Research Scientist, Fielding School of Public Health & Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, Los Angeles, CA

Research Scientist, Fielding School of Public Health & Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, Los Angeles, CA

Posting Date: 06/28/2019

Job Information/Description:

JOB POSTING: Research Scientist at UCLA

UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity

Fielding School of Public Health & Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

We are recruiting an individual with doctoral-level training to join our dynamic and productive multidisciplinary research team. This individual will be engaged in our broad and rich portfolio of community-partnered research, as well as extensive community outreach and engagement activities, designed to address health disparities in the greater Los Angeles region and beyond. The incumbent will have the opportunity to further his/her research and leadership skills by participating in the development of grant proposals, co-authoring scientific manuscripts and presentations and participating in the overall planning of Center activities and initiatives. Examples of community-partnered research projects include studies on uptake of HPV vaccination, obesity control among children, cancer screening, tobacco control, and other preventive health measures. In addition to research projects, the individual in this position will be expected to participate in a wide range of community outreach and engagement activities conducted through the Centers, including seminars, trainings, workshops, and symposia.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and implement research activities
  • Coordinate and facilitate the daily operations of projects on campus and at community sites
  • Manage the collection, organization, and presentation of research data
  • Work with community partners to develop and implement interventions
  • Train and oversee project staff working on campus and at community partner sites
  • Develop study protocols and materials
  • Prepare scientific reports, manuscripts, and presentations for academic and community audiences
  • Participate in development of proposals for research funding
  • Support community engagement activities


  • Doctoral degree in behavioral/social science or related field (e.g., public health, psychology, sociology) or medical degree with public health/social science training
  • Strong methodological skills including research design and data analyses and interpretation
  • Detailed knowledge of program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Prior experience or involvement in managing research projects
  • Knowledge of population science theory and practice; and implementation research with community partners, including clinical safety-net providers
  • Ability to effectively work with community organizations, including clinical settings
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, including scientific writing
  • Knowledge of and experience with policies and procedures for Human Subjects research
  • Access to transportation for travel to community sites as needed
  • Flexibility to work some hours on evenings and weekends as needed
  • Bilingual Spanish skills a plus

Work Schedule & Salary: Full time position available starting ASAP. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience


Contact Information:

Please e-mail resume with “Application for Research Scientist” in the subject line to:

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