Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Scientist University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 32106 Salary: 5325-10533
Position Description: Serve as a Research Scientist in the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The incumbent will join a dynamic and productive research team engaged in a broad and rich portfolio of community-partnered research, as well as extensive community outreach and engagement activities, designed to address health disparities in the greater Los Angeles region and beyond. Examples of research projects include studies on uptake of HPV vaccination, obesity control, cancer screening, tobacco control, and other preventive health measures. The focus is on pragmatic implementation trials, in real world settings, to reduce the disproportionate burden of disease in underserved groups. The work in the centers involves survey research; quantitative and qualitative methods; comparative effectiveness trials; program evaluation; implementation science; and utilization of EHR and other administrative databases for research purposes.
Responsibilities of this position include: plan and implement research activities; coordinate and facilitate the daily operations of projects on campus and at community sites; work with community partners to develop and implement interventions; train and oversee project staff, students and interns; manage the collection, organization, and interpretation of research data; participate in manuscript and grant proposal writing.
The incumbent will have the opportunity to further his/her research and leadership capabilities by authoring scientific manuscripts and presentations, participating in the development of grant proposals, mentoring students and interns, participating in community engagement activities and in the overall planning of new initiatives in the Center. For qualified candidates, there is potential for a concurrent academic appointment
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.