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#92158 Project Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Tue 2/27/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/15/18 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.


The Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health within the Department of Medicine at UCSD is conducting high-caliber research to improve the health and social conditions of our global communities through training, outreach and global health leadership. The Division promotes research, teaching and service based on the principles of social justice and health equity. The Division also promotes the development of equal binational partnerships with UCSD, other academic institutions and non-governmental organizations.

The present 5-year multisite research project (‘Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses’ [PRIMER]) focuses on injection drug use initiation and prevention, as well as on related injection-related risks for HIV and other infectious diseases among at-risk populations across North America and Europe (Vancouver, San Diego, Tijuana, Paris, Marseille, and Bordeaux). This includes a clinical trial focused on the potential role of medication-assisted addiction treatment in disrupting pathways to injection drug use initiation.

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Project Coordinator will oversee, coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities of the study. Incumbent will also coordinate a binational clinical trial (San Diego, USA; Tijuana, Mexico) scheduled for launch in January 2019. The Project Coordinator will perform a variety of field recruitment and networking tasks that require ingenuity, resourcefulness, and flexibility. The Project Coordinator will supervise all aspects of clinical trial development, data collection and analysis, maintain human subjects protocols, research design, reporting to funders (NIH) and grant/manuscript writing where relevant. Other activities include, but are not limited to: developing the study's operations manual and recruitment materials, IRB submissions and monitoring IRB compliance, screening, consenting and interviewing study participants, developing and updating operating procedures, manage documentation files, lead project meetings and ensure project milestones are meet.


  • Theoretical knowledge as required in a Bachelor's degree in a healthcare, public health, non-profic or other NGO setting.

  • Demonstrated experience working with people who use drugs (preferably with those who use drugs by injection).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIV and other infectious diseases among at-risk populations.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to manage individuals who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and to defuse confrontational situations.

  • Demonstrated understanding of HIV-impacted communities, local medical providers, and HIV service agencies.

  • Demonstrated experience with recruitment, tracking and retention techniques; excellent understanding of barriers that inhibit patient involvement.

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency; experience communicating via e-mail and using MS Office products.

  • Experience with program implementation and evaluation.


  • Demonstrated experience writing and submitting grant proposals.

  • Demonstrated public speaking experienced.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be willing to work with people who inject drug.

  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and have some competency in Spanish.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation for off-site travel and willing to travel within San Diego County.

  • Must be willing to occasionally travel to Tijuana, Mexico.

  • Training in the responsible conduct of human subjects’ research will be requirement for working on this study.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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