| || 47926BR |
| || Assistant Project Coordinator |
| || 7235 ANALYST II |
| || 550 16th St. - Mission Hall - Mission Bay |
| || Medicine—Prevention Science |
| || Mostly Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm |
| || Days |
| || 8 Hours |
| || JOB OVERVIEW
The Assistant Project Coordinator will work on five NIH-funded studies based at CAPS, Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, San Francisco.
Project One: “Improving Mental Health through Integration with Primary Care in Rural Karnataka”. This five-year study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and is being conducted in rural South India through St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences in Bangalore. The major goals of the study are to use trained village women as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) to improve screening and referrals to rural primary health clinics (PHC) of patients who screen positive for a Common Mental Illness and either cardiovascular disease or diabetes. It also includes training of PHC staff in standard diagnosis and treatment as well as a community led program to improve wellness.
Project Two: “Enhancing HIV treatment adherence in Bangalore: The Chetana study”, was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This five-year study is being conducted at St John's National Academy of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India. The major goals of the study are to evaluate the impact of the Chetana intervention on antiretroviral medication adherence, treatment outcome and reported adherence barriers through a clustered Randomized Controlled Trial.
Project Three: “Reducing AIDS stigma among health professionals in South India”, was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This five-year study is being conducted in India through St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences in collaboration with Research Triangle Institute International. The main goals for this project are to adapt our pilot-tested, promising three-session stigma reduction intervention for partial tablet PC-based delivery, using interactive touch screen methodology and video vignettes tailored to situations likely to be encountered by nurses and ward attendants to increase its long-term sustainability in health care settings. Efficacy of the intervention will be evaluated in a cRCT among nursing students and ward attendants on behavioral manifestations of HIV stigma and the factors underlying stigma targeted in the intervention modules.
Project Four: “Tel-Me-Box: Validating and testing a novel, low-cost, real-time monitoring device with hair level analysis among adherence-challenged patients” was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This five-year study is being conducted in India through St John's National Academy of Health Sciences. This study has developed the Tel-Me-Box, a small, low-cost, adherence monitoring device which transmits a wireless signal to a server when opened. Since these types of devices cannot assess actual drug ingestion, validating this device against a biological measure of adherence is crucial. The overarching goal of this application is that adherence data captured by Tel-Me-Box will demonstrate strong relationships with an objective biomarker of adherence (i.e. hair concentrations of ARVs) and predict virologic suppression in treated HIV-infected individuals. Our additional goal is that tailored, real-time adherence feedback via this device will improve adherence rates to HIV therapy for adherence-challenged patients in a pilot randomized clinical trial.
Project Five: “Asha Improving Health and Nutrition of Indian Women with AIDS and Their Children”. In collaboration with UCLA, this study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The major goals of the study are to use trained village women as Accredited Social Health Activists to enhance the health of women and children through improved ART adherence, CD4 levels, and physical and mental health. This study will assess the incremental advantages of nutritional support to ASHA care and support alone.
Additional studies and projects are under review.
The Assistant Project Coordinator will the work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Project Coordinator in creating and monitoring the study protocols and quality control procedures, assist with the interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data, provide technical assistance to the India-based staff, conduct literature reviews, and prepare human subjects applications for the Institutional Review Board. The Assistant Project Coordinator will assist in grant preparation by performing literature reviews, creating timelines, preparing budgets and budget justifications and overseeing administrative aspects of the grant submission process. The individual will perform data entry and will work with pre and post award staff to monitor financial performance and establish subcontracts. The Assistant Project Coordinator will also assist in dissemination activities, such as aiding in the development of manuscripts for publication, posters, and presentations of study findings.
DIVISION OF PREVENTION SCIENCE
The Division of Prevention Science (DPS) is based at the Mission Bay campus at 550 16th Street. The division was established within the Department of Medicine in 1991 and is the administrative home of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) and the Prevention Research Center (PRC). The division’s research focus is risk behavior and reduction; epidemiology of the virus; evaluation of HIV testing procedures, demographic variables and sexual self-identification; and training for providers who care for HIV AIDS patients. The division is comprised of approximately 45 academics (faculty, specialists, and fellows) and 55 staff.
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.
| || • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Working knowledge and experience with data collection activities
• Working knowledge of the design and implementation of data collection procedures and protocols
• Strong analytical skills required at this level
• Working knowledge and skills associated with report preparation
• Experience working with global health
• Experience conducting HIV behavioral research, including behavioral interventions
• Experience working with health care professionals in resource-limited settings
• Experience with data management
• Familiarity with Asian (preferably Indian) cultures
• Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data research methods
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.
| || • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related field; and at least one year of subsequent professional experience
• Strong writing skills
• Experience coordinating federally funded grants
• Experience preparing IRB submissions
• SAS or SPSS skills
| || n/a |
| || Full Time |
| || 100% |
| || 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. |