Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Global Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#117070 Research Project Manager

Filing Deadline: Fri 7/8/2022

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The Division of Global Public Health and Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) aims to conduct high-caliber research on health-related issues and service utilization facing populations in international settings, U.S. minorities and migrants to the U.S. Within the Division, the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) focuses on conducting innovative global public health research, medical and academic training, and development and evaluation of evidence-based policies and practices to reduce gender inequities and gender-based violence and their negative impact on health and wellbeing. This position provides project management support for GEH and its principal investigators.

This position will serve as Research Project Manager for multiple research studies focused on gender-based violence, social norms and networks, and evaluations of violence prevention approaches. The majority of this work is currently set in the United States.

Under the supervision of the PI and co-investigators, the Research Project Manager will help manage the implementation of two research projects focused on sexual violence prevention, social norms and networks, and other gender inequities as they relate to gender-based violence in California. Both projects are being conducted in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, CALCASA, local rape crisis centers, and other local organizations across the state. The primary focus of both projects is to conduct rigorous evaluation of sexual violence prevention programs implemented by local rape crisis centers using a variety of data sources. The projects will involve collection and analysis of program participant data and social network data, as well as utilization of existing social media data and other public data sources.

This position will maintain ongoing collaboration and direct communication with PIs, co-investigators, state and local partners, and funders to ensure successful collaborations with partners, adherence to research protocols, and high quality of data. Incumbent will contribute to all parts of research implementation, including evaluation planning, study protocols and data-collection tool development, qualitative and quantitative data collection, data management and analyses, and scientific report and manuscript writing. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring project deliverables and study implementation, as well as contributing innovative, research-based ideas to improve research protocols. It is expected that the incumbent will author and co-author manuscripts, as well as develop and present presentations at scientific conferences with partners.

The incumbent will be expected to work independently, manage conflicting priorities, and be available for travel throughout the state for data collection. They will use public health research skills as a seasoned, experienced research professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organization policies and procedures, with a critical understanding of research methodology. The incumbent will be expected to demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. They will help supervise UCSD-based research staff working on their assigned research projects, including UCSD staff in junior positions, doctoral students, interns and student fellows. This position will require domestic travel, independently and with PI(s), for conferences and to visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination.


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

  • Strong theoretical knowledge in Public Health or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education with the ability to make advanced contributions to research projects at a conceptual level.

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating epidemiological or intervention studies.

  • Thorough knowledge of data collection activities, research studies, data collection procedures and protocols.

  • Strong project management skills and problem solving skills. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions.

  • Thorough knowledge and skills relating to the development of survey instrumentation.

  • Knowledge associated with monitoring staffing levels, recruitment and training procedures.

  • Thorough knowledge of budget planning process.

  • Experience or similar skills in writing, proofreading, editing publications for scientific journals.

  • Demonstrated experience or similar skills with grant writing and development.

  • Knowledge and experience developing and submitting protocols to human subjects and Institutional Review Boards.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels of the organization and cross-cultures, work effectively as a member of a research team; and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff of all levels, funders, and community partners.

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

  • Proven ability to research information via formal and informal literature reviews and analyze data from multi-media sources to arrive at valid conclusions.

  • Knowledge of the contract and grant proposal submission process to federal, state or private funding organizations, including the online submission process.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing research projects and teams, and in making original contributions.


  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures.
  • Advanced Degree (Masters/PhD) in public health, social sciences, epidemiology, or related field.
  • Experience developing surveys within online data collection platforms (e.g., SurveyGizmo, Redcap).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must have experience working with community and research partners.
  • Must be able and willing to travel (domestic) and work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when 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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