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$23.95 - $35.92 / Hour
East Campus
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#121083 Research Program Coordinator - Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Fri 2/3/2023

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 01/25/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/03/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work a hybrid or remote schedule.


The Department of Radiation Medicine & Applied Sciences (RMAS) has a strong commitment to research in a wide variety of disciplines including health outcomes and equity, health services, basic science, radiobiology, imaging, technology development and implementation, clinical trials, education, and systems engineering and design. RMAS researchers are funded by multiple societies and organizations including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Department of Defense (DOD), American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

The Center for Health Equity Education & Research (CHEER), within RMAS, is an interdisciplinary group of scientists, clinicians, and community partners that aims to achieve optimal health outcomes for all individuals diagnosed with cancer by working to eliminate disparities among underserved and underrepresented communities. The mission of CHEER is to facilitate transformative research focused on health equity and to foster an educational environment aimed at improving health equity among under-represented and under-served populations. Key to fulfilling the CHEER mission is building strong partnerships throughout the community, working to support cancer health equity initiatives, advance health equity efforts within our region and nation, and enable our mentees, students, fellows, and faculty to advance health equity through their work.

Under general supervision of the CHEER Co-Directors, the Research Program Coordinator will assist with research proposals and studies investigating social determinants of health, health disparities, health care access, and health outcomes among individuals diagnosed with cancer or other health conditions. Develops, implements and oversees research proposals, awards, and transactions related to contract and grant management. Maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional and research sponsor policies. Prepares technical reports and meets quality standards and deliverables during all phases of the research project life cycle from research application development to project closeout. Communicates and manages interactions across a wide variety of stakeholders, from patients to healthcare system and community organization administrators. Understands and manages interactions between research and clinical environments, project implementation, and achievement of research goals. Other duties as assigned.


  • Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.

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

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

  • Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

  • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.

  • Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

  • Grant-writing experience.

  • Knowledgeable about the grant funding processes, sources, policies and guidelines of National Institute of Health (NIH), Veterans Administration (VA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

  • Knowledge of IRB applications and modification requirements, as well as HIPAA regulations and related compliance & policies.

  • Experience working in a scientific research environment.


  • Bilingual in English and Spanish


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $43,900 - $91,900 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, 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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