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The Division of Global Public Health within the Department of Medicine at UCSD conducts high-caliber research on health related issues and service utilization facing vulnerable populations in international settings and within the U.S. Within the Division, the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) focuses on conducting innovative global public health research, medical and academic training, and evidence-based intervention development and evaluation of programs related to gender inequities, gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health (adolescent and unintended pregnancy, family planning, HIV/STI, healthy birth spacing).
The team of social science and epidemiology researchers assembled by GEH includes leading figures in measurement and rigorous evaluation of sustainable programs working with girls, young women, their male partners and their families to understand and change gender-based behaviors and social norms that compromise health and safety. GEH epidemiologic and evaluation research is currently being undertaken in South Asia, Mexico and Central America, west and east sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States.
This research is supported by a diverse portfolio of public and private funders, conducted in conjunction with international NGOs, and includes engagement with local and national governments. Our faculty members have more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, combined. Interventions developed and evaluated by GEH faculty have been recommended for dissemination and replication by the World Health Organization, the CDC, India's National Institute and Family Welfare, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Serve as Lead Research Project Manager for research studies focused on gender-based violence and other gender inequities as they relate to maternal/child health and reproductive/sexual health in the U.S. and low to middle income countries (LMIC). The primary responsibility of this role is to provide overall management of a PI's research portfolio.
The incumbent will maintain ongoing direct contact with PI, co-investigators and research partners to ensure adherence to research protocols and quality of data. She/he will participate as a major contributor to grant writing and development, research study design, data analyses and project development and planning. Perform intermediate to advanced statistical analysis.
The Research Program Manager will author and co-author manuscripts, a contributions as well as develop and present presentations at scientific conferences. She/he will supervise multiple research staff, interns and student fellows. On occasion, this position may require local, national and/or international travel, with Principal Investigators and/or Research Program Manager to visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination. Will provide work direction to lower level research staff.
Advanced theoretical knowledge in Public Health or related field; or equivalent combination of experience and education with ability to make advanced contributions to research projects at a conceptual level.
Demonstrated experience or similar skills with grant writing and development.
Extensive knowledge of the contract and grant proposal submission process to federal, state or private funding organizations, including the online submission process.
Demonstrated experience or excellent skills in writing, developing logical arguments, proofreading, editing publications for scientific journals material.
Proven experience working in low to middle income countries and communicating with partners whose native language is not English.
Demonstrated experience in managing research projects and teams, and in making original contributions.
Knowledge and experience with human subjects and Institutional Review Board and other federal research policies and procedures.
Strong experience with research and project coordination on social and/or behavioral science research studies in the areas of gender based violence or other gender inequities, sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, or a related field.
Proven experience conducting subject recruitment including obtaining informed consent and maintain confidentiality.
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