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#97987 Research Program Manager

Filing Deadline: Mon 2/25/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/13/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/25/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health has approximately 100 salaried faculty and is comprised of seven divisions: Behavioral Medicine, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Global Health, Health Policy, and Preventive Medicine. Our mission is to improve Public Health through preventive, behavioral, epidemiologic and clinical research, education and clinical care. Our patient care is provided at several locations across the county as well as through multiple initiatives with the medically under-served in our community and includes training of over 60 residents and fellows. With over $125 million in research grants and contracts, our award-winning faculty conduct innovative Public Health research at the intersection of behavioral and medical sciences to assess and understand chronic disease etiology, improve human health, and prevent disease at the individual and population level.

Under general direction of the Principal Investigator, the research program manager is responsible for working independently on the development, execution and overall management of multiple projects in the areas of nutrition, epidemiology, public health, and health equity. The incumbent will manage multiple components of complex projects involving various collaborative teams, including the Principal Investigator, other faculty co-investigators, statisticians, programmers, data managers, and other research support 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.

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

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

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

  • Demonstrated experience or similar skills in data collection.

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

  • Knowledge and experience with IRB regulations, Human Subjects Rights, and Institutional Review Board and other federal research policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, accurately with attention to detail, maintain confidentiality, and function effectively under deadline pressures to fulfill assignments on schedule. Excellent organizational skills.

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

  • Excellent written (using correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation), verbal and interpersonal communication skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in order to work effectively with co-workers, supervisor, investigators at other sites, study participants, and local university administrators, and UCSD and NHLBI regulatory personnel.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to research information and analyze data to arrive at valid conclusions, theoretical determination and recommendations, and plans of action. Strong process orientation.

  • Ability and willingness to anticipate project needs, setting and communicating priorities for the team in the context of conflicting deadlines.

  • Ability to work across multiple projects and with multiple teams simultaneously, ensuring timely communication, coordination, and completion of deliverables.

  • Strong demonstrated experience with research and project coordination on social and/or behavioral science research studies in the areas of nutrition, epidemiology, and health equity.


  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures.

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


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Incumbent must have access to reliable transportation and be willing to travel off-site.

  • Incumbent must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

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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UC San Diego School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
Family Medicine and Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


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