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Staff Research Associate (SRA III)

This position is responsible for direct data collection efforts, administration of study measures, conduct of HIV pre/post test counseling, data entry, scheduling and retention activities. This position will also be responsible for coordination of research activities for assigned studies, including tracking and monitoring of study targets, outreach and recruitment, and regular reports to faculty. This position may work across multiple projects and will be expected to use resourcefulness and ingenuity in order to adapt to changing research needs. Qualified applicants will have the organizational skills necessary to maintain records and coordinate other tasks as required. Ability to work independently and report to supervisor and faculty on a regular basis and in a timely manner. Minimum 2 years of experience working in research. Ability to identify problems that impede study progress and be proactive in finding resolution. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, with subjects, staff, supervisor, and other stakeholders. Ability to question research participants about sensitive behavioral issues, including but not limited to drug use, criminal behavioral, and sexual behavior. Skill in speaking and writing to persons of diverse social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and use of Internet. Experience in data collection, including interviewing. Bachelor’s Degree. Certification in HIV pre/post test counseling (preferred). Bilingual Spanish Speaker (preferred).

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Research Clinician (PA or NP)

Under the direction of the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine (CBAM) Medical Director and study Investigators, the Research Clinician will perform clinical and administrative duties and implement protocols related to research studies, including clinical trials of anti-addiction medications and HIV prevention interventions, and clinical services. Clinical duties will include, but are not limited to: completing informed consents, obtaining comprehensive medical and psychiatric histories, performing physical exams, interpretation of lab tests and EKGs in collaboration with study physicians, ordering and dispensing of medication, monitoring and assessment of adherence and adverse events, delivering brief manual-guided medication adherence/motivational counseling, providing patients with test results and referrals.

The Research Clinician may also share after-hours and weekend telephone call duties on a rotating basis with study physicians. Administrative duties will include maintaining medication accountability records, preparation and management of study-related regulatory paperwork (IRB, etc.) and management of clinical quality assurance procedures. This position may work across multiple studies at multiple sites throughout Los Angeles County, including in a mobile clinic.

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Substance Use and HIV Navigator

The INTEGRA study utilizes a mobile health delivery unit (aka mobile clinic) to link persons who inject drugs (PWID) to integrated care and prevention for addiction, HIV, HCV and primary care. The study protocol includes a peer navigation component that is intended to assist people who may not have ready access to services to overcome barriers of entry to care and to remain in treatment.

Navigators work with the study team to recruit and retain participants. Each Peer Navigator is responsible for a caseload of participants, assessing their needs and ensuring that they are directly connected to the healthcare and other services needed. They are responsible for completion of peer navigation sessions with each assigned participant, following a manual and documenting all interactions in the appropriate systems. Navigation is typically done in person and may take place at the mobile unit, in a public setting, or at the participant’s home. In some cases, navigation may occur over the phone. Navigators will administer study measures and assist with data entry. Navigators will work as part of a larger study team, attending regular meetings and supervision and assisting with daily setup and tear down of the mobile unit. Navigators may also drive the mobile unit or study van.

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Program Coordinator

This position will be responsible for program coordination of various assigned research projects. You will work closely with investigators to manage the day-to-day operational activities of assigned projects, including but not limited to managing project timelines and deliverables, coordinating logistics, developing project-related documents, conducting literature searches, managing/compiling project data, coding qualitative data, ensuring compliance with funder’s requirements, coordinating regulatory approvals, and preparing project progress reports.

You will also be responsible for overseeing data collection and management, such as running data cleaning programs, extracting data from the study database, and conducting ad hoc data queries. In addition you will provide administrative support functions such as organizing webinars/trainings, teleconferences, and project-related meetings. Other duties include coordinating and assisting in preparing grant applications, editing and formatting manuscripts for publications and participating in various writing assignments.

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CBAM is a multidisciplinary center that seeks to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities with health disparities. As part of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, CBAM works at the intersection of academia and community with a focus on treating addictions and preventing the spread of HIV.

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