Hiring for the Adolescent Trials Network at UCLA

The UCLA Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) research group is hiring several research and intervention positions to start in January 2017 for work with young people ages 12 to 24 years at-risk for or living with HIV.

 

All positions are half-time with full-time benefits and pay $22.57 per hour.  Work hours are typically afternoons and evenings. Training in February may have some full-time requirements.   Some positions may become full-time depending on
project needs over time.  UCLA graduate students are also being considered for GSR positions.

 

Qualified candidates must have experience working in HIV, STI, and/or drug abuse research or programs with young adults or adolescents, and particularly with minority men who have sex with men, trans women, homeless youth, or incarcerated
youth.

 

The positions and contacts to send resumes and covers letters to apply or inquire are as follows:

 

1. Recruiter/Interviewer/HIV Test Counselor

– This is a field-based position to work in L.A. area agencies to identify, screen, recruit, enroll, interview and conduct rapid diagnostic tests for HIV, STIs, and drug use with youth. 

– Position will also be responsible for tracking, retaining, and follow-up interviews with participants over 24-months of follow-up.

– Reliable transportation on a daily basis for getting to and from field sites is required.

– Ideal candidates will be certified and experienced HIV test-counselors with venipuncture phlebotomy certification (but training will be provided for other qualified candidates). 

– Contact:  Maryann Koussa, MPH, Project Director –
mkoussa@mednet.ucla.edu

 

2. eNavigator/Coach/Case Manager

– This is an office-based position to provide service navigation and counseling primarily by telephone, text-messaging, social media private messaging, or video chat. 

– Intervention activities include health insurance enrollment support, medical and prevention service linkage, adherence support, and cognitive-behavioral coaching strategies delivered a client-centered strengths-based case management protocol.

– Intervention outcomes include HIV prevention and/or treatment continuum outcomes (linkage, retention, adherence), repeat testing, condom use, PrEP and nPEP use and adherence, substance abuse, mental health, and life skills (food and housing
security, job support, education, healthy relationships, social support).

– Ideal candidates will be familiar with L.A. area service systems and providers, and have experience in delivering evidence-based interventions, patient-navigation, and/or case management with youth. 

 

Contact:  Danielle Harris, MPH, Intervention Director
dmharris@mednet.ucla.edu