Job Openings: (1) Intervention Coach with Adolescent HIV Trial, and (2) Research Administrator

Adolescent HIV Trials Network (ATN) Job Openings


UCLA is seeking candidates for a full-time position as Intervention Coach position on the NIH-funded ATN-CARES projects working with HIV-positive and high-risk seronegative young adults (ages 18-24) in Los Angeles.  We are also seeking a full-time Research Center Development and Publications Administrator who would support the ATN project and several projects in South Africa working with mothers and children, and young men, at-risk for and living with HIV in interventions with community health workers, and soccer and job training, respectively.  Highlights of the positions are noted below.


Please send cover letters and CVs/resumes to Dr. Dallas Swendeman at


Intervention Coach

Intervention Coaches deliver strengths-based, client-centered life/health coaching intervention via telephone, text-messaging, and in person, and co-moderate online peer-support groups, across three projects: “Optimizing the HIV Prevention Continuum for High-Risk HIV-Negative youth,” “Stepped-Care for Youth Living with HIV,” and “Monitoring Viral Reservoirs of YLH Treated During Acute HIV Infection.”  See study website here and project descriptions at and Key qualifications and duties include:

  • Bachelors degree or extensive experience delivering HIV-related behavioral interventions
  • Experience serving young, minority men who have sex with men
  • Knowledge of Southern California area services for HIV, STI, and substance abuse prevention and treatment, housing and job services, and youth support services.
  • Deliver strengths-based, client-centered coaching in a non-manualized format
  • Co-moderate online peer support groups, and boost engagement and participation
  • Work collaboratively with Principal Investigators, Intervention Director, clinical supervisor, recruitment and assessment team, community partners, and parallel team in New Orleans
  • Meet project timelines and deliverables, following study protocols, including routine documentation of intervention delivery using mobile/web-based case management tools
  • Travel to community partner sites in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and other areas in Southern California to engage intervention participants and deliver coaching intervention
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement of intervention tools and protocols, including work with Youth Advisory Boards
  • Establish and maintain clear and professional boundaries with participants
  • Follow emergency procedures and reporting of adverse events
  • Full-time position with generous UCLA benefits
  • Salary is set based on UCLA equity policies at approximately $47,000 annually



Research Center Development and Publications Administrator

The Development and Publications Administrator provides office-based research support to the Global Center for Children and Families Center Director (see on: development and submission of publications, writing and maintaining IRB protocols, supporting grant applications and reports, and communicating with multiple parties for meeting and travel coordination. Research focus will primarily be on maternal and child health projects based in South Africa, and utilizing community health workers to address syndemic HIV, depression, and alcohol use in at risk populations. Key qualifications and duties include:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Strong writing and manuscript editing skills
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to conduct thorough scientific literature reviews
  • Excellent communications skills and familiarity working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Flexible for shifting priorities on a daily and weekly basis while tracking and maintaining awareness of all priorities and communicating clearly around implications for timelines and deliverables
  • Ability to work early mornings for calls with international partners
  • Full-time position with generous UCLA benefits
  • Salary is set based on UCLA equity policies at approximately $47,000 annually