Assistant/Associate/Full Research Economist Position University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04529 Recruitment Period Open date: April 30th, 2019 Next review date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The University of California, Los Angeles Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (UCLA ISAP) is one of the world's leading Substance Use Disorders (SUD) research, training, and technical assistance organizations. It is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, the top-ranked public University in the nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2019). UCLA ISAP works with an array of funders and stakeholders to improve SUD treatment and related policymaking. UCLA ISAP experts are regularly sought out by policymakers and the news media for information and recommendations. We are seeking an economic researcher who will work on multiple projects aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic and improving substance use disorder treatment in California and beyond. The successful candidate will work as part of a team while taking a leading role in conducting economic analyses. The researcher will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple Principal Investigators (PIs) as well as receive support and guidance from a leading health economist in the field of substance use disorders. Responsibilities will include analyzing large datasets, managing projects, interacting with stakeholders, making presentations, writing articles and reports, and developing funding proposals.
Researchers at UCLA ISAP benefit from a vibrant team-oriented environment, and the candidate will be expected to form collaborative relationships. At the same time, personal development is encouraged, and eventual independent leadership of projects is a long-term goal for this position.
The position requires a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related field, with experience in health-related research or evaluation work, and experience conducting economic evaluations, including cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses. Position may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level depending on experience. Experience analyzing data from Electronic Health Records, Medicaid data, or data from other government systems (e.g. criminal justice) is preferred. Must have a deep interest in public policy and substance use disorders.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with the UCLA Professional Research Series. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter outlining academic interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information of two references to the application portal at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/. For further information, please contact Darren Urada, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 and Affirmative Action Policy.
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
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.
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.