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Specialist Series-Hematology Oncology

Application Window

Open October 11th, 2021 through Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Hematology/Oncology Division in the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, is recruiting for a full-time Specialist Series academic to support research projects in the research team of Principal Investigator, Dr. Sunmin Lee. This Specialist Series academic position is available immediately.

Dr. Sunmin Lee’s research focuses on reducing health disparities among racial/ethnic minority populations, especially among Asian Americans. She has incorporated both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has conducted both epidemiologic and intervention studies, to comprehensively examine the etiologies of health disparities and design, implement, and evaluate randomized controlled trials that are culturally and linguistically appropriate to reduce health disparities.

Currently, Dr. Lee is conducting the following research projects:

  1. NIH-funded study to investigate longitudinal associations between immigrant stressors and sleep health and its impact on cardiometabolic health of Asian immigrants.
  2. NIH-funded RCT study to increase colorectal cancer screening among Chinese and Korean Americans using shared decision making approach.
  3. NIH-funded study to investigate disparities in cancer screening among people with and without Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
  4. Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center funded study to examine factors associated with stomach cancer screening and Helicobacter Pylori testing among Asian Americans.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Specialist Series academic will provide long-term research projects support to Dr. Sunmin Lee’s research activities.

JOB DUTIES
Work with Principal Investigator and other academic researchers to manage ongoing research projects as well as participate in literature review, data collection, data analysis and manuscript developments. Perform a variety of research activities required for research projects requiring ingenuity, resourcefulness, and adaptability to special and changing needs of research; and participate in collaborative projects and/or project development activities involving multidisciplinary researchers from various academic institutions.

Assist with overseeing field work/data collection and coordinating/communicating among the research team members regarding research tasks; work with student staff members in the team on any given project including providing training for new staff members on the research protocols; and engage frequently with internal and external contacts on specific projects or subjects.

The Specialist Series academic will also be encouraged to attend and present the results of their research at scientific conferences, participate in study meetings and interact with collaborative research groups; mentor and work with graduate and undergraduate students; develop and pursue their own research ideas; as well as develop and polish any skills and experiences that they feel will best prepare them for their career goals.

Qualifications:
We are seeking motivated applicants who have a master’s or doctoral degree(s) in public health, epidemiology, or related field. Epidemiology or public health related work or research experience is required. The successful candidate must have a broad range of skills, including excellent written and oral communication skills, adaptability, the ability to maintain effective interactions and collaborations with other members of the team and scientific community, and organizational skills. Attention to detail and following written and verbal directions is essential. Experience of participating in data analysis, manuscript development, or/and bilingual in Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese is a plus.

The position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate and is for a period of at least one year with the possibility of renewal.

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Additional information regarding the available position can be obtained by contacting:
Sunmin Lee, ScD, MPH
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine
sunminl7@hs.uci.edu

Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

We are seeking motivated applicants who have a master’s or doctoral degree(s) in public health, epidemiology, or related field. Epidemiology or public health related work or research experience is required. The successful candidate must have a broad range of skills, including excellent written and oral communication skills, adaptability, the ability to maintain effective interactions and collaborations with other members of the team and scientific community, and organizational skills. Attention to detail and following written and verbal directions is essential.

Assistant rank - MS or 5 yrs experience
Associate rank - MS or 5-10 yrs experience
Specialist rank - Terminal degree (PhD/MD) or 10+ yrs experience

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07158

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA & Orange, CA