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#89948 Research Program Manager

Filing Deadline: Wed 9/27/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/15/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Within the Department of Medicine at UCSD, the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) focuses on conducting innovative global public health research, medical and academic training, and evidence-based intervention development and evaluation of programs related to gender inequities, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health (adolescent and unintended pregnancy, family planning, HIV/STI, healthy birth spacing). The team of social science and epidemiology researchers assembled by GEH includes leading figures in measurement and rigorous evaluation of sustainable programs working with girls, young women, their male partners and their families to understand and change gender-based behaviors and social norms that compromise health and safety. GEH epidemiologic and evaluation research is currently being undertaken in South Asia, Mexico and Central America, west and east sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States. This research is supported by a diverse portfolio of public and private funders, conducted in conjunction with international NGOs, and includes engagement with local and national governments. Faculty members have more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, combined. Interventions developed and evaluated by GEH faculty have been recommended for dissemination and replication by the World Health Organization, the CDC, India’s National Institute and Family Welfare, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Serve as Research Project Manager for research studies focused on gender inequities as they relate to maternal/child health and reproductive/sexual health and gender based violence in the U.S. and low to middle income countries (LMIC). The primary responsibility of this role is to provide management of a portion of a PI’s research studies. The Research Program Manager will maintain ongoing direct contact with PI, Senior Program Manager, Co-Investigators and research partners to ensure adherence to research protocols and quality of data. She/he will participate as a major contributor to grant writing and development, research study design, data analyses and project development and planning. Incumbent will support manuscript development, as well as develop and present presentations at scientific conferences. On occasion, this position may require local, national and/or international travel, with Principal Investigators and/or Senior Program Manager to visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination. Will likely provide work direction to lower level research staff.


  • Advanced 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 or excellent skills in writing, developing logical arguments, proofreading, editing publications for scientific journals material.

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

  • Demonstrated experience working in low to middle income countries and communicating with partners whose native language is not English.

  • Knowledge and experience with human subjects and Institutional Review Board and other federal research policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience providing work direction or managing personnel and providing leadership to working teams.

  • Must have experience contributing to studies/projects or other relevant efforts in low to middle income countries (LMIC).

  • Strong demonstrated experience with research and project coordination on social and/or behavioral science research studies in the areas of reproductive, maternal and child health, gender based violence or other gender inequities, or a related field.


  • Proven experience conducting subject recruitment including obtaining informed consent and maintain confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures.

  • Written and oral fluency in Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, French, Spanish or other language(s).


  • May require local, national, and/or international travel.

  • Must have a current passport or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required.

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UCSD School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
Medicine/Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH)
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day