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Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Networks and Health (Lakon Network Cascades Lab)

Application Window

Open date: January 21st, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, May 9, 2022 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: Friday, Sep 30, 2022 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.

Position description

Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Networks and Health (Lakon Network Cascades Lab)

This is an ad to recruit for a postdoctoral research position to work with Cynthia Lakon, Associate Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Health, Society, & Behavior, Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. This postdoctoral position has an expected term of 12 months (with the possibility of extension), conditional on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Earliest start date is summer 2021 and applications will be considered until the position is filled. The purpose of this position is to carry out research on various topics in the area of social networks and health.

Background: Candidates should have a background and research interests in one or more the areas of: adolescent peer networks, social support, and adolescent substance use; elderly adult social networks and cognitive functioning; the social networks of adult stroke survivors; or injection drug user networks. The postdoctoral researcher will have the ability to work on projects in any or all of these areas. Some of this research work will entail using dynamic network methodologies, including stochastic actor-based models. Other aspects of the scope of work will require knowledge of egocentric network analysis. Successful candidates will have experience with one or more of these methodologies and strong writing skills. The postdoctoral scholar will have the option to join a multidisciplinary research team and will work in conjunction with other faculty, student, and postdoctoral researchers at the Center for Networks and Relational Analysis at UC Irvine on studies of dynamic adolescent networks and substance use. This setting provides extensive opportunities to work both independently and in a team setting with researchers in disciplines ranging from public health and criminology to computer science and statistics.

Qualifications: The candidate will be expected to have a PhD, or a Master’s degree and PhD submitted, at the time of beginning the position, with degrees expected to be in public health, anthropology, sociology, psychology, mathematics, statistics, or another closely related discipline. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues.

Application Process:
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Research Statement
• Contact information of three references
• Statement of Inclusive Excellence Activities - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Candidates should direct inquiries regarding this position to:
Cynthia Lakon, PhD MPH
Associate Professor & Interim Chair
Department of Health, Society, & Behavior
Program in Public Health
Anteater Instruction & Research Office (AIRB)
653 E. Peltason Road
Suite 2010, 2nd Floor
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3957,
clakon@uci.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The candidate will be expected to have a PhD, or a Master’s degree and PhD submitted, at the time of beginning the position, with degrees expected to be in public health, anthropology, sociology, psychology, mathematics, statistics, or another closely related discipline.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07301

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.