The Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZFGH) is recruiting for the position of Project and Policy Analyst to work with the Director of the UCSF Health Communications Research Program.
The Project and Policy Analyst will work at DGIM, and as part of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations Health Communications Research Program, to support the Program on a range of projects in the fields of health equity, health communication and chronic disease prevention. Current projects include a newly funded, NIDDK Center for Type 2 Diabetes Translational Research (P30, The DREAMS Center: Diabetes Research for Equity through Advanced Multilevel Science); a CDC-funded project on social policies and diabetes (U01,The LIFESPAN-D Project, Longitudinal Food security Experiments via Supplemental Assistance with Nutrition for Diabetes); an NIDDK-funded evaluation of sugary beverage taxes (R01, the EVIDENCE Project, Evaluating Interventions in Diabetogenic Environments via Natural Controlled Experiments). These projects each have between 2-4 years of funding still available. Additional projects include using machine learning to measure health literacy; running the WHO-award winning Bigger Picture Campaign (www.thebiggerpicture.org) to end diabetes (with a community partner, Youth Speaks); and evaluating COVID-related public health communications in Angola (CDC).
The Project & Policy Analyst will support the Principal Investigator (PI) in his leadership role as Director of the UCSF Health Communications Research Program, including dissemination activities of the Program and its faculty: drafting Program communications, social media posts, periodic newsletters and web-based articles and improving the website content. Examples include soliciting newsworthy updates from Program faculty and draft compelling communications to internal and external stakeholders to increase visibility of the Program. In addition, the individual will help build community amongst Center faculty and staff through seminar activities. Finally, the Project & Policy Analyst will maintain and foster external community partnerships and promote external community engagement.
The Project & Policy Analyst will also be responsible for project management for the PI's research grants, help ensure execution of project deliverables and assist with process and impact evaluation activities across research projects. Responsibilities will also include drafting reports to funders (NIDDK, CDC), organizing team meetings and facilitating scientific presentations, drafting and managing submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), assisting in manuscript writing and new grant preparations, and supporting additional research activities that may arise from these and other projects. Additional responsibilities will include: conducting literature searches on PubMed, maintaining reference libraries for the investigators, and synthesizing data and literature references into presentation formats, including manuscripts; maintaining files, submitting expense reports and ensuring reimbursement of expenses for ongoing projects; coordinating research meetings, including scheduling, taking notes, distributing minutes, following up on action steps, etc.; assisting with purchasing supplies, data entry, and conducting other tasks as necessary (under the supervision of the investigator) to ensure successful completion of the projects.
The Project & Policy Analyst will also support the PI on his research and Center-related administrative and teaching responsibilities, including maintaining his calendar; up-to-date CVs, biosketches and Other Support documents; supporting the national CME course he co-directs and the Global Health Sciences course on NCDs that he directs; performing graphic design for papers and presentations; drafting letters of support and promotional materials; making travel arrangements; submitting expense reimbursements; and event planning.
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 high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.