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Research Assistant 

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About the Organization One of the nation's leading 501(c)3 nonprofit fiscal sponsors, PHFE has served nonprofit and government agencies since 1968. PHFE's staff provides a wide spectrum of nationally recognized infrastructure and support expertise. With Fiscal Sponsorship, Infrastructure Management, and Consulting Services, nonprofit and government agencies are able to reduce administrative overhead, improve accountability and spend more time and funding on programming and service delivery.

PHFE's services help make communities healthier and make a difference in the lives of millions of people served by our government and nonprofit clients.  
Location CAN014 - San Francisco, CA  
Program Name SFDPH – STD Prevention and Control Services Section  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $22.50 per hour  
Open Date 10/17/2012  
Travel Requirement <10%  

Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE) is accepting applications for a full-time Research Assistant to work in the San Francisco STD Prevention and Control Services Section. 



Under supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI)/ Director, STD Prevention and Control Services Section, the Research Assistant will have primary responsibility for coordinating, conducting, and overseeing multiple clinical research studies being carried out in the STD Section. The Research Assistant will be responsible for the day-to-day conduct of the studies; developing and maintaining study protocols and documentation and communicating with clinic personnel, study sponsors, and regulatory agencies.



  • Submitting protocols and documentation for approval to the UCSF Committee on Human Research (CHF) prior to study initiation
  • Writing and maintaining study protocols and operational manuals
  • Establishing and organizing study files, including regulatory binders, study-specific source documentation and other materials
  • Consenting and enrolling new study participants, as needed
  • Maintaining excellent data collection practices and quality of data
  • Performing weekly quality control of all study documents
  • Assisting clinic staff in collection, storage, and shipment of specimens, as needed
  • Maintaining effective and ongoing communication with sponsor, research participants and the PI
  • Updating any necessary regulatory documentation
  • Meeting weekly with PI to review activity and discuss study-related issues
  • Submitting project invoices and updating study budgets
  • Coordinating site visits from sponsor and regulatory agency staff
  • Participating in weekly Epidemiology team meetings and Journal Club
  • Performing other related duties, as required
Position Requirements


  • Ability to operate a computer and are proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software including Microsoft Word and EXCEL
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; high level of attention to detail
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and to work independently in a high-pressure environment
  • Sensitivity to ethnically, culturally, economically and racially diverse populations
  • Comfortable discussing sexual behavior and HIV transmission risks


  • Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university


  • One year of verifiable experience coordinating clinical research studies.
  • Background knowledge of STD pathogenesis, transmission, and treatment; knowledge of STD and HIV and medical terminology

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