Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/ Infectious Diseases
Hiring Pay Scale
$67,192.09 - $100,000.00 /year
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#124858 Program Manager

Initial Review Date: Sat 9/23/2023

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.

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/29/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/08/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled.


The San Diego Center for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Research (SD CFAR) is one of 19 National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded academic centers providing administrative and shared research support to synergistically enhance and coordinate high-quality human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS research projects at academic institutions across the U.S. The SD CFAR supports multidisciplinary research to end the HIV epidemic and is recognized as a Tier 3 Center at the highest quality of research and funding. SD CFAR includes researchers at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, Scripps Research, and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. The HIV Institute (THI) is a University of California San Diego Center that encompasses all HIV/AIDS researchers and programs on campus.

Incumbent will administer the SD CFAR Developmental Core and International Core program components and operational requirements. The incumbent independently develops and manages communication plans as well as maintains and expands effective communication tools to engage faculty and administrators and encourage increased participation in SD CFAR and THI services and events, such as websites, applications, social media, symposia, seminars, grant writing support, etc.

Works under direction of the Administrative Director and/or Principal Investigator to establish objectives and programming. Incumbent must have a high degree of flexibility with the ability to work proactively, as part of a team, with initiative and creativity. Incumbent will independently perform the full range of responsibilities within the function; will possess broad job knowledge; and will analyze problems/issues of diverse scope and determine solutions relevant to SD CFAR and THI.

Administers all finance, human resources and facilities and other operational activities for small to mid-sized academic or research program. Administers major program components, and some or all of the program's operational requirements for SD CFAR and THI. Develops and organizes conferences and other public forums. In conjunction with leadership, the incumbent prepares grant submissions and reporting.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Advanced degree plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.

  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers. Strong ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty and staff.

  • Solid fundraising experience.

  • Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities. Ability to evaluate, organize, and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices.


  • Knowledge and experience coordinating multi-center international studies.
  • Knowledge of research procedures and protocols as well as CFAR NIH requirements as they relate to regulatory procedures.
  • Experience and knowledge of protocol development and IRB submission.
  • Knowledge of UCSD HIPAA regulations as they pertain to research.
  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research preferred.
  • Doctorate in related area and/or equivalent experience training preferred.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Fluent in English, or English and Spanish preferred.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $63,400 - $142,800 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $30.36 - $68.39

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).

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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