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Department of Radiological Sciences Assistant Specialist 2022-2023

Application Window

Open date: August 30, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 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: Wednesday, Nov 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

Department of Radiological Sciences
Assistant Specialist 2022-2023

Position is available at the University of California, Irvine, Department of Radiological Sciences for a one year appointment, non-senate, Assistant Specialist.

The position involves assisting faculty with research investigation in the health services research. Areas of research include costs of care discussion with patients, improving patients’ care adherence, shared decision making, patient preferences, and health disparities predominantly in patients with cancer, but also other health conditions.

Incumbent is expected to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise. Incumbent will assume responsibilities including: 1) providing support for recruitment and participant engagement; 2) maintaining study database (RedCAP); creating data reports; 3) conducting literature reviews; 4) assisting with protocol development and IRB submission; 5) assisting with presentations, reports, and manuscript writing; 6) assisting with training and supervising student research assistants; and assisting with other tasks as needed. There is close collaboration with other departments and institutions.

The Sadigh Lab is renowned for expertise in health services research. The overarching mission of the Sadigh Laboratory is to improve evidence-based health care delivery. The group has a proven track-record of obtaining competitive R01 funding.

Potential projects in the Sadigh Lab include:
• Prospective clinical trials to assess impact of behavioral or social interventions on patient-reported outcomes. There will be potential to work on two R01 project (1) testing the effectiveness of a mobile health intervention on improving adherence to oral chemotherapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer; (2) testing the effectiveness of out of pocket cost communication and financial navigation on improving patients care adherence.
• Secondary data analysis of big national databases to assess health disparity and impact on healthcare use.

• A master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.
• Experience with medical research and scientific writing. Experience in health services research is desirable.
• Collaborative: performs as a team member with good interpersonal skills
• Strong analytical and organizational skills; detail-oriented
• Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team
• Contribute to manuscript preparation, IRB submission and grant writing

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of survey methodology, clinical trials, statistical analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be self-motivated, team players, and have a passion for science. Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish. Publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Substantive inquiries about the positions should be directed to:
Gelareh Sadigh, MD
Associate Professor-in-Residence
Director of Radiology Health Services and Comparative Outcome Research
Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiological Sciences
University of California Irvine

TO APPLY: Please log onto UCI’s RECRUIT located at

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

  1. Cover letter—Please discuss current research and future plans.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and Contact Information of at least 3-5 References
  4. Research Statement


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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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

Orange and Irvine, CA