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Asst./Assoc. Specialist for Research in Tobacco Regulatory Science

Application Window

Open date: February 11th, 2022

Most recent review date: Saturday, Apr 30, 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: Thursday, Jun 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

Assistant or Associate Specialist for Research in Tobacco Regulatory Science

The Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention, Program in Public Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, at the University of California, Irvine seeks an Assistant or Associate Specialist research professional to assist with a qualitative study examining cannabis users’ receptivity to using a non-tobacco product for blunt smoking.

We are seeking to hire a highly motivated individual who has excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and experience conducting interviews. The individual hired for this position will be involved in 1) recruiting study participants through social media; 2) interviewing participants in focus groups; 3) transcribing audio files into text; 4) managing and analyzing the data in a qualitative software program (Atlas.ti); and 5) assisting with the preparation of manuscripts. Research opportunities for other related projects (e.g., cannabis marketing) may arise through the course of employment.

This full-time position is funded through research grants and is contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of grant funding.
Requirements: 1) Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, communication, psychology, or other related field; 2) Excellent communication (oral and written) and interviewing skills; 3) Organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management; 4) Strong teamwork skills and 5) Five to Ten years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization. Prior experience working with focus groups is preferred but not required.

Application Process:
To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07327

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Current Research Interests and Experience
  3. Statement of Inclusive Excellence Activities
  4. Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCIs Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Program in Public Health recognizes the value of diversity in its academic researchers and strongly supports UCI’s mission for equity and inclusiveness. We are committed to ensuring accountability, providing training and education, conducting responsive research, and building sustainable partnerships. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

1) Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, communication, psychology, or other related field

2) Excellent communication (oral and written) and interviewing skills

3) Organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management

4) Strong teamwork skills.

5) Five to Ten years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07327

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

Anteater Instruction and Research Building (AIRB) 653 E. Peltason Drive, 2nd Fl., Irvine, CA 92697-3957