Careers in Global Health

Opportunities at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences

Clinical Research Coordinator

Information - Req 54718BR
This is a 45% limited appointment starting from the date of hire, not to exceed 1000 hours. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will work independently and with general direction to execute, manage, and coordinate research protocols, as directed by the Project Manager and/or Principal Investigator (PI). The CRC’s duties may include, but will not be limited to carrying out consent procedures and administering surveys; performing data and specimen collection and management; following designated procedures to ensure participant safety during the phlebotomy process; upholding UCSF standards for hazardous materials/body substance precautions; performing street-based participant outreach; monitoring and maintaining participant retention procedures; managing and reporting on study results; cleaning and updating study databases, comprehensive datasets, and reports; helping assure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies; overseeing study data integrity; maintaining all regulatory documents; reporting study progress to investigators; participating in any internal and external audits or reviews of study protocols.


Information - Req 54583BR
This is a part time limited appointment starting from the date of hire, not to exceed 1000 hours. We need a Phlebotomist to collect blood on enrolled subjects from a clinical trial. This position requires somebody who can collaborate and communicate well with a diverse team of researchers, MDs, and PhD investigators. It is important that he or she is detail-orientated and passionate about community health and research.

Research Coordinator

Information - Req 54707BR
The Research Coordinator for Sustainability and Transitions will support research, analytical, and project management activities for a health financing project in three low- and middle-income countries in the Asia-Pacific and Southern Africa. Under the supervision of the E2Pi Co-Director, and in collaboration with project leads, the Research Coordinator will manage the implementation of a sustainability and transitions assessment and planning process designed to build the long-term sustainability of national malaria elimination programs as they transition from donor-supported to fully country funded and managed programs. This will include the implementation of research and assessment activities, facilitation of country-led sustainability planning activities, and coordination and provision of technical assistance and capacity building for health financing, leadership, and management at the national and sub-national levels.

Advisor, HIV Recency

Information - Req 54471BR
Note: This position is a full time one-year contract starting from date of hire, and will be based in Lusaka, Zambia. UCSF seeks an Advisor to work on a PEPFAR-supported HIV Recency project in Zambia. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Zambia, in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Zambia (CDC-Zambia). The purpose of this project is to provide important surveillance information on new HIV infections with an aim of guiding prevention efforts.

Senior Research Manager

Information - Req 54541BR
The Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) is a leading three year research project in Thailand and Cambodia funded by the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) to evaluate the epidemiological and entomological protective and residual efficacy, cost, and acceptability of bite prevention tools in forest packs compared to standard of care among forest ranger and forest-going populations. This project, Bite Interruption Toward Elimination (BITE), aims to demonstrate the reduction of malaria transmission and exposure to Anopheles bites to support near term malaria elimination goals in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Public Health Advisor, HIV

Information - Req 53713BR
The Advisor will work closely with UCSF Recency Program Managers, MOH, and CDC-Zambia. Duties will include: 1) overseeing daily on-site implementation of all project activities including lab and facility engagement, data collection, and oversight of in-country staff at subcontractor; 2) providing technical, administrative, and logistical support including pre-testing and refining tools, coordinating trainings, data collection, data analysis, study documentation, and ensuring protocol adherence before, during, and after the survey; 3) maintaining constant communication and provide regular updates to Recency Program Managers and implement feedback.

Project Manager

Information - Req 53553BR
The purpose of the No One Waits (NOW) study is to assess the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of accelerated initiation of commercially available DAA therapy targeting socially marginalized communities (e.g., medically underserved, homeless, people actively injecting drugs). The study will be carried out at two community sites that perform HCV testing: (a) fixed community site and (b) community mobile site via clinical research van. Participants (n=150) who test anti-HCV positive and HCV RNA positive (chronic infection) are invited to enroll into the NOW Study and begin HCV treatment at point of diagnosis. All evaluation, medication dissemination, and follow-up care will take place at the project site. We will estimate the effect of on-site POD treatment on (1) time from HCV testing to treatment initiation, (2) completing treatment, and (3) attaining SVR-12; overall and by study site. A secondary product will be a lesson learned guide of recommendations for implementing a POD on-site test and treat program for dissemination beyond San Francisco.

GSI Program Assistant

Information - Req 53438BR
The Program Assistant, Global Strategic Information (GSI), applies professional concepts to conduct analytical studies or projects of moderate scope and complexity to address a variety of policy, research and procedural issues. Fully analyzes issues and problems, gathers data and information, finds and evaluates alternatives and makes sound recommendations.

Local Communications Officer - AIDS 2020

The incumbent will be responsible for serving as the primary communications lead for AIDS 2020,including strategy guidance, media, marketing and digital content development.This is an incredible opportunity to manage a large communications portfolio,working across sectors for an international event. The successful candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced environment, strong writer, have the ability to juggle multiple activities, and politically savvy.
Contact: Larkin Callaghan

Surveillance Analyst

Information - Req 52896BR
The Surveillance Analyst has primary responsibility for data management of the tuberculosis case registry and other surveillance data sources and serves as the subject matter expert for in-house data management for the TB Control Branch. The Surveillance Analyst writes, maintains and runs programs to monitor TB reporting and create reports, and manages electronic case reporting process using proprietary software. The ideal candidate will have experience in SAS or related software. The incumbent interacts with colleagues at the national and local levels to insure timely and accurate TB case reporting.

Ongoing Opportunities

Child Family Health International (CFHI) Programs

Intensive and immersion programs with various locations and start dates

Global Health Fellows Program II Internships, USAID

Fellowships announced throughout the year

Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP)

Partnership between the Peace Corps, PEPFAR, and Seed Global Health
Information; résumés accepted anytime

NIH Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars

Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health

NGO Abroad

Volunteer Nursing Opportunities

Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps

Global health volunteer and education experience for students and professionals