Research Project Director - University of California, San Francisco

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 16155

POSTED: July 29, 2020



Reporting to and working closely with the Principal Investigator, the Project Director will have responsibility for overseeing operational activities of a UCSF research program regarding the influences of substance and medication use on inflammation and cerebrovascular health in people living with HIV. The goals of the program include (1) facilitating the development of improved tools for assessing stroke risk, (2) collaborating to improve recommendations for health care delivery in the era of COVID19, particularly in extremely low-income populations, and (3) providing a strong training environment for early-career investigators.

The Project Director will play a key role in guiding the research activities of multiple projects within the larger program, including maintaining and managing complex timelines, planning research meetings, coordinating human subjects research approval, recommending and implementing study policies and procedures, and supervising study staff. The Project Director will also assist in the development and implementation of data collection tools, work closely with senior investigators to ensure the successful execution of research plans and overall goals, participate in the development of grant applications and contribute to manuscripts that report study findings.


• Strong writing

• Experience preparing tables, charts, and graphs

• Familiarity with quantitative data collection techniques

• Previous experience in an academic research unit working with research teams and faculty

• Knowledge of HIV/AIDS concepts and clinical practices

• Experience working with low-income, vulnerable study participants

• Previous management and supervisory experience

• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, including senior investigators, administrative staff, federal funding agency representatives, and community partners

• Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail

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