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Associate Specialist -Dr. Hoyt's Lab

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $70,500-$82,100. See Specialist Series Rates –

Application Window

Open date: July 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023 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: Monday, Jan 1, 2024 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

The Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention, Program in Public Health at the University of California-Irvine seeks an Associate Specialist (Research Manager) for research to examine quality of life after cancer in the UCI Behavioral Medicine Research Laboratory (

We are seeking to hire a highly motivated, dedicated individual who has excellent management, organization, communication, and research skills, and understands cancer survivorship. This person will: 1) lead efforts in the recruitment and enrollment of research participants; 2) work closely with the principal investigator to administer research assessments and facilitate biological specimen collection and transport; 3) maintain project documentation and reporting; and 4) assist in grant writing and research dissemination.

This position is grant funded. Position is renewable, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Program in Public Health recognizes the value of diversity in its faculty and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues.
Application Process:
To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Current Research Interests and Experience
  4. Statement of Contributions to Diversity a) This is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

UC Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. With approximately 29,000 students, 1,100 faculty members, a highly ranked medical school, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration and is ranked among the top 10 public universities in the US. Established in 2003, our rapidly growing Program in Public Health offers BA, BS, MPH, and PhD degrees in a variety of emphasis areas. The U.S. News and World Report recently ranked our MPH program as #10 in the country. More information is available on our web site at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Requirements: 1) Master’s degree in Public Health, Psychology, or other related field in the behavioral sciences (PhD degree preferred), 2) Knowledge and skills related to research project management, research methods, data collection, and proposal and manuscript writing, 3) Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills; 4) Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management; 5) Strong teamwork skills. Prior experience in cancer survivorship research is a plus. Bilingual candidates are highly preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
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.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA