Project Director for Preschool Obesity Prevention Study, Fielding School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CAPosting Date: 09/14/2018
Fielding School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
PROJECT DIRECTOR (UCLA): Preschool Obesity Prevention Study
We are seeking a doctoral trained dynamic and detail-oriented individual to join our team at the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research (CPCR) and the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity (CHE) to serve as the Project Director of a large, federally-funded (NIH/NICHD) research study aimed at addressing obesity among preschool aged children. This study is a pragmatic, cluster-randomized implementation trial conducted in partnership with the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC). Under the general direction of the Principal Investigators (Roshan Bastani and Paul Chung) and Co-Investigators, the Project Director will participate in the full range of research project activities including research design, intervention development, creation of data collection instruments, intervention implementation and monitoring, qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and the creation of reports, presentations and manuscripts. Duties will include managing the planning and implementation of research activities at UCLA, CCRC and preschool sites located throughout the Northern Los Angeles County. While the primary assignment will be to the Preschool Obesity Project the incumbent will also provide support, as needed, for other health disparities research projects and activities in the Centers, including projects focused on HPV vaccine uptake, colorectal cancer screening, tobacco control, and liver disease. This individual will also have ample opportunities to participate in authoring scientific manuscripts and presentations and the development of grant proposals. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with doctoral-level training to receive an immersion experience in intervention research as well as mentorship from senior scientists to develop their own research program, and to mentor graduate students and masters-level staff. Masters trained individuals with experience will also be considered.
Interested candidates should send their CV to Roshan Bastani firstname.lastname@example.org and Co-Investigator, Burt Cowgill