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Pediatrics Child Health Policy - Project Scientist

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 8th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Jan 8, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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 Division of Child Health Policy in the Department of Pediatrics of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is seeking a Project Scientist (80% time). The appointment will be in the Project Scientist series; academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, this position will support the operation and expansion of a national network of life course intervention researchers. The Life Course Intervention Research Network (LCIRN) cultivates and leverages the collective intelligence of a growing and generative life course intervention research community in order to identify new and innovative ways of improving life course trajectories for women and children, with a particular emphasis on reducing health disparities. Roles and responsibilities will entail a combination of administrative and research activities, including: overseeing a participatory process for developing/updating a life course intervention research agenda (LCIRA); working with teams of investigators across research institutions to produce publications and proposals to funders; supporting and carrying out data analysis and the generation of reports, briefs, peer-reviewed papers, and other publications furthering the field of life course intervention research; disseminating findings and other project related information to local, state, and national audiences, through blog posts, webinars, and presentations at meetings and conferences. The position will also lead or support the development and implementation of a training curriculum and scholars program to mentor/train early career life course intervention researchers. The individual in this position serves as a project representative with collaborating departments on campus as well as with key external partners and agencies, and involves collaborating and communicating effectively with a diverse group of content experts, funders, and other stakeholders at both public and private agencies at the local, state, national, and international levels.

This position requires a Ph.D. in a related field (e.g. Public Health, Developmental Psychology) or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years post-doctoral research experience. This is a Non-Senate position.

Interested applicants may apply through this link:

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required