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UCLA Health Project Director (Hybrid) in Los Angeles, California


The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is seeking to hire a full-time Project Director to join the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program (ISAP). You will oversee the execution and management of the outcomes analysis of a statewide UCLA Outcomes Analysis Project. This involves extensive qualitative and quantitative data collection across the state of CA. Primary duties include:

  • Present study goals and research design methods

  • Conduct data analysis, interpretation and visualization of findings

  • Conduct data related trainings and webinars

  • Train and supervise research staff

  • Manage communication and correspondence between stakeholders

  • Schedule project meetings between inter-agency collaborators

  • Oversee payments to subjects

  • Write literature reviews for reports, data briefs, and articles

  • Prepare data and findings for social media posts, newsletters, and other communication medias

  • Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Public Health or related field

Master's degree in Public Health, Social Science or related field (preferred)

Experience supervising one or more staff members

Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience managing health-related research or evaluation projects

Experience in quantitative data analysis using statistical software packages such as STATA, SPSS, or R

Experience in data collection, including interviewing, and web-based survey applications (e.g., Qualtrics)

Knowledge and familiarity with peer-delivered substance use disorder and/or mental health services (preferred)

Demonstrated ability to write research papers and reports that use correct syntax and grammar, and clearly represent findings

Skill in reading, synthesizing and summarizing technical and scientific documents

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing with participants, community members, staff and supervisors

Ability and comfort communicating with persons of diverse social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with program staff, policymakers and other stakeholders

Ability to travel (domestically), and work occasional evenings/weekends

Valid driver's license, dependable car, and insurance for field data interviews and attending conferences

Organizational skills and strong attention to detail to maintain records and coordinate other tasks as required

Demonstrated knowledge of personal computers and relevant software programs (e.g., Box, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)

Skills in critically analyzing information, programs, problems, situations, and practices to formulate thoughtful and relevant conclusions

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.