Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE / Global Public Health
Hiring Pay Scale
$22.00 - $33.00 / Hour
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#121753 Project Coordinator

Initial Review Date: Thu 3/23/2023

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 03/03/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/15/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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


Within the Department of Medicine at UCSD, the Center for Aids Research (CFAR) promotes scientific and clinical studies in HIV and fosters researchers using innovative strategies to advance our research priorities of preventing new infections, optimizing HIV care, and developing a cure while promoting health equity for people with and at risk for HIV. The overall objective of the San Diego CFAR is to have a meaningful impact on HIV research by fostering our local HIV researchers using innovative and efficient strategies.

We do so through the following activities:

-Basic research in the areas of molecular pathogenesis and immunopathogenesis.
-Utilization of insights from basic research to develop pre-clinical and clinical trials of therapies and vaccines.
-Furthering clinical research to address fundamental scientific and practical medical issues.
-Providing leadership and serving as a regional resource to coordinate, stimulate and cross-fertilize all of the above to foster synergism, economies of scale and novel and creative approaches.

As one of the five national IS hubs for the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative, the SD CFAR Implementation Science Hub provides technical assistance through coaching, group-based mentorship, training, and review to CFAR investigators, EHE awardees, health department officials, community stakeholders, and other HIV implementation science investigators.

Specific areas of expertise of our IS Hub:

-Application of IS frameworks (e.g., EPIS, RE-AIM, PRISM).
-Designing, adapting and implementing multi-site studies of complex, multi-level HIV interventions especially with paraprofessionals.
-Mixed-methods approaches to understand impacts of programs and policy reforms in HIV.

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of IS Hub activities related to providing ongoing consultation to 8 EHE projects assigned to our group. Activities include coordinating and developing materials for webinars and/or cross-hub coaching sessions on specialized topics; coordinating IS Hub coaching meetings with EHE project teams and internal coaches; coordinating our grant renewal application; developing evaluation materials and online programming, analysis and reporting of evaluation results; and coordination of other related tasks.

Under direct guidance of senior researcher, applies acquired skills and knowledge of applicable research discipline to support field research projects of small to medium size and intermediate scope and complexity, including but not limited to research in environmental, public health, social or biological science disciplines


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

  • Working theoretical knowledge of Public Health and/or Social and Behavioral sciences.

  • Experience writing for social-behavioral research including study progress reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, funder reports, grey literature, etc.

  • Experience with grant preparation.

  • Experience with observational data collection methods.

  • Extensive experience with online data collection programming such as Qualtrics.

  • Prior experience as research assistant or coordinator on social and/or behavioral science research studies.

  • Proficient research and analytical skills. Experience researching, gathering, organizing information to produce reports, correspondence, graphs, and spreadsheets to generate, track, and analyze the required data.

  • Demonstrates attention to detail and organizational skills. Experience with project or grant coordination, management, and submission experience.

  • Demonstrated communication skills with project team members. Ability to communicate ideas clearly and succinctly, with tact and diplomacy, both orally and in writing.

  • Extensive computer experience including expertise with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with remote research partners. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster a good working relationship with a wide variety of people, using tact, diplomacy, confidentiality, and flexibility.

  • Demonstrates ability to work in ambiguous conditions. Ability to be flexible to shifting project priorities and lab needs.

  • Working knowledge of research discipline, principles, concepts, analysis and / or operations being conducted at field / remote sites.

  • Working knowledge of safety, legal, cultural and regulatory requirements relative to field research responsibility. Basic familiarity with socio-behavioral research and human research subjects protections.


  • Experience in conducting comprehensive literature reviews utilizing multiple sources of media.
  • Working knowledge of local customs and operations at field / remote sites.
  • Eight (8) or more years of relevant experience preferred.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Ability to coordinate/participate in calls outside of normal working hours/multiple time zones, as needed.
  • Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule, outside of standard working hours including evenings and weekends when required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $43,900 - $91,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.02 - $44.01

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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