Job Description

Payroll Title:
School of Public Health
Hiring Pay Scale
$82,500 - $99,750 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

#130641 Research Program Manager- Remote

Filing Deadline: Thu 8/1/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 6/28/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 7/09/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health employees who apply by 7/02/2024 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.


The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at the University of California, San Diego. The goals of the institute include:1) Creating and promoting public health innovations to advance equity, justice, and wellbeing for all,2) Cultivating new generations of diverse public health professionals,3) Advancing scientific discovery, dissemination, and implementation, 4) Collaborating with diverse partners to develop community-led health solutions,

The Research Program Manager will possess a high degree of knowledge in public health, with recognized expertise in specific areas. The incumbent will oversee and manage departmental research projects and other initiatives that may include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources. They will problem-solve efforts that frequently requires the analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. The incumbent will function with a high degree of autonomy.

The incumbent will design, implement, evaluate, and manage transportation research studies. Manage project development, planning, and implementation of data collection and analytic methodologies (quantitative and qualitative), and monitoring and summarizing research findings. Design and refine survey tools and systems, as well as other study techniques and processes. Develop and maintain databases of relevant survey instruments; review and recommend resources needed to meet research goals; and coordinate and manage data collection and analysis. The incumbent will utilize continuous improvement methodologies to evaluate and ensure that plans and processes are informed by research findings, including those from surveys, interviews, and focus groups. The incumbent will design and oversee monitoring efforts to ensure that research projects are on track and within budget. They will serve as a major contributor to scientific writing, grant writing, and presentations at scientific conferences. They will provide training and work direction to lower-level staff and students, as needed.


  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Three (3) or more years of relevant experience.

  • High level of political acumen, diplomacy, professionalism, and integrity to act appropriately and with sensitivity in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Superior oral, written, presentation, and personal communication skills. Ability to clearly and concisely present ideas, concepts, and detailed technical information in a multidisciplinary setting, and to funding organizations and representatives as well as to those possessing minimal technical backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty in developing research plans and in writing and securing contracts, grants and/or other support from public and private funding sources for the social sciences.

  • Experience facilitating communications with PhD-level faculty and researchers across a broad range of disciplines and cultures. Ability to identify and promote research excellence of academics and programs.

  • Demonstrated experience administering programs, including budgeting, fiscal management, marketing, promotion, program revision, expansion and evaluation.

  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research preferred.

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

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

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

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

  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers.


  • Terminal degree in a related field preferred (PhD, JD, MD, etc).

  • Solid fundraising experience.

  • Five (5) + years of Program management experience preferred.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be able and willing to travel (domestic) and work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $85,400 - $156,800 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $40.90 - $75.10

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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