A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000-$173,900. Specialist Series – Represented Fiscal Year.
Open March 1, 2023 through Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 is a social epidemiologist with a research focus on reducing health disparities among minoritized and immigrant populations, with a special focus on Asian Americans. Dr. Lee has over 20+ years of research experience and has led numerous research projects funded by NIH or CDC. She is currently leading two NIH-funded R01 research projects focused on: (1) building a cohort of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans to assess the impact of immigrant stressors on sleep and cardiometabolic health; and (2) testing a randomized controlled trial to increase colorectal cancer screening among Asian American primary care patients. Dr. Lee also leads a few other studies related to gastric cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Most of Dr. Lee's research is based on the concept of community-based participatory research, and thus, her team works closely with communities to address their health needs.
The Specialist Series academic will provide long-term research project support to Dr. Sunmin Lee's research activities.
Work with Principal Investigator and other academic researchers to manage ongoing research projects as well as participate in the literature review, data collection, and manuscript development. Experience with the following activities will be required or preferred:
• Develop IRB and DUA applications
• Oversee or conduct community outreach activities for research participant recruitment
• Oversee or conduct fieldwork and data collection
• Supervise student research assistants
• Communicate with UCI team members and collaborators from other sites for meetings and data transfer
• Prepare posters and slides for talks
• Help develop and write manuscripts and grant applications
• Participate in data management or data analyses (if possible)
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.
We are seeking motivated applicants who have a bachelor's or master's degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field. Epidemiology or public health related work or research experience is preferred. 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 team members, community organizations, and the scientific community, and organizational skills. Attention to detail and following written and verbal directions are essential. Experience in participating in data analysis and manuscript development is a plus.
- BS degree required for Jr. Specialist rank
- Assistant rank - MS or 5 yrs experience
- Associate rank - MS or 5-10 yrs experience, expected to have a record of academic accomplishments, including contributions to published or in-press research in the field and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service.
- Specialist rank - Terminal degree (PhD/MD) or 10+ yrs experience, expected to have a significant record of academic accomplishments, including contributions to published or in-press research in the field, professional recognition in the field, and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service.
Other preferred experience and skills include the following:
• Experience in preparing posters and slides for talks
• Experience in helping develop and write manuscripts and grant applications
• Experience in participating in data management or data analyses
• Some knowledge of epidemiology or public health.
• Experience in developing IRB and DUA applications
• Experience in community outreach and participant recruitment
• Experience in data collection, including survey and biomarker collection
• Experience in supervising students
• Bilingual in Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese language
The following are required:
-Statement of Research
-Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement
Positions are dependent upon extramural funding. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on availability of support
TO APPLY: Please log onto the UC Irvine Recruit system at
Additional information regarding the available position can be obtained by contacting:
Sunmin Lee, ScD, MPH
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine
Applications will be considered until positions are filled.
BS degree required for Jr. Specialist rank
Assistant rank - MS or 5 yrs experience
Associate rank - MS or 5-10 yrs experience, expected to have a record of academic accomplishments, including contributions to published or in-press research in the field and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service.
Specialist rank - Terminal degree (PhD/MD) or 10+ yrs experience, expected to have a significant record of academic accomplishments, including contributions to published or in-press research in the field, professional recognition in the field, and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Statement of Research
Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 0-5 required (contact information only)
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