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      #17522 - 04/21/01 10:32 PM

University of California, San Francisco's Center for AIDS Prevention

Great hands-on public health and research project management opportunity

On-Site Research Project Manager - Mumbai, India


The University of California, San Francisco's Center for AIDS Prevention
Studies announces the opening of the position of On-Site Project Manager to
work on a collaborative Indo-US research project, entitled, An Intervention
for Male STD Patients in India. This project is a behavioral intervention
trial designed to decrease HIV and STD infections and high risk behavior.

This post will be located in LTM General Hospital and Medical College in
Mumbai, India. The Project Manager will be responsible for administration
of all components related to this research project at two clinical sites:

1) the Out-Patient Department (OPD) of LTMG (Sion) Hospital in Sion,
2) the municipal (BMC) STI Clinic located in Central Mumbai

The starting date for this position is May 15, 2001, or as soon as

Applications for positions with a later start will also be considered. All
candidates should be prepared to commit to a one-year period of tenure.

Duties of the position include:
1. Supervision of local staff in clinical, laboratory, and social work
2. Oversight of the implementation of all clinical, laboratory and social
work protocols according to project guidelines.
3. Office management including purchasing, ordering, and maintenance of
4. Maintenance of clear communication with all partners in the study and
with the SF-based team.
5. Networking with local NGOs and with concerned government bodies as
6. Promotion of activities related to the development of staff and students
at the two clinical sites, and among NGO partners.
7. One trip back to the UCSF site per year for followup with the San
Francisco based team.

1. A degree in, or significant experience in, public health (or medicine)
2. Previous experience in health work in India or the South Asia region, or
comparable developing country environment.
3. Excellent project management skills
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work
with different levels of project implementation.
5. Ability to carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, with extreme
attention to detail.
6. Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of diverse population groups
presenting to our clinical sites, particularly with respect to men of lower
socio-economic status, men who have sex with men, and their male and female
sexual partners.
7. Knowledge of a wide range of issues associated with HIV/AIDS and STDs
including personal risk reduction, care for people with HIV/AIDS, and
social stigmatisation of people with HIV/AIDS.
8. Experience with public health or epidemiological research desirable, but
not necessary.

Commensurate with experience.


Jeffrey S. Mandel, PhD or
Krysia Lindan, MD or
Rachel Sacks, MPH

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