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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor In-Residence- The UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute

Application Window

Open November 8th, 2021 through Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites nominations and applications for an assistant to associate professor in residence in the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and Department of Medicine. The objective of this full-time position is to support the core research mission of the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, which is to coordinate and conduct large observational, epidemiologic research studies as well as clinical trials that address lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that affect health; understand the mechanisms underlying integrative health approaches; and understand contributions to improved health and wellness made by complementary health interventions. The candidate is expected to provide data management, statistical design, and analysis support to faculty, providers and managers engaged in clinical and basic science research as well as quality improvement efforts. The candidate is expected to have excellent statistical and data analytical skills, as well as being willing to embrace new challenges, solve complex statistical inquiries, maintain highly organized systems, and possess motivation to work within the field of Integrative Health research.
Work duties will include participating in research design phase of projects and development, as well as dissemination of study results and findings. The candidate may be asked to collect, analyze, and interpret biological and health science data across multiple research entities as well as develop appropriate methodologies for addressing study hypothesizes using population-based, administrative databases, and other data sources. The candidate will also respond to a broad range of complex statistical issues, arising in a variety of clinical and health science research settings.
Duties include:
• Participate in research design phase of projects (power analyses for sample size estimates, write up of data analyses plans for specific aims)
• Advise researchers regarding various approaches to managing issues related to data and subject attrition
• Prepare research proposals for funding
• Develop approaches for data management, assuring integrity of data
• Create analytic files with detailed documentation
• Select appropriate statistical tools for addressing a given research question
• Implement data analysis through statistical programming
• Present results for investigators using graphs and tables
• Summarize findings orally and in written form
• Mentor collaborators in areas of experimental design, quality control, and statistical analysis
• Develop oral and written dissemination of findings for conference presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles
• Oversee lower-level staff on issues related to quality control and creation of analysis files
• Collaborate with researchers to design solutions to relevant medical questions and maximize the value of our diverse data sources to the community and medical population
• Determine how to implement and deploy AI solutions into clinical care
• Develop AI tools and integrate them with our internal data management system to automate clinical queries and research questions
• Connect research data to medical knowledge to streamline the process of answering clinical research questions
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on the needs of the Institute. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledge of scientific approach and methodologies, including the principles, concepts, methods, and standards of research statistics
• Knowledge and familiarity with clinical trials and experimental designs
• Experience with large datasets and database use, particularly administrative databases and electronic medical records
• Experience with healthcare data
• Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize projects.
• Strong knowledge of at least one programming language (python, R, Javascript, C++) and database skills (SQL)
• Experience machine learning and deep learning approaches
• Experience with genomic or multiomics data analysis
• Strong communication and presentation skills
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
• PhD in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, biomedical informatics, computer science, psychology or related field of study
• Three or more years of experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED)
• Proficient in at least two statistical languages: R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA
• Skills in descriptive analysis, modeling of data, and graphic interfaces
• Outstanding ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
• Demonstrated excellence in at least one area of expertise, which may include AI methodology; statistical methodology, such as handling missing data, statistical informatics; statistical computing; database design (e.g., expertise in RedCAP or MySQL); graphical techniques (e.g., expertise in Illustrator)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• PhD in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, biomedical informatics, computer science, psychology or related field of study
• Three or more years of experience.

• Proficient in at least two statistical languages: R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA
• Skills in descriptive analysis, modeling of data, and graphic interfaces
• Outstanding ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
• Demonstrated excellence in at least one area of expertise, which may include AI methodology; statistical methodology, such as handling missing data, statistical informatics; statistical computing; database design (e.g., expertise in RedCAP or MySQL); graphical techniques (e.g., expertise in Illustrator)

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 5-12 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07222

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