Position Description: The Project Assistant works under the under the supervision of the Principal Investigator for HHIPP along with working in directed collaboration with the CO-PI and Research Manager. The Project Assistant will serve as a member of the HHIPP research team and is assigned responsibility for coordinating and implementing a variety of funded research. The Project Assistant will conduct research activities, including analyzing data, developing research-related materials and identifying, developing and facilitating new strategic project opportunities for the HHIPP research team. The Project Assistant will be responsible for but not limited to preparing and editing proposals for research funding opportunities; conducting research, organizing and coordinating research teams as appropriate to the research projects; writing technical research reports and complete project reporting required by the funder; communicating research findings to civic leaders and other stakeholders to inform policy decisions; communicate the impact of research by generating content for the project websites, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages; promote and highlight the impact of the research to diverse communities and constituencies.
The Project Assistant will support and manage multiple projects with various deadlines. Within the HHIPP research team, the Project Assistant will focus on (1) HIV health disparities; (2) HIV law and policy; (3) HIV at the intersection of mental health and substance use; and (4) LGBT health.
The Project Assistant will operate with a high degree of autonomy. The incumbent will independently determine how to carry out assignments, make independent judgments regarding whether topics require additional consultation, and with whom, and undertake appropriate action. The Project Assistant will be proactive in identifying potential problems and opportunities and bring appropriate issues to the attention of PI and Co-PI while providing creative recommendations or action.
The University of California 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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