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Specialist Series (Cardio-OB and Black Pearl), OBGYN

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $53,100-$90,000. See Specialist Series – Represented Fiscal Year

Application Window

Open date: November 8, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Jan 19, 2024 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 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 Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Irvine is accepting applications for a position in the Specialist Series at the Associate, and full Specialists level.

The position will be split between the Cardio-Obstetric Program and the Black PEARL (Promoting Equity Anti-Racism and Love) Program. The Cardio-Obstetric Program (PI: Afshan Hameed, MD, FACC, FACOG) partners with healthcare networks, researchers, and clinicians to implement and evaluate cardiovascular risk assessment measures and programs to improve cardiovascular health during pregnancy and postpartum. The Black PEARL Model (PI: Candice Lucas, MD & Carol Major, MD) aims to integrate care systems in partnership with a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community-based doula workforce in Orange County, recruited and trained with HERStory, Inc., and establish systemic integrated care with UCI Health, the only academic health center in Orange County. The programs are funded by private and federal grants.

The position will work directly with the principal investigators and other members of the team to design and conduct research on the association of risk assessment with maternal infant health outcomes and cardiovascular risk behaviors, and the impact of the Black PEARL program on maternal and infant birth outcomes. Responsibilities will include conducting research, supervising research staff, overseeing data collection and management, presenting at scientific conferences, and publishing papers in the peer-reviewed literature. Study design, preparation of proposals, and career development activities are also important aspects of the position.

We strongly encourage individuals from groups historically excluded from research and medicine to apply. The position, designed for candidates with professional experience and early career PhD researchers, will offer unique opportunities to gain the experience and skills to become independent research scholars, including conducting pilot projects and developing partnerships. The position will be a key member of the cardio-obstetric team and will collaborate with the submission of quality measures to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and Partnership for Quality Measurement (PQM), advocate for clinical guideline development with national professional organizations; conduct data analyses of UCI’s cardio obstetric database; conduct studies, including community-engaged research, on patient CVD risk behaviors and social determinants of health. The position will develop grant-writing and manuscript preparation skills, and present at seminars and scientific conferences.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas: cardiovascular health, management and data extraction of electronic health record databases, obstetric-primary care coordination, community-based participatory research and/or health behavior research, a strong background in study design and program management, and familiarity with the CMS and PQM quality measure development and review process.

For substantive inquiries about the position, please contact:
Heike Thiel de Bocanegra, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Assistant Specialist: Should possess a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) or five years of research experience.

Associate Specialist: Should possess a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) or five to 10 years of research experience.

Specialist: Should possess a terminal degree (or foreign equivalent degree) or ten or more years of research experience.

PhD or DrPH in Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Services Research, or related field, with reproductive health expertise or MPH with five years of experience.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - The statement of research (1-2 pages) should include the following elements: 1) your research experience and any experience with proposals or funded awards, 2) your interest in this position, and 3) career goals.

  • 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.

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants for academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form with their application.

Reference requirements
  • 2-5 required (contact information only)
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About UC Irvine

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