You can find the cures you know are out there. At UCLA Health, you make it happen as part of a groundbreaking Research team, working to understand hundreds of medical disorders and improving processes for dozens of procedures across the globe.
The mission of the UCLA Center for Behavioral & Addiction Medicine (CBAM) is to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities with health disparities. Our work focuses primarily on addiction treatment, HIV prevention and the intersection of the two. We lead a NIMH-funded HIV research center entitled Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS), which is a collaboration of leading scientists from local universities, research and policy institutions. The goals of CHIPTS are to promote novel, high impact and transformational research; to sponsor meetings and provide venues for collaboration among scientists, providers, insurers, policy makers and stakeholders; and to provide mentoring and training.
In this role, you will be responsible for program coordination of various assigned research projects. You will be working closely with the Director and investigators to manage the day-to-day operational activities of assigned projects, including managing project timelines and deliverables, coordinating logistics and planning meetings with various community stakeholders and investigators, develop of project-related documents (e.g. focus group questions, consent forms, questionnaires), conducting literature searches, managing/compiling project data, coding qualitative data, ensuring compliance with funder’s requirements, coordinating regulatory approvals, and preparing progress reports.
You will also be responsible for delivering service consultations, identifying new collaborative opportunities, and establishing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including both academic and community partners. The position will also provide administrative support functions, coordinating and assisting in preparing grant applications, editing and formatting manuscript for publications, and participating in other writing assignments.
UCLA 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, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills in order to lead and facilitate planning processes involving partners with diverse backgrounds.
Must have strong program management skills and be able to coordinate multiple projects.
Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and writing, to various audiences.
Must be able to manage competing priorities and still meet tight deadlines with high level of accuracy and thoroughness; must have strong organizational skills and highly-detailed oriented.
Must be skilled in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point.
Must have strong writing skills, including experience with grant proposals, peer-reviewed manuscripts, presentations, and preparing progress/technical reports.
Must be able to work with confidential and sensitive information with discretion.
Must have strong problem-solving skills and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Have familiarity and knowledge of HIV/AIDS and with organizations in Southern California working on identification, prevention and treatment of the disease.
Have demonstrated skills in managing regulatory, publication compliance, and applying statistical techniques and methods to analyze and interpret data.
Experience in facilitating groups or conducting workshops/focus groups.
Experience with qualitative analysis and coding.
Experience providing technical assistance to community-based groups
A Master’s Degree in Public Health or relevant field is strongly preferred.