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

#116902 Project Manager - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Deadline: Mon 8/8/2022

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 06/21/22. 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 University Ave and remote.


The UCSD Health Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) was established to provide education, training and infrastructure for clinical research in the San Diego Region. ACTRI’s mission is to create an environment that advances health care through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients. ACTRI collaborates with regional hospital systems, universities and biomedical research organizations.

ACTRI Population Science core has launched a new Center focused on the translational research process and community health outcomes. The Center's mission is to advance innovative, community-informed, community-driven health research and capacity-building, particularly in the binational San Diego/Tijuana region. By cultivating longstanding partnerships with marginalized and underserved communities, government agencies and nonprofits, the Center's applied translational research practices are driven by the communities the Center serves.

As part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s newly budgeted California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM), ACTRI researchers will receive $3 million to create a precision, community-based program to address specific health problems related to adverse childhood experiences or ACEs, a term that describes potentially traumatic events that affect children, such as family violence, abuse or neglect. The overall goals of CIAPM project are to better understand how ACEs impact development and study a novel way of identifying early who may be at risk for ACEs-conferred health problems, in order to inform effective interventions.

The Project Manager (PM) is a highly experienced hands-on and collaborative leader who can facilitate and direct complex projects among diverse stakeholders such as health providers, researchers and community leaders and organizations. Under the direction of the Center Director, the PM has broad and independent responsibilities for planning and managing administrative and programmatic operations as well as fiscal oversight of the CIAPM initiative. The incumbent will track service requests from investigators, clinical sites, and community partners to ensure requested services are provided in a timely fashion. Will be responsible for preparing timelines, benchmarks, financial resources, Gantt charts or other tools to assure timely and efficient completion of projects. Will provide assistance with project implementation and analyses, budgets, establish subcontracts and affiliation agreements, and provide human resource support as it relates to staff recruitment, promotion, and grant-management. The incumbent will work with the CIAPM team on process improvements across the clinical research lifecycle.

PM will assist team with project planning, statements of work, project deliverables, and "lessons learned" documentation. Provide project-specific administration in accordance with University policy for travel, purchasing, and other internal tasks. Support programmatic and infrastructure activities. Serve as point of contact for collaborating community, clinic and institutional partners.


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

  • Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Strong analytical / problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.

  • Strong policy analysis techniques.

  • Ability to design and conduct rigorous evaluation and community assessments with low-income communities to gain insight into best ways to effectively promote nutrition, physical activity and food security.

  • Excellent project management skills, including proven experience planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating projects. Research experience working with qualitative and quantitative methods to assess stakeholder needs, program development, and evaluation. Ability to synthesize large amounts of data for both technical and more general audiences.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers. Prior experience leading and motivating units, leaders and staff to achieve objectives with the ability to plan and organize projects involving multiple steps and participants.

  • Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Experiences with resource allocation, fiscal, personnel, and management of grants/gifts and contracts.

  • Professional research or analytical experience (working with the private and public sector implementing health initiatives and expertise in physical activity).


  • Advanced degree in related area (e.g., public health, health science) and/or equivalent academic background and experience in community engagement, health equity, and health disparities.
  • Five (5+) or more years of relevant experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

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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