Research Communications Specialist


The Research Communications Specialist will manage the communications for the division and provide technical assistance.  The incumbent will assist in managing the production of HIV prevention fact sheets, manage and develop content for the division’s website and social networking platforms, create dissemination products (e.g., newsletter), engage in outreach activities, provide administrative support and respond to technical assistance requests.

We are seeking a motivated, independent, professional individual with communications and new media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc) experience. Knowledge of the field of HIV/AIDS, research dissemination strategies and writing for broad lay audiences are required.

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Recruitment and Retention Specialist (Part-Time)


The Recruitment and Retention Specialist will support a study to develop and test an innovative strategy to identify African American and Latino MSM who are unaware of their HIV status, have them test for HIV, and for those with positive tests link them to HIV care and services. The proposed intervention will train “peer recruiters” to reach out into their social networks and recruit their peers to take an HIV test using a self-test kit. Peer recruiters will be trained to deliver prevention messages, encourage their friends and peers who are at risk for HIV to take the HIV self-test, and provide support through both the testing and linkage into care process.

The Recruitment and Retention Specialist will work closely with the Project Director to plan and conduct recruitment activities. Main duties will include: serving as a liaison to venues frequented by Black and Latino MSM and document contacts with recruitment venues; developing and executing a schedule of recruitment activities and documenting all recruitment events including date, time, and location and number of contacts made; managing social media accounts; co-facilitating trainings of peer recruiters; and developing and maintaining relationships with enrolled peer recruiters for retention and to provide support to peer recruiters as needed. The Recruitment and Retention Specialist reports to the Project Director and liaises with all other team members and community partners.

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Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator / Project Assistant (Part Time)

Apply online here with requisition number 42699BR

Req Number 42699BR
Job Title Project Assistant
Job Code and Payroll Title 9336 Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Location Mission Bay
Department Name MEDICINE / DPSC / CORE
Work Days Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Shift Days
Shift Length 4 Hours
The Project Assistant will provide programmatic support for the AETC National Evaluation Center at UCSF. Duties include providing day-to-day research and administrative support, such as complex scheduling for conference calls and meetings for groups of 10 or more participants, managing the team calendar, setting-up webinars, taking formal conference call and meeting minutes for dissemination, maintaining the study’s technical assistance log, and updating the AETC NEC website on a regular basis. The Project Assistant will also engage in daily interactions with project staff, collaborating AETC regional centers and local sites, and HRSA Project Officers. The Project Assistant will disseminate important study information to these key stakeholders via the AETC NEC website and listserv. Additionally, the Project Assistant will grammatically edit and format research reports, informational handouts, PowerPoint slide sets, conference abstracts, and manuscripts for publication. The Project Assistant will also reproduce tables and graphs, based on templates or with guidance from the Director and Statistician. Other critical duties include conducting literature searches and writing summary reviews, consolidating information gathered from research sites into finished products, and maintaining study manuals. 

Please note: This is a part time career position with the end date of March 31, 2017, with the possibility of an extension if additional funding is secured.

The AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program is the training arm of the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. It consists of a national network of HIV clinical and health care experts who provide locally based education, clinical consultation and technical assistance to health care professionals and organizations seeking to integrate high-quality, comprehensive HIV care into their practice. The AETC National Evaluation Center (NEC) provides leadership in the development, implementation, and dissemination of effective evaluation models to measure the outcomes of AETC clinical education and training programs with respect to changes in provider behavior and clinical practice. The AETC NEC also provides technical assistance to all AETCs in the design and implementation of outcome-based evaluation activities. The NEC is led by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), which is based in the Division of Prevention Science at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications • HS graduate with sufficient experience and demonstrated skills to successfully perform the assigned duties and responsibilities
• Expertise in MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Experience preparing tables, charts, and graphs in PowerPoint and Excel
• Experience with scheduling and planning webinars/conference calls for large groups
• Expertise in utilizing library databases and bibliographic software (e.g., PubMed, Google Scholar, EndNote)
• Expertise in desktop publishing software (e.g., MS Publisher)
• Familiarity with standard research methodology
• Customer-service experience
• Previous experience in an academic research unit working with research teams and faculty
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Strong writing and editing skills to prepare concise internal and external communications
• Ability to interact effectively and professionally with a wide range of team members, including senior investigators, statisticians, programmers, administrative staff, federal funding agency representatives, and colleagues at collaborating universities
• Ability to take initial direction from others and complete work independently; ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines 

Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications • BA/BS degree with a major in a health related field and one year of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Knowledge of issues related to health policy and health services research
• Broad knowledge of basic HIV/AIDS concepts, clinical practices, and treatment
• Experience with Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures and human subjects research
• Experience in electronic data capture methods (e.g., Survey Monkey or REDCap)
License/Certification n/a
Position Type Part Time
Percentage 50%
Equal Employment Opportunity The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

Last modified: October 6, 2015