The Division of Prevention Science - Center for AIDS Prevention (CAP)
The mission of the Division of Prevention Science (formerly the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, or CAPS), based in the UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and our administrative offices at 50 Beale Street, is to conduct domestic and international research to prevent the acquisition of HIV and to optimize health outcomes among HIV-infected individuals.
The AIDS Policy Research Center at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) conducts research and evaluation studies, and provides technical assistance to community-based and public programs. The Evaluation Analyst will conduct literature reviews, draft and edit reports and journal articles for peer reviewed publications, as well as monitoring and conducting quality assurance on data collection activities in the field. Research areas will include evaluation of a broad range of international HIV health services and government programs, including research on linkage and retent¡on in HIV care in South Africa; health information systems for HIV in Mozambique and related training needs; as well as conducting background research for cost analysis work in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• Bachelor’s degree with coursework in statistics, sociology, public health, or related fields suitable for work in the social sciences
• Experience independently writing initial drafts of articles for publication in scholarly journals as well as conference abstracts. The level of experience must be sufficient enough to edit content in collaboration with faculty and other academics
• Experience drafting committee on human research protocol submissions for approval
• Experience developing CHR protocols, training materials and policies and procedures for the conduct of research projects
• Training and experience in qualitative interviewing and analysis in healthcare organizations and programs, including standards of care and evaluation instrument (survey) development
• Demonstrated ability to conduct assessments and draft survey evaluation tools of health services and policies based on these
• Demonstrated ability to conduct, code, and analyze qualitative data
• Must demonstrate a level of understanding of HIV and health services that is sufficiently advanced in order to adapt questions, probe salient areas, and guide a qualitative interview to gather needed data
• In-depth understanding of epidemiological and structural factors in order to analyze and code this information, as well as draft scholarly publications
• Demonstrated knowledge of cost effectiveness analysis of structural interventions and/or training programs
• Ability to represent UCSF and the principal investigators when interacting with communitybased and other publicly health service agencies.
• The successful candidate must be able to provide performance feedback and assistance for improving research activities
Physical Demands: requires sitting; standing; walking; waist twisting; climbing stairs; climbing ladders; reaching up to shoulder height; reaching above shoulder level; carrying/lifting 20 pounds; pushing/pulling 20 pounds; gripping/grasping, fine/gross finger manipulation; repetitive movements of upper and lower extremities
• Graduate-level training and experience in qualitative interviewing and analysis in a variety of sensitive topics such as sexuality, drug use
• Graduate-level training in quantitative research methods sufficient to interpret quantitative findings in order to write and edit journal articles for scholarly publications in collaboration with faculty and non-faculty academics
• Experience working with communities at-risk for HIV