Intervention Counselor

Req Number: 51504BR

Location: 550 16th St. - Mission Hall - Mission Bay

Work Days: Variable, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with some evenings as needed

Percentage: 20%

The DuoPACT study is a five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded randomized clinical trial (RCT) of a behavioral intervention to improve engagement in HIV care for sexual and gender minority couples. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the primary responsibilities of the Clinical Social Worker (Intervention Counselor) will be to deliver a manualized cognitive behavioral intervention to HIV+ couples and individuals according to a research protocol. Activities will include scheduling, tracking, documenting, and delivering counseling / educational sessions with HIV+ research participants, attending weekly group supervision sessions and training meetings, and crisis intervention and consultation as needed.

Please Note: This is a part time limited appointment that will end on July 31, 2019. 

PrEP Coordinator

Req Number: 51630BR

Location: San Francisco

Work Days: Mostly Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with occasional evenings

Percentage: 100%

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to be highly effective for HIV prevention in randomized clinical trials; however, uptake of PrEP in the U.S. has been limited. The prevention of new HIV infections remains a critical public health priority and PrEP is an essential, yet underutilized component of the HIV prevention toolkit. As outcomes of current PrEP formulations in real-world settings and different populations are reported and novel PrEP formulations are introduced, health care providers will continue to require support and guidance to optimize the clinical and public health impact of this valuable HIV prevention strategy.

PrEP Optimization Intervention (PrEP-OI) is an National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study that aims to educate healthcare providers on PrEP and assist providers in the appropriate targeting of patients at increased risk for HIV acquisition, initiating PrEP when appropriate, and providing guidance on the ongoing monitoring and adherence counseling of patients on PrEP. The intervention includes a web-based panel management tool (called PrEP-Rx) and PrEP coordination (by a PrEP Coordinator). The PrEP-OI study will take place among participating primary care clinics across the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

The PrEP Coordinator will play a critical role in the study, working closely with clinical care teams in order to assist patients in obtaining timely, essential, and appropriate PrEP-related medical and social services to optimize health and prevent HIV acquisition. The PrEP Coordinator will consult with patients to answer questions about PrEP, administer risk assessment surveys, assist with medical insurance coverage, provide adherence counseling, order and monitor lab tests, conduct follow-up visits / phone calls, re-engage patients lost to follow-up via phone / text / email / social media, evaluate adverse effects, and liaison with clinical service providers to address specific health concerns. Other contributions will include assisting with the development, modification, and implementation of PrEP clinic protocols, reviewing patient charts, and entering / tracking patient data via the web-based panel management tool. The PrEP Coordinator will rotate among the participating clinics located within San Francisco.

Please Note: This is a full time one year contract position starting from the date of hire. Work location: San Francisco – multiple locations. 

Research Coordinator

Req Number: 51490BR

Location: 550 16th St. - Mission Hall - Mission Bay

Work Days: Monday - Tuesday, 5 hours per day, starting at 9:00 am

Percentage: 50%

The proposed Research Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating research operations for a research study that aims to develop HIV and STI prevention messages for adolescents in Kenya.

The Research Coordinator will coordinate research activities of the study “Maneno Yetu” providing support for the Kenya-based Study Coordinator. This will include a) Administration, including development of manual of operations, management of human subjects approval at UCSF and in Kenya (including modifications and renewals), and preparation of reports for grant funders; b) Team development and leadership: Under general supervision, assist with the hiring and training of the Kenyan study teams, lead weekly team calls, troubleshoot problems with teams on-the-ground; and c) Data management and analysis: With the assistance of the UCSF and Kenyan data teams, work to ensure timely and accurate data collection and management through the development and administration of data collection tools and troubleshoot operational issues throughout the study period.

This 50% position will be based in San Francisco but requires travel to and extended stays in Kenya.

The Research Coordinator will be working with a multi-disciplinary team that is located in the US and Kenya and therefore must be available to work non-business day hours to account for time differences with the Kenyan research te (e.g., coordinate and host weekly 7 a.m. or 9 p.m. videoconference calls).

*Please refer to for other available UCSF positions.