Study Director

This position will serve as the Study Director for a randomized community trial in Mpumalanga, South Africa being conducted by investigators at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at UCSF, in collaboration with investigative colleagues at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. This position requires on-site oversight and management of research activities and therefore is based in Agincourt, South Africa, where the Wits University runs a research site

The Study Director will conduct project management of a randomized community trial evaluating a community mobilization intervention that aims to engage communities in HIV testing and treatment in the rural Bushbuckridge area of Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Activities include direct supervision of data collection activities ongoing in 10 clinics across the research site; coordination of data monitoring and quality assurance activities; conducting training of the data capture team as needed; maintaining project data bases and direct contact with the data center in South Africa and the statistician at UCSF; performing basic analyses; compiling reports for the investigators and donor organizations; working with and providing support to the intervention coordinators; and liaising with local officials and clinics management teams. This position will also assist with managing subawards with international and domestic partners.

Note: This position requires residence in South Africa for 18 months – two years, with up to two paid trips back to the US per year.

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Data Assistant

The UCSF Transgender Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (TETAC) for the HRSA/SPNS Project to enhance engagement and retention in quality HIV Care for transwomen of color seeks a Data Assistant (DA).

The goal of the TETAC is to evaluate and provide leadership, capacity building, and technical assistance to 9 HRSA funded demonstration states across the U.S. in implementing interventions to enhance engagement and retention in quality HIV care for transwomen of color. Each demonstration site is engaged in local activities that address the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy towards transwomen. Due to the national significance of this Initiative, the TETAC requires high-level support from the DA who will assume limited responsibility for data monitoring and maintenance at the TETAC. The TETAC at UCSF is made up of six faculty members, three associated academics or staff members, and two consultants. The RDA will report to the TETAC’s Principal and Co-Principal Investigators.

As part of the TETAC’s Core Team, the DA, with oversight from the Co-PI and in close collaboration with the TETAC data manger, will monitor data collection progress across the 9 Demonstration States, including documentation and tracking of critical TETAC technical assistance and capacity building activities. In addition, the DA will monitor data support functions for the TETAC demonstration site liaisons, staff and faculty.

Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment will be required to undergo a background check.

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Under the direction and supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Project Director (PD), the Interviewer / Recruiter will conduct data collection and participant recruitment activities for the DuoPACT study. DuoPACT is a five-year NIH-funded randomized clinical trial of a behavioral intervention to improve engagement in HIV care for same-sex male couples.

The Interviewer / Recruiter’s primary responsibilities will be
1) data collection: conducting phone screenings, scheduling and conducting consent protocols and survey interviews, accompanying participants on phlebotomy visits, maintaining participant files;
2) participant recruitment: developing and implementing outreach activities and recruitment strategies, preparing and distributing outreach materials, developing and maintaining referral options for ineligible participants, maintaining the study’s recruitment database, providing recruitment reports to the project team; and
3) other assessment-related duties as assigned by the PI and PD, e.g., assisting with survey testing, performing data entry, cleaning and coding data, attending and participating in assessment team meetings.

This position requires a strict adherence to protocols and safety guidelines, with an emphasis on organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail. In addition, the successful candidate must possess a warm and nonjudgmental manner, and consistently demonstrate interpersonal tact, discretion, and sensitivity when interacting with study participants. These different job aspects are unique processes requiring specific experience and skill sets, and the Interviewer / Recruiter must blend and balance all areas to ensure the successful completion of research data collection and outcomes.

Due to a high number of interested applicants, we request including a compelling cover letter in lieu of direct department inquiries.

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Research Administration Manager

Reporting directly to the Division Manager, the Research Administration Manager (RAM) serves as the faculty’s single point of contact for post-award research/financial administration and ensures faculty are provided with quality, efficient, responsive, and responsible post- award research administration services. The RAM conducts the entire scope of post-award management services for a variety of award mechanisms, including government and private grants, and contracts.

The RAM plays a significant, proactive, and creative role to facilitate and expedite the integration, communication, and coordination of all information and activities related to research administration; is responsible for the post-award management of research projects; prepares monthly financial reports; forecasts funding needs; develops contracts/subcontracts; performs online journals and payroll transfers; advises on research and accounting policies, audit compliance, and University guidelines; adheres to grant and UCSF policies. The RAM is responsible for monitoring the award budget, revenue and cost allocation by working with the various in-house applications including, but not limited to, Research Administration System (RAS), BearBuy, MyReports, ERS, and other Financial Reporting tools; analytical judgment to adhere to sound internal controls and comply with SAS 115 and compliance guidelines established by the University and sponsors requirements.

The RAM must possess good working knowledge of federal requirements and guidelines in extramural fund management, effort reporting and salary cap; excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with faculty, fellows, cross-functional managers, administrators and staff; well-developed communication skills both verbally as well as written communication; act as the primary contact for correspondence between the Principal Investigator (PI) and the funding agency; be self-directed and have the ability to follow through on assignments with accuracy and minimal direction. They RAM is responsible for providing direct supervision and professional development to two full-time Research Financial Analysts (RFA) and one full-time Financial Services Analyst.

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