Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Public Health
University of California San Diego
The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science (https://hwsph.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego, is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body and seeks a Project Scientist (non-tenured, Assistant, Associate or Full level) to contribute to new and ongoing public health research studies focusing on nutrition and chronic disease prevention.
As a critical member of the research team, the Project Scientist will contribute to the planning, development, and implementation of research studies and be responsible for major contributions to scientific writing, grant writing, and presentations of research findings, including: collaborating on the development and implementation of strategic research grant proposals; participating in the collection, organization, management, analysis, and presentation of research data, including preparing scientific reports, manuscripts, and presentations for academic and community audiences; helping investigators meet publication and research program priorities; utilizing continuous improvement methodologies to evaluate and ensure that future plans and processes are informed by research findings.
At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research team, but are not necessarily leaders of the research team. They are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation but will publish and carry out research or creative programs with supervision by a member of the Professor or Professional Research series. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities.
Appointments and duration vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.
Required Qualification: Doctorate degree or its equivalent in a related field of study by the time of appointment.
Candidates must also have:
Experience in grant writing and development
Demonstrated experience in publishing papers
Demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to advance UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity
Preferred Qualifications include:
Postdoctoral or equivalent experience
Experience with nutrition, chronic disease prevention, public health, epidemiology, or social science research
Knowledge of biostatistics and strong data analysis skills
Experience in project development and planning
Appointment will be at Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist level based on background and experience.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
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, or status as a protected veteran.
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