Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE / Infectious Diseases
Hiring Pay Scale
$25.75 - $30.72 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#129088 Interviewer/Project Support

Filing Deadline: Wed 4/17/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/05/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/17/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical mission 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.

Under the supervision of primary investigator (PI), the incumbent will provide support for several multisite research projects (R01) La Frontera and sub studies 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.

Other duties assigned 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 working 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 exercise judgment about the appropriateness of responses to ensure survey protocols.

  • Experience working independently and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • 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.


  • Must be willing to interact with active drug users, sex workers and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) populations.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation. Must be willing to travel to various locations in San Diego County to recruit, follow up and interview potential participants every six months.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends will be required.

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

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $53,766 - $64,143 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $25.75 - $30.72

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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