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Research Scientist Position - NCCTS

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The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA currently has an opening for a Project Scientist or Researcher to join the research project of Drs. Melissa Brymer and Robert Pynoos at the UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. We are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and dedicated researcher to participate in an NIJ-funded project designed to understand the short- and long-term impact of school shootings and mass violence events. This project includes 12 study sites in which a violent event has taken place in the past 5 years. The research scientist will take a leadership role in the design of metrics, data analysis, and interpretation of findings from this multi-site study. This will also include overseeing data collection and preparation and completion of data-based reports for presentations and publications. The research scientist will oversee the publication review committee to ensure quality and validity of reports emerging from this project. This individual will provide statistical oversight to partners’ statistical teams to ensure appropriateness of data analytic strategies. The position requires a Ph.D. in a health science-related field. Experience in methodological approaches to qualitative and quantitative research is required. A background in manuscript writing and data analysis is also required, along with experience working with a national team of researchers from different backgrounds.

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience as determined by NIJ guidelines. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter outlining academic interests, curriculum vitae, bibliography and at least two letters of reference to the UCLA Academic Recruitment application portal.

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional - Bibliography

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required