Careers in Global Health

Opportunities at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences

Contact Tracing Specialist

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55590BR
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has been an early collaborator in the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH), UCSF is supporting the development and scale-up of local contact tracing programs.

Program Manager

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55484BR
The Program Manager for the UCSF/Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) COVID Critical Care Response project will provide administrative management and support for strategic development of projects related to critical care response in resource-constrained settings. The Program Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UCSF collaborators and local and international stakeholders; managing leadership events and activities; providing high-level academic support to the leadership and Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity faculty; and supporting programmatic initiatives and activities. The Program Manager will aid the Director of the Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity and program faculty in developing and implementing educational, and capacity strengthening projects.

Executive Program Assistant

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55424BR
The Executive Program Assistant applies professional skills to support a wide variety of highly visible activities in the Tuberculosis Control Branch, California Department of Public Health. The position provides administrative and analytic support to the Branch Chief and others including scheduling and responding to executives in other agencies, assisting with preparing presentations and drafting highly visible and/or sensitive communications and correspondence. The position requires a great deal of independent action, tact and diplomacy in an effort to navigate and communicate within complex and highly sensitive areas internally and outside of the Branch.

Program Manager

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55465BR
The Program Manager uses advanced operational concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Primarily deals with programs and proposals with broad impact across the function, research initiative, program and/or organization. Develops and oversees the implementation of new programs and processes.

Project Specialist

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55466BR
The Project Specialist plays a critical role in supporting program and policy development analysis to contribute to the prevention and control of adult and congenital STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, adult syphilis, congenital syphilis (CS), Hepatitis C (HCV), and HIV in California. This position will review and make recommendations related to the quality of CS or other surveillance data, prepare cases for input from subject matter experts, and contribute to updating protocols and tools for quality assurance review of priority STD cases. This position will research, analyze and synthesize information about STD prevention using surveillance data, published research, and best practices identified by local health jurisdictions, state and national partners, and other stakeholders. This position will provide logistical support for statewide webinars and meetings with individual local health jurisdictions to support them in building their capacity to respond to STDs.

LEAD Local CAIR Representative

Institute for Global Health / Immunization Branch
Information - Req 55441BR
The Lead Local CAIR Representative (Lead LCR), or Health Educator III, will work closely with the Project Policy Analyst IV/CAIR Education Coordinator and the Local California Immunization Registry (CAIR) Representatives. The position involves planning, implementing, and evaluating the Local CAIR programs. The Lead LCR will work closely with the Project Policy Analyst IV in training newly hired LCRs in areas of CAIR including, the CAIR software, provider enrollment, user training, and user retention and support. The Lead LCR also works with community clinics, private medical practices, hospitals, schools, day care centers, health plans and government and community programs (e.g., Foster Care) that benefit from accessing CAIR. The Lead LCR works with different types of staff at provider offices such as doctors, nurses, medical assistants and front office staff. The Lead LCR collaborates with other LCRs in other regions throughout California, County Immunization Coordinators and other jurisdictional representatives, the CAIR Help Desk and other staff within the Immunization Branch, including Vaccines for Children (VFC) Representatives. This position will utilize the ability to gain in-depth knowledge of the CAIR software and CAIR Policies and Procedures as well as gain general immunization and vaccine knowledge, i.e., VFC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State vaccine requirements.

Senior Field Representative

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55435BR
The Health Education, Supervisor II serves as the Senior Field Representative for the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch and provides guidance to local, state and federal government agencies, public and private agencies/organizations, and other individuals and groups involved in immunization program activities. The Representative provides technical assistance and consultation in the primary areas of program operations, budget and fiscal matters, program policies, and prevention and control of the vaccine-preventable diseases. The Senior Field Representative is responsible for assessing compliance with federal and state requirements for the Vaccine For Children (VFC) program, assessing immunization coverage rates and promoting best practices for immunization services. A major component of the process is providing comprehensive education on requirements and best practices and working with sites to identify and implement activities to improve immunization coverage rates. The Representative functions as a liaison between the participating provider and the VFC Program, the Immunization Registries, and other staff, services and programs at the Immunization Branch.

Program Management Associate

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55428BR
The Program Management Associate will work closely with the Deputy Director of Programs, the Associate Deputy Director of Programs, and Program Managers on projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other funders. The Program Management Associate will also provide project oversight/technical advice on a number of Strategic Information (SI) projects, including managing operational and administrative issues relevant to various projects. Specifically, the Program Management Associate will be responsible for program management of several CDC funded activities in western and eastern Africa and East Asia. The Program Management Associate’s main role will be to provide project management support to several activities including managing budgets, setting up meetings and taking notes, coordinating partners, producing quarterly and annual reports, and responding to ad hoc requests from the funder.

Phlebotomist

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55404BR
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. The research activities will take place at a Community-based Research Field Site in the Tenderloin in San Francisco.

Course Assistant

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55303BR
In consultation with department management but working with a high degree of independence, the Course Assistant applies in-depth knowledge of department requirements to determine the courses to be taught by in the Master of Science (MS) in Global Health Sciences (GHS). Takes into consideration the proper sequencing of courses for progression toward degree, courses taught in other departments, and other complicating factors. Makes recommendations for replacement courses. Work is reviewed by results achieved. The Course Assistant is responsible for assisting the MS course leader(s) in all activities that support the course planning, conduct, and evaluation of MS courses. This effort involves conducting curriculum planning and course scheduling in consultation with department/college/school management and faculty the MS faculty and the Program Director.

Project Specialist

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55299BR
The Project Specialist plays a critical role in supporting program and policy development analysis to contribute to the prevention and control of adult and congenital STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, adult syphilis, congenital syphilis (CS), Hepatitis C (HCV), and HIV in California. He/she will review and make recommendations related to the quality of CS or other surveillance data, prepare cases for input from subject matter experts, and support local health jurisdictions to identify cases and prepare for in-depth review of CS cases. The Project Specialist will research, analyze and synthesize information about STD prevention using surveillance data, published research, and best practices identified by local health jurisdictions, state and national partners, and other stakeholders.

Research Data Analyst

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55288BR
Under the general direction of senior epidemiologists within California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch, the Research Data Analyst works to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in California by providing high quality data on the patterns, trends, and associated key risk factors to statewide partners involved with STI prevention and control. The individual will analyze and organize data from multiple STD surveillance-related systems including STD case-based surveillance, enhanced surveillance, and special projects. Results of analyses are presented to diverse audiences in a range of formats, and will require development of innovative analyses and reporting systems. Responsibilities also include design and oversight of new STD-related surveillance, epidemiology, and research projects.

Course Assistant

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55280BR
In consultation with department management but working with a high degree of independence, the Course Assistant applies in-depth knowledge of department requirements to determine the courses to be taught by in the Master of Science (MS) in Global Health Sciences (GHS). Takes into consideration the proper sequencing of courses for progression toward degree, courses taught in other departments, and other complicating factors. Makes recommendations for replacement courses. Work is reviewed by results achieved. The Course Assistant is responsible for assisting the MS course leader(s) in all activities that support the course planning, conduct, and evaluation of MS courses. This effort involves conducting curriculum planning and course scheduling in consultation with department/college/school management and faculty the MS faculty and the Program Director. Also manages the curriculum mapping process using course syllabi and Illios course management tool. Analyzes enrollment trends.

Senegal Mass Drug Administration Study Coordinator, MEI

Location: Senegal
The MDA Project Coordinator will be the focal point in Senegal for UCSF’s technical leadership for an operational research study evaluating time-limited mass drug administration (MDA) in the context of optimized malaria control. This role will be responsible for working in close partnership with the implementing partner to help oversee the study by providing key logistical, partnership, and administrative support to ensure the overall smooth facilitation of the study.
Information: How to apply

Please note: Preference for applicants already located in or near Senegal.

Program Associate

Institute for Global Health Sciences
Information - Req 55307BR

The Program Associate is a member of the MEI Operations Team who provides programmatic and administrative support to the MEI Team and its activities in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. Responsibilities will include: setting up subcontracts, independent consultant agreements, amount-based purchase orders, vendor agreements; monitoring and tracking invoices and maintaining partner relationships; booking complex international travel; processing travel advances and expense reimbursements; and leading logistical arrangements for MEI local and international meetings and events. The MEI team, comprised of approximately 30 faculty and staff operates at a very fast pace, with multiple simultaneous projects occurring at all times and in many countries. The MEI Program Associate must therefore bring excellent time management, problem solving and critical thinking skills, along with a “can-do” attitude. S/he must be able to work in a fast-paced work environment, be flexible and able to adjust to new projects and priorities as they arise. This is a full time, fully grant-funded position through March 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension based on performance and receipt of funding, reporting to the MEI Associate Director.

Please note: This is a full time, fully grant-funded through March 31st, 2021 with the possibility of extension.

Ongoing Opportunities

Child Family Health International (CFHI) Programs

Intensive and immersion programs with various locations and start dates
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Global Health Fellows Program II Internships, USAID

Fellowships announced throughout the year
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Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP)

Partnership between the Peace Corps, PEPFAR, and Seed Global Health
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NIH Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars

Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health
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NGO Abroad

Volunteer Nursing Opportunities
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Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps

Global health volunteer and education experience for students and professionals
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