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WORKING TITLE
  • Project Manager
  • PERCENT OF FULL
  • 50
  • DEPARTMENT/PROJECT OVERVIEW
    POSITION OVERVIEW
  • Under the general supervision of one Principal Investigator, the incumbent will serve as project manager and data coordinator for one quantitative questionnaire-based research project focusing on Mexico-U.S. migration, substance use, and risks for HIV among at-risk populations in Mexico. Responsibilities include oversight and training of professional interviewer, staff personnel and student aides; planning and assigning work tasks; designing and formatting questionnaires; managing all aspects of questionnaire data collection; creating methods for maintaining all study-related documents; creating databases and supervising database management, including entering data as appropriate; help determine participant eligibility for study; supervising and conducting structured questionnaire-based interviews; preparing and maintaining human subjects protocols and updates as necessary; making original contributions to publications, research design and grant/manuscript writing. Translation (English/Spanish) of instruments and documents may be needed. Incumbent will assist with preparing Powerpoint presentations and interim reports to the funder. Incumbent will oversee and perform a wide variety of field recruitment and networking tasks that require ingenuity, resourcefulness and flexibility. Incumbent must be able to assist with programming computer assisted questionnaire using QDS software which is designed for computer-based interviewer-administered questionnaire research studies.
  • SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Must be willing to work occasional overtime and/or flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
    Must have access to reliable transportation and be willing to travel to Mexico as necessary.
    Must have valid California driver's license.
    Must be bilingual, read, speak, write and translate English and Mexican Spanish fluently.
    Must have knowledge of US-Mexico migration history and knowledge of migration within Mexico.
  • EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: Name, Payroll Title, Job Description #, Status (career, casual, student), %Time
  • none
  • EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED THROUGH OTHERS: Name, Payroll Title
  • none
  • For use only by Department HR Contact
    IS BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED
  • No
  • IS C.O.I. DISCLOSURE REQUIRED
  • No
  • IS PRE-PLACEMENT PHYSICAL REQUIRED
  • No
  • (Dept only) REQUESTED HEERA
  • All Others, not Confidential
  • (Central HR only) APPROVED HEERA
  • All Others, not Confidential
  • FUNCTIONS WITH CORRESPONDING TASKS
    FUNCTION NAME
    (1.)  Research Project Management
    %TIME
    35%
    ESSENTIAL
    True
    TASKS
    A. Schedule study interviews, conduct structured questionnaire-based interviews using computer assisted interviewing techniques.
    B. Responsible for subject recruitment and management of subjects.
    C. Ensure study participants receive timely payments.
    D. Review translations of study instruments, transcripts and other documentation. Coordinate and translate the work of staff in collaborating organizations in both English and Spanish.
    E. Supervise field work activities, including informed consent procedures, structured questionnaire-based interviews and screening of participants for eligibility.
    F. Prepare and submit Human Subjects Review Board applications and amendments, follow up with committee inquires, report and document adverse events to study principal investigator and the IRB.
    G. Maintain the relationship between the study group and UCSD's Human Subjects Review Board.
    H.Develop manuals to provide training for research staff.
    I. Participate in regular research meetings, contributing particularly in areas related to performance of study goals consistent with established timelines, and operational issues related to data collection management.
    J. Work with community agencies in Mexico to develop presentations of novel research findings.

    FUNCTION NAME
    (2.)  Study Data Base Management and Analysis
    %TIME
    35%
    ESSENTIAL
    True
    TASKS
    A. Using STATA, build databases and conduct statistical analyses; maintain study databases.
    B. Assist with programming computer assisted questionnaires using QDS for computer assisted interviewing.
    C. Ensure data integrity and accuracy.
    D. Ensure safety and security of data files.
    E. Supervise data entry and cleaning.
    F. Perform data calculations and qualitative and quantitative analysis of questionnaire interview data.
    G. Maintain confidentiality of records.

    FUNCTION NAME
    (3.)  Training/coordination of Interviewers
    %TIME
    15%
    ESSENTIAL
    True
    TASKS
    A. Train interviewers in effective, valid and reliable interview techniques (e.g. probing, rapport, non-judgemental attitude).
    B. Oversee initial interviews to ensure accurate and questionnaire completion.
    C. Debrief interviewers to help trouble-shoot skip patterns, phrases and ways to improve the study instrument .
    D. Train interviewers to provide information for adequate referrals for mental and physical health.
    E. Provide interviewers with education and referral information on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    FUNCTION NAME
    (4.)  Manuscript and Proposal Preparation
    %TIME
    15%
    ESSENTIAL
    True
    TASKS
    A. Make original contributions to publications, research design and grant writing.
    B. Make original contributions to powerpoint presentations for funders and the scientific community based on study findings.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
    RELATED FUNCS: DESCRIBE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITY: IMPORTANCE LVL:
    1 2 3 4 Theoretical knowledge of a biological science as typically acquired by a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences, International Relations or related field.
    Required
    1 2 3 4 Demonstrated project management experience as it relates to working with vulnerable Latino populations, with sensitivities to HIV-related issues. Required
    1 2 3 4 Demonstrated experience in researching substance use/abuse and HIV issues with vulnerable and at risk populations. Demonstrated experience working with HIV related issues with the Latino population.
    Required
    1 2 3 4 Demonstrated experience using STATA to build databases and conduct statistical analyses.
    Required
    1 2 3 4 Demonstrated knowledge of Institutional Review Board and other federal research policies and procedures. Required
    1 2 3 4 Demonstrated expereince in developing and managing quantitative questionnaire-based instruments. Required
    1 2 3 4 Familiarity with medical terminology, HIV, and names of commonly used medications as well as familiarity with U.S.-Mexico migration issues. Required
      Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (English and Spanish) both oral and written. Required
    1 2 3 4 Demonstrated experience in public relations and forming working alliances and building relationships with academic, NGO and other research partners. Required
    1 2 3 4 Demonstrated programming skills to modify existing software to study needs. Required
      Demonstrated experience in making original contributions to manuscript preparation and grant writing. Required
    1 2 3 4 Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Required
      Demonstrated experience recruiting and interviewing study participants. Required
      Demonstrated experience in providing skills training to other professionals. Preferred
      Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality. Required
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