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Want to work with leading experts in the field of reproductive health, improving the lives of women around the world through research, training and advocacy? Join us! Below are the current job opportunities at the UCSF Bixby Center. For details on qualifications and requirements, see the full job descriptions. To apply for faculty positions, use the UCSF AP Recruit portal. To apply for staff positions, use the UCSF Careers portal.

Current job opportunities

National Office Specialist, Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Program and the Fellowship in Family Planning. The National Office Specialist will conduct analyses and use professional concepts to apply organization policies and procedures to oversee a variety of ongoing administrative operational issues supporting the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning and the Fellowship in Family Planning, two national training initiatives with over 94 programs and 320 faculty across the country.

Research Analyst, Beyond the Pill. Beyond the Pill has multiple openings for Research Analysts. The Research Analyst will be responsible for recruiting and collecting data from study participants at colleges, providing health information to participants, and maintaining and organizing study records. This position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; careful attention to detail; and excellent computer and web-based skills. Prior experience in reproductive health research and/or services required. This position requires substantial travel throughout California, with the ability to work offsite during the week. Please note: there are multiple openings for this position, available for either 4-month or 9-month contracts.

Project Director, Clinical Research, ANSIRH. The Project Director is responsible for the implementation of multiple research projects on complex reproductive health issues, specifically the California Home Abortion by Telemedicine (CHAT) Study, the Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment project and other reproductive health studies as additional opportunities arise. The particular focus will be research on an innovative distribution study for medication abortion through telemedicine (CHAT Study) and supporting the development of new measures of the sexual and reproductive empowerment of young adults (SHREYA scale).

Faculty Position, Reproductive Health. The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking faculty members with expertise in quantitative or qualitative social science reproductive health research for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. We are particularly interested in researchers with experience in adolescent reproductive decision-making, health economics, health services research and/or program evaluation. We seek social scientists (PhD or DrPH) with extensive experience and a distinguished publication record. This is a soft money position; successful candidates need to have full funding for three years or a K award. Academic rank and track will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching/mentoring, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Interested candidates should send a letter of inquiry that discusses their substantive interests and experience, curriculum vitae as well as contact information for three references to the chair of the search committee, Diana Greene Foster, PhD Professor.

Project Director, ANSIRH. The Project Director leads and directs the development and implementation of projects and research studies for: the Public Health Approaches to Abortion project, the Drug and Alcohol Pregnancy Policy Studies project, and the Evaluation of Abortion Restrictions Project along with other Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) projects. He/she will represent the projects to a variety of external partners including collaborators, administrators, providers, and others.

Project Director, ANSIRHThe Project Director is responsible for overseeing the implementation of multiple research studies on complex issues. The particular focus will be research on access to medication abortion, including innovative methodologies for study design and recruitment, data collection with patients and clinicians, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative study findings. The primary responsibility of this position will be administrative and management focused, including facilitating budget planning and reporting for multiple projects and managing a team of at least four staff members. This person will serve as the primary liaison to the Principal Investigator (PI) and supervise day-to-day activities, including dealing with major department managers.

Project Administrative Analyst, FPACT. The FPACT Project Administrative Analyst uses professional concepts to apply organization policies and procedures to oversee a variety of ongoing administrative operational issues involved in assisting with the implementation of Family PACT (FPACT) program deliverables. Administers defined operational program, tracking deliverables, updating and managing FPACT provider database, assisting in the production of online resources and services, and aiding in the production of educational materials, resources and curricula that support the services of FPACT providers and their patient populations throughout California. Analyzes and resolves operational problems of moderate scope.

Professional Researchers, Bixby Center. The Bixby Center is seeking Professional Researchers to conduct research and data analysis on studies related to alcohol and drug use during pregnancy and public health approaches to abortion care, family planning studies and/or abortion research. We are looking for a qualitatively-trained researchers with a Ph.D. or DrPH in public health, sociology, health services research or related disciplines by the end of August 2018. We are interested in researchers with expertise in the following areas: reproductive health policy, abortion access, alcohol/drug use, or use of research evidence in policy making. Candidates must have outstanding academic writing skills and a strong background in qualitative study design and data analysis. Experience in some quantitative data analysis , preferably in Stata; skill in synthesizing research from multiple sources and disciplines to find clear themes and applications is preferred. Experience researching how to translate academic research to inform policy makers and public health practitioners is strongly preferred. The researcher will work with faculty to design and conduct research on public health approaches to abortion, family planning as well as policies related to drug/alcohol use during pregnancy. Content knowledge of both abortion, family planning and alcohol/drug use during pregnancy is strongly preferred. Responsibilities will include designing and implementing studies, conducting literature reviews, data analyses, presenting at scientific conferences and publishing papers in the peer reviewed literature. 

Contraceptive Training Specialist, Beyond the Pill. Beyond the Pill has an opening for a full-time Contraceptive Training Specialist to contribute to our national training program. The Contraceptive Training Specialist will lead trainings on contraceptive methods including LARC, patient education and counseling skills, implicit bias, reproductive justice and health equity; develop and foster relationships with other organizations; adapt and update training curriculum; and more. Experience with reproductive health or social justice training, expertise in contraceptive education and counseling, and thorough knowledge of delivering training programs required. Ideal candidates will bring experience as an engaging speaker and dynamic group facilitator who can establish rapport with diverse health care groups. 

Faculty Members, Bixby Center. The UCSF Bixby Center seeks researchers (MD, PhD or DrPH) with extensive experience, a distinguished publication record in reproductive health research and a robust research portfolio. These are soft money positions; successful candidates have full funding for three years and be able to describe their funding portfolio. Academic rank and track will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


How to apply

To apply for a staff position, go to the UCSF Careers portal, click on “Search openings” and find the position by entering the program name or position title in the keyword box. If you have not used the UCSF Careers website before, you will need to create a user account to submit an application. This guide describes the steps to apply.

To apply for a faculty position, go to the UCSF AP Recruit portal and enter the position title in the search box. If you have not used AP Recruit before, you will need to create a user account to submit an application. This guide describes the steps to apply.


Our commitment to equal opportunity

The University of California, San Francisco, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.