This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/07/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/17/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health within the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego aims to eliminate the burdens of infectious diseases and health disparities by delivering outstanding patient care, conducting world-class multidisciplinary health research, directing the institutional response to antimicrobial resistance, preventable healthcare associated infections, and emerging pathogens, and offering leadership, consultation and training on global public health, gender equity, microbiology, and infectious diseases topics.
The Research Program Coordinator position will require a combination of tasks including project coordination of multiple research projects in a fast-pace environment. This position require writing, communication, time management, and organizational skills. Project coordination responsibilities include: overseeing all aspects of data collection (e.g., participant enrollment, supervising interviewers, ensuring study aims are met), data management, data presentation and data analysis, contributing to grant writing and scholarly papers for publication, Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, and general administration of projects.
Incumbent will be working within an interdisciplinary team and with high-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g., people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), women who have been sexually assaulted, individuals who have substance use and/or mental health problems, sensitive issues regarding sexual and reproductive health etc.). Providing an open and non-judgmental environment in all settings and for study participants is vital for the purpose of the research projects. Examples of these activities are detailed below. Assist in data collection procedures, data presentation and data analyses responsibilities include: generating tables, graphs, and narratives for meetings, reports and manuscripts; conducting basic data analyses for exploratory aims and secondary aims of studies; assist with applying codes and conducting analyses of qualitative transcript data.
Data management responsibilities include: data entry, database management, and codebook development; preparing datasets for analyses; storing and transferring qualitative data; and ensuring quality control and accuracy of audio files/qualitative transcripts. General administration of projects include: overseeing all aspects of the study (e.g., data collection, intervention implementation), scheduling team meetings and appointments; organizing travel and reimbursement; formatting study materials; maintaining study files; and prioritizing and monitoring project timelines and tasks. IRB responsibilities include: assist in maintaining human subjects' protocol; securing confidential data; and ensuring maintenance of standard operating procedures.
The qualifications of this posting have been slightly updated as of 06/04/2021.
Theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis attained through a Bachelor's degree in biology or an equivalent combination of education and laboratory experience.
Must have the ability to handle several projects at once, pay close attention to detail, communicate priorities, and track daily/weekly progress.
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be willing to conduct research with high-risk, marginalized, vulnerable populations (e.g., people living with HIV/AIDS, women who have been sexually assaulted, women in current abusive relationships, women who have substance use and/or mental health problems, etc.) and in sensitive subject areas (e.g., substance use, sexual violence, sexual and reproductive health).
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and interact with a diverse group of people, including faculty investigators, staff, and students, locally, nationally and internationally.
Proficient knowledge using Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
Experience with data management. Knowledge of how to conduct working datasets using raw data. Ability to construct new variables, using existing variables from a dataset.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.