project Manager will serve as the specialist for ACTRI's Dissemination and Implementation Science Center (DISC) focusing on dissemination and implementation science across UC San Diego Health Sciences. The incumbent will lead efforts, manage budget, and execute activities for the ACTRI DISC. Will help manage the DISC Internship Program and serve as central point person for DISC Interns. Provide support in both writing and development of multiple research proposals through the NIH. Integrates efforts with the broader Population Science Center, in conjunction with other unit project managers.

The Implementation Science Specialist & Project Manager will work closely with ACTRI DISC leadership team to coordinate all DISC-related activities such as training and mentoring, setting up workshops and other educational programs, coordinating consultation services, managing the consultation service request system, meetings, managing website and social media platforms, etc. Will collaborate with program faculty and leadership to develop DISC seminar and training content for each academic year.

Applies knowledge about curriculum, requirements and educational activities to manage professional health education programs. Leads and manages program operations, which may include teaching and learning activities, program curriculum, learner scheduling, maintaining databases, tracking learner compliance, and program accreditation.

As a project manager, the incumbent will provide project management support to ACTRI units and perform other programmatic and administrative duties as required for the successful operation of the ACTRI. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge of relevant policies and regulatory requirements. Solid knowledge of health professions education program requirements. Thorough knowledge of health professions education industry. Knowledge of implementation science research including institutes and agencies that fund implementation science research and capacity building initiatives.

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative analysis and operations research. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement processes and systems. Thorough knowledge of the administrative and operational implications in a program.

  • Experience and documented excellence in oral and written communications skills; includes active listening and critical thinking. Demonstrated excellence in social media and marketing, mass communications, and branding strategy.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Actively cooperates and supports the work of others. Ability to work productively with anyone regardless of background. Empathetic and aware of impact on others. Strong problem solving skills to assist learners and resolve issues. Supports the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice efforts for the ACTRI DISC.

  • Excellent organizational skills, analytical, and demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to complete work and meet established deadlines in an accurate and timely manner, and to manage short and competing deadlines. Excellent meeting minutes and documentation skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of data management, documentation methods used in investigating and presenting findings about the program. Skills include statistical analysis of data across databases and systems. Documented skills in summarizing data, presenting and visualizing data, and conducting presentations to large and small audiences (virtually and in-person).


  • Master's degree in related area.
  • Thorough knowledge of educational software and platforms. Demonstrated ability to analyze and seek solutions to enhance the user experience. Advanced knowledge of platforms for data collection for research and program evaluation including but not limited to REDCap, Qualtrics,, Sharepoint, etc. Advanced knowledge of database development.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Willing to work overtime as needed to meet deadlines.

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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