The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist. This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies in the areas of aging, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia caregiving in underserved communities. In addition to coordinating ongoing research projects in the Diversity and Disparities Lab, the junior specialist will do the following: Specific research and technical activities:
Review journal articles and engage in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results.
Review journal manuscripts and publications related to aging and Alzheimer's disease and dementia caregiving in underserved populations.
Conduct research participant consents and assessments.
Responsible for data entry of quantitative data. The junior specialist will enter data of research participants in various studies (i.e., measures of caregiver burden, depression, quality of life, stress, etc.) and develop a system for data management
Data analysis will occur via team meetings where everyone's input on data interpretation and analysis will be solicited.
The junior specialist will be invited to participate in writing/co-authoring conference abstracts and manuscripts for publication. Specific responsibilities will include writing the Introduction or Methods of an abstract or paper.
Coordinate lab meetings
Assist with ongoing research studies
Assist with coordination of recruitment, outreach, and engagement events in the community
Filing and keeping data folders updated
The employment contract is for one year, but there is the possibility of extension depending on research need and candidate's trajectory.
Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in social sciences. Demonstrated experience in being a part of a research lab and coordinating research/programmatic activities. Interest in social determinants of health, aging, dementia, and dementia caregiving.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to speak Vietnamese and/or Spanish, with preference for individuals who are literate in the Vietnamese language and/or Spanish language.
Appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. The term of this appointment is short term, based on the needs of the research projects. The appointment will be 100% time.
To receive full consideration, applications must be received by June 30, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae as PDF files. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least 2 references.
UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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