Assistant Researcher - School of Public Health - Epidemiology UC
University of California Berkeley
September 14, 2018
Position: Assistant Researcher - School of Public Health - Epidemiology UC
Location: Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience
Start Date: October 01, 2018 (targeted date)
The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Researcher, in the area of Epidemiology. The initial appointment is for one year, full-time with the possibility of renewal based on performance and the availability of funding.
The early career researcher would join a team that specializes in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs around the world to improve health and wellbeing. More about the research can be found at: http://mccoy.sph.berkeley.edu/ and https://bit.ly/2urJBKU
Duties: The Assistant Researcher will be a member of the Principal Investigator's (PI) research team and will work under the general direction of the PI. The ideal candidate loves exploring data, has a strong foundation in epidemiology and biostatistics, and has experience leading projects using techniques from causal inference, econometrics, or related disciplines. At the same time, the ideal candidate also has a passion for fieldwork and data collection, working in global settings (particularly in sub- Saharan Africa), collaborating with a diverse team, and applying new and innovative approaches to global health (e.g., human centered design, machine learning). The specific duties of the position include: leading independent statistical analyses, writing peer-reviewed manuscripts, supervising observational and experimental epidemiological studies, and developing and contributing to research proposals, and disseminating research findings through attendance at conference and other venues. Demonstrated research productivity will be expected.
The candidate will be expected to spend 50% of their time supervising several ongoing research projects related to sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa and 50% of their time leading data analysis activities and writing grants and manuscripts with the research team.
Basic qualifications (required at the time of application):
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program
Additional qualifications (required by the start date of the job):
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)
Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in epidemiology or economics
Publication record which demonstrates research productivity
Experience managing large complex projects abroad
Work experience in advanced data analysis skills in R or equivalent
Experience with data visualization; e.g., R Shiny
Experience working on projects in collaboration with government and implementing partners
Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with experience
Please direct questions to Kathy Leviege at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include: 1) 1-2 page cover letter, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Statement of research, and 4) The names of three references and their contact information.
This position will remain open until filled.
Letters of reference will only be solicited for the finalist. References should be from persons who are familiar with the applicant's qualifications for the position. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The School of Public Health is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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