NEW EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

 
  • 24 May 2018 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    UC Davis Children’s Hospital School of Medicine
    Department of Pediatrics
    General Pediatrics

    The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time academic general pediatrician. We are recruiting at the Assistant level in the Health Science Clinical Series in the Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics. The candidate will be expected to provide clinical care at the UC Davis School of Medicine pediatric clinic, newborn nursery, and affiliated local sites. Gastroenterology experience is strongly preferred as this position will hold clinical obligations within that specialty. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to participate in teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, research activates of the Department of Pediatrics, and serve on departmental committees.

    Candidates must have the following experience/qualifications:

    • M.D. or D.O.
    • Board certification/eligibility in General Pediatrics
    • Eligibility for a California Medical License
    • Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment

    With more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties, the Children's Hospital is a 118-bed hospital housed within the 619-bed University of California, Davis Medical Center. It is the only designated Children's Hospital in the Sacramento region, and is known for offering comprehensive, compassionate, family-centered care. UC Davis Children's Hospital is distinguished for its outstanding congenital heart program and its internationally recognized telemedicine programs. Within the last few years, UC Davis Children's Hospital built a new 49-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a new 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

    The UC Davis Children’s Hospital is based on the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento, California and serves a population of over 1 million children in the Northern California, Central Valley and Western Nevada regions. Sacramento is an easily accessible, family-oriented city in close proximity to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the California coast, and Napa Valley.

    For full consideration applications should be received by May 30, 2018; however the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. Completed applications include CV, Cover Letter and Statement of Teaching. Candidates should submit their application online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02196.

    This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are  legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).


  • 24 May 2018 10:33 AM | Anonymous

    Junior Specialist Cognition, Affect and Psychiatric Diagnoses in Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

    DESCRIPTION

    The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for 1-2 qualified Junior Specialists to be involved in interdisciplinary studies investigating Cognition, Affect and Psychiatric Diagnoses in Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.

    The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. This candidate will work closely with Tony Simon, Ph.D. (PI).

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

    The candidate for this position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in Cognition, Affect, and Psychiatric Diagnoses in Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in an effort to understand how the mind and brain is developing in both typical children and those with Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and how differences affect learning, behavior and psychiatric outcomes. The incumbent will be required to exercise discretion and judgment in the execution and interpretation of experiments and of the data derived.

    General responsibilities include:

    I. RESEARCH ACTIVITY (75% EFFORT)

    • Specific research and technical activities will be to perform Clinical Interviews of Psychosis symptoms of individuals with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and screening of controls.
    • Interpret results with supervision of clinician.
    • Assist in preparing internal clinical reports based on those interpretations that summarize the clinical symptoms of the participants for research use only (60%),
    • Screen, recruit and schedule participants appropriate for the study (15%),
    • Perform calculations and summarize data according to protocol or as directed (5%)

    II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (15% EFFORT)

    • Attend weekly lab meetings.
    • Attend biweekly Project core staff meetings to review MRI images, discuss progress and be involved in ongoing planning of project activities
    • Attend MIND Institute Research symposia and Distinguished Lecturer series presentations
    • Create and submit conference and/or symposium posters and presentations
    • Contribute significantly as an author to lab publications

    III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% EFFORT)

    • Participate in and assist in planning special events related to 22q11.2 deletion syndrome such as the annual 22q at the Zoo event and the MIND Institute 22q11.deletion Annual Family Conference.
    • Participate in other community outreach activities where appropriate in order to present a strong positive image of the MIND Institute and its role in the community
    • Provide mentoring and information sharing with other MIND Institute employees

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive/Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience or related field.
    • Ability to be highly organized, creative, work independently with multiple research studies, and have attention to detail necessary.
    • Experience with Excel spreadsheets.

    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Excellent communication skills and ability to handle sensitive situations with families of children with developmental disabilities.
    • Extensive analytical and critical-thinking.
    • Strong computer and/or statistical skills.
    • Will be required to exercise discretion and judgment in the execution and interpretation of experiments and of the data derived. Must exhibit professional approach to work and attention to detail.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience working with developmentally disabled children or adults. MRI in clinical or research settings is highly desirable.
    • Background in Cognitive/Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience desirable.
    SALARY RANGE

    Step 1 - $38,112 annual (based on full time employment), or Step II - $40,656 annual (based on full time employment), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    TO APPLY:

    For full consideration, applications must be received by May 18, 2018; however, the position will remain open through June 30, 2019, or until filled. To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02171 

    Applicants should submit cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for at least 3-5 references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

    The University of California, Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

    If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.


  • 24 May 2018 10:28 AM | Anonymous

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Division Chief
    Faculty Position
    Department of Pediatrics
    UC Davis Children’s Hospital
    UC Davis School of Medicine

    The University of California, Davis School of Medicine is launching a national search for a Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine to lead our Division of 12 pediatric intensive care faculty. The UC Davis Children’s Hospital is currently the only ACS Verified Children’s Surgery Center in California, is the regions only Level I Trauma Center, and provides the full spectrum of multidisciplinary care with access to all pediatric subspecialty services. The PICU is a combined 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The PICU provides care to more than 1,800 annual admissions, and participates in several academic, clinical and research projects, including one of the largest telemedicine programs in the country that provides critical care consultations to many community hospitals in Northern California and beyond.

    The position is open at the Associate/Full Professor rank (commensurate with credentials) in the Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series. The candidate will be expected to participate in clinical care, teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, and administrative duties relevant to the Division. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to contribute in research activities of the Department of Pediatrics and serve on departmental committees. Dedicated research time will be provided for a Division Chief in a research promotional track.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Provide care for pediatric critical care patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for Children
    • Act as a consultant to other services as needed
    • Research and publication training including grant funding (if applicable) 
    • Teach medical students, pediatric residents and fellows 
    • Provide both formal didactic sessions and clinical supervision for students and housestaff 
    • Participate in section and departmental meetings, conferences, as well as hospital and departmental committees

    The candidates must have the following experience/qualifications:

    • M.D. or D.O.
    • Successful completion of an approved pediatric residency training program
    • Successful completion of an approved pediatric critical care fellowship program
    • Board certifications in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    • Eligibility for a California Medical License
    • A minimum of 8 years of experience in clinical care, education, and administrative roles
    • Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment

    The UC Davis Children's Hospital is based on the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento, California and serves a population of over 1 million children in the Northern California Central Valley. Sacramento is an easily accessible, family-oriented city in close proximity to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the California coast, and Napa Valley.

    This recruitment is conducted at the Associate/Full Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the Associate/Full rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

    For full consideration applications should be received by June 15, 2018; however the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. Completed applications include CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching and Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Candidates should submit their application online at:

    https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02186.

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/everify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).


  • 16 May 2018 2:16 PM | Anonymous

    The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis Health located in Sacramento, California, seeks to hire a full time Assistant Project Scientist in the Division of Trauma. The Division of Trauma functions as a level 1 Trauma Center and cares for the vast majority of victims admitted to the medical center and it coordinates the care of surgical subspecialists in addition to providing primary injury management.

    The selected candidate will contribute to the development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of traumatic brain injury and burn injury. Expected responsibilities include: histologic analysis of the tissues from a porcine combined model of traumatic brain injury and burn, develop and maintain research databases for studies on the role of a hospital based violence intervention program and how it impacts violence-related trauma recidivism at the individual and community level; supervising students and technicians regarding technical aspects of the research; overseeing matters of animal husbandry, laboratory finance and training, assist in writing grant proposals and preparing reports for funding agencies, determining research goals, and publishing research in peer-reviewed journals in collaboration with Principal Investigator.

    Basic Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates must possess a PhD degree in Cell and Developmental Biology or a closely related field, and be able to demonstrate a minimum of five years of postdoctoral research experience. All candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

    Preferred qualifications include experience in research of the mechanisms of end organ microvascular thrombosis and inflammation.

    For full consideration applications must be received by June 14, 2018

    However, the position will remain open to accept applications until filled or through June 30, 2019.

    Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01939 by uploading a letter of Interest outlining research, educational and administrative experience; curriculum vitae with bibliography; and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

    For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Ian E. Brown, MD at: surgery.jobs@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, and individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/). 

    If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.


  • 16 May 2018 2:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis; School of Medicine seeks to recruit a full-time academic kidney transplant surgeon at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor in the Clinical X, In-Residence or Health Sciences series depending on experience and qualifications.

    The successful candidate must have acquired very significant experience in kidney transplantation virtue of his/her training and/or prior professional experience. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to join a diverse and progressive practice, which has grown to become one of the nation’s busiest transplant programs. The clinic activities within the division include adult and pediatric transplantation with a strong focus on living donor transplantation and maximizing opportunities to utilize surgically and/or medically high-risk deceased donors. The individual would incorporate into a high-volume kidney transplant practice that includes laparoscopic nephrectomy, dialysis access and a variety of general surgical procedures. The candidate is expected to participate in the clinical pancreas transplant program, and is expected to participate in clinical care, teaching, research and university service dependent on the academic series.

    Basic Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Doctorate, and be board certified or eligible in general surgery or hold the equivalent certification for a foreign-trained physician. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is also required.

    Preferred qualifications include being fully trained in an American Society of Transplant Surgery (ASTS) approved fellowship and the ability to meet UNOS criteria for a kidney transplant surgeon.

    Additional Qualifications:

    The candidate must acquire a CA Medical License before the appointment start date.

    For full consideration applications must be received by June 15, 2018

    However, the position will remain open until filled or through June 30, 2019

    Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02154 by uploading a letter of interest outlining research, educational, and administration experience; curriculum vitae with bibliography; statement of contribution to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

    For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Richard V. Perez, MD at surgery.jobs@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, and individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/

    If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department


  • 16 May 2018 2:10 PM | Anonymous

    The Department of Urologic Surgery at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, invites applicants for a position at UC Davis, School of Medicine. This is an academic position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank in the Regular series (50%) and In-Residence series (35%) with responsibilities in clinical care, teaching, research, and university and public services. It is expected that the candidate chosen for this position will be qualified to hold a 5/8th joint appointment in the Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Qualified candidates must possess a medical degree, be board certified or board-eligible in Urology, be eligible for licensure in the State of California, and be fellowship trained in urologic oncology. The candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment and adhere to policies and procedures. The candidate is expected to have experience in providing clinical services in urologic oncology, proven ability to build extramurally funded research program, evidence of experience with teaching and publications of scholarly work in medical literature. Experience and a strong interest in either outcomes research or basic/translational science are desired. A Master of Science in Health Services Research is highly preferred for those in health services research. US Citizenship required. (Non-citizens may be appointed when no qualified citizens are available in accordance with regulations from the Veterans Affairs).

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Clinical service includes management of patients with urologic cancers to include kidney, bladder, prostate and testes using open, minimally invasive and robotic surgical approaches.

    Teaching includes participation in weekly grand rounds and educational conferences as well as the teaching of medical students, interns, residents, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral fellows. It may include required lectures and courses or development of new courses.

    Research responsibilities include developing a creative and collaborative research program in either outcomes research or basic/translational science investigations is desired. Achieving extramural funding, collaborative research and authorship of publications in peer reviewed journals are expected outcomes.

    Service and professional responsibilities include University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means as required by rank.

    APPLICATIONS PROCESS:

    For full consideration, applications must be received by July 13, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019.

    Qualified candidates must apply online at UC Recruit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02136. Please upload your CV, cover letter, statement of contributions to diversity and contact information for 3-5 professional references. This recruitment is at the Assistant/Associate rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant/Associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

    http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).


  • 16 May 2018 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    The University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for an Assistant Professional Researcher The candidate for this position will develop an independent research program on functional outcomes in adolescents with ADHD and other disorders, as well as typically developing adolescents with elevated impulsivity. The specific focus of this program will be a) to investigate the factors that contribute to functional outcome, such as psychiatric, academic and vocational achievement; b) investigate factors that contribute to poor functional outcomes, such as impulsivity, risky behavior and self-harm and good outcomes and resilience; c) investigate individual difference in factors in the developmental trajectory that confer risk and resilience for functional outcomes d) lead to designing interventions to improve functional outcomes using technical interventions; e) these interventions may involve technology such as smart-phone app-based and virtual reality based interventions, or “fidgeting tools”; f) additionally this project will involve using functional and anatomical MRI to elucidate the neural basis associated with the above-stated topics.

    It is anticipated that the development and implementation of this program of research will entail submitting applications for extramural funding independently and in collaboration with other faculty members in the Department of Psychiatry (including Dr. Schweitzer), the MIND Institute and other departments and programs in UC Davis, as well as carrying out her roles in currently funded collaborative research projects. Anticipated sources of funding include the National Institute of Health, foundations and other similar research funding initiatives.

    These extramural projects will involve developing research protocols, administering the protocols and collecting and analyzing data. They will also include advanced anatomical and functional MRI data analysis, software engineering and management, data management and quality assurance.

    This position will also be responsible for training and managing the staff, students, budget and reporting requirements of the above-mentioned research projects, and research projects under any additional new grants they might secure.

    The Department of Psychiatry has approximately 60 residents in six residency training programs and 90 faculty and staff psychiatrists and psychologists. The Department provides a stimulating teaching and academic environment and serves a culturally diverse population.

    Basic Qualifications: Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychiatry or a related field; and formal degree training in computer science or engineering. This applicant will have been awarded the Ph.D. within the past 10 years, and have a minimum of 5 years of experience beyond the Ph.D. The applicant will have a background in systems analysis, including supervising employees in developing software and technological applications; a history of conducting research in longitudinal designs assessing behavioral and neuroimaging measures, including adolescent and young adult populations and in ADHD; expertise in studying emotional reactivity and capable of conducting trans-diagnostic psychiatric research. The candidate must have a background in analyzing functional imaging data related to working memory, reward and cognitive control. Experience in research with populations who have cognitive control impairments, such as ADHD and schizophrenia, is required. Experience in programming with MATLAB, C, Python, Perl, Linux, Unix, Windows is required; as is conducting fMRI analysis with SPM and AFNI. The candidate is also required to have experience in planning for virtual reality and app-based interventions for ADHD and related disorders. The candidate will have excellent references related to the ability to work in a team and collaboratively with peers.

    This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant rank. The selected candidate will be hired at the Assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

    For full consideration, applications must be received by May 30, 2018. However, the position will remain open through June 30, 2018, or until filled.

    Qualified applicants should upload a Letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research, a Publication Sample, along with contact information for 3 to 5 references online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02149

    UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, and individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

    If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/psychiatry


  • 16 May 2018 2:07 PM | Anonymous

    The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences invites applications for a faculty position at the Adjunct Assistant Professor level with expertise in public health and tobacco policy research. This is an adjunct appointment, supported by grant funds, with negotiable teaching responsibilities. Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. or Dr.P.H. in public health, environmental health, epidemiology, economics, sociology, anthropology or a related field; or an M.D. with an accompanying public health graduate degree. The candidate must have experience developing and conducting population-based research and a focus on studying the impact of or determinants of public health policies. Special preference will be given to applicants with publications record on tobacco policy; demonstrated ability to examine the impact of tobacco policy changes in health behavior and health outcomes; and, familiarity with California-specific population health surveys and data sources.

    The mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences is to improve the health of people through population-based approaches by developing and evaluating educational programs, conducting epidemiologic research, engaging in public service and developing policy and other translational outcomes. The Department covers a broad area of public health domains with a focus on health promotion and disease and injury prevention, occupational and environmental health, cancer, health care policy, aging, ethical issues, reproductive, women’s, children’s, rural, minority, immigrant and global health.

    The position will be located within the Department of Public Health Sciences, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in established tobacco research activities, including collaborative research with the California Tobacco Control Program and the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program. One example is a policy surveillance project which involves attorneys, information specialists, and public health experts who search for and score local tobacco control policies in California. Policy scores are disseminated to the public health practice community and are used in research to examine their public health impact. Interdisciplinary research is central to this position, as this work is conducted in collaboration with university researchers in medicine, toxicology, public health, and law, as well as community advocates and state-level leaders.

    Among other responsibilities, the faculty member hired for this position will:

    • Strengthen the Public Health Sciences Department’s policy research expertise and promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of public health policy research, including tobacco policy.
    • Develop and teach courses in public health for MPH and PhD students.
    • Establish a research agenda and obtain extramural funding to foster the development of an emphasis in focused areas of public health policy research.
    • Conceive, prepare and submit grant and contract proposals to support her/his research agenda;
    • Participate in limited service activities including committee appointments, public or community service;
    • Work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

    Candidates will also participate in professional activities at local, state, regional, and national levels including disseminating knowledge through peer-reviewed publications, participation in and presentation at interdisciplinary and scientific meetings, and professional academic outreach and engagement.

    Research experience and a publication track record are required. Experience with extramurally funded projects documented by publications is preferred. The successful candidate should have experience teaching at the university level.

    Application Procedure and Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, for full consideration, please go to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02139 to submit your letter of application, CV, and names of three references by 6/1/2018. If you have any questions please contact Valerie Anderson at Vmaanderson@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-3627.

    For more information regarding the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences, please visit the website at: http://www.phs.ucdavis.edu 

    UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.


  • 30 Apr 2018 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    UC Davis - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
    Junior Specialist - Comparison of Asynchronous Telepsychiatry vs. Synchronous Telepsychiatry in Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Junior Specialist - Recruitment/ Position Description

    SERIES NATURE AND PURPOSE

    The position of Junior Specialist has a narrow focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, or with research methods) in the planning and execution of a research project. Junior Specialists are required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. Junior Specialists are also expected to participate in appropriate professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and research organizations as well as review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications as applicable related to their research area of expertise.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

    The incumbent for this position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions in clinical research using telepsychiatry. This will entail subject recruitment, communicating with various healthcare professionals, study volunteers, and family members. Technical expertise will be developed after initial training in using telecommunication via internet connection and use of HIPAA compliant telemedicine software platforms. The incumbent will also participate in data entry, monitoring of data fidelity, correct inaccurate and missing data, and help with data analysis. The incumbent will also be asked to participate in manuscript preparation and co-author in peer review journals.

    General responsibilities include:

    I. RESEARCH ACTIVITY (75%)

    • Specific research and technical activities: actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities (including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results.
    • Specific duties: Incumbent will collaborate with PI, co-PI, study site healthcare professional, other research coordinators, research psychiatrists, among others. Duties include recruiting research study volunteers, performing informed consent, coordinating clinical research schedule, setting up telemedicine equipment, conducting volunteer interviews for the purpose of data collection, participating in data entry, providing consultation report to site clinicians, and problem solving with direction given by study PI and co-PI. Manuscript preparation will entail literature review, assistant statistician of data summary tables/figures, and writing of initial manuscript drafts. The PI will provide mentorship to Junior Specialists in career development and furthering of professional education such as entry into graduate studies.

    II. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (20%)

    • Specific professional activities: participate in university mandated training for research personnel.
    • Participate to presentation of preliminary data in telemedicine or clinical psychiatry research.
    • Participate in case conferences.
    • Receive feedback about interviews conducted and observe interviews of other trainees and professionals.

    III. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5%) 

    • Serve as interview panel member for the recruitment of other research staff as search committee member within the department, college, campus and other University entities, as appropriate. 
    • Provide mentorship to student research assistants. 
    • Participate in university voluntary services such as free student-run clinics, health fairs, as interested.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, biology, or a related field with a minimum of 1 year experience in conducting research studies (or in clinical services) in a healthcare, psychology, or other related discipline (e.g., undergraduate thesis). 
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deadlines, adjust workflow, and task prioritization. 
    • Experience in human subjects research (e.g., participant testing), preferably with adults or older adults (> age 65). 
    • Ability to transport self to and from community site locations.

    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Demonstrated ability to use data analysis programs or similar (e.g., excel, csv, jmp, SPSS, R, MATLAB). 
    • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet software such as Excel to create and edit data, manage data sets in spreadsheet, perform mathematical tasks accurately using formulas, and create documents. 
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications including Microsoft Word and Powerpoint, electronic calendaring and e-mail software (Outlook).

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Experience writing/submitting abstracts or manuscripts for peer review.
    • Experience conducting semi-structured interviews with human subjects (e.g., clinical assessments). 
    • Bilingual Spanish language skills a plus

    TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 12 month term appointment from start date at 60% time .

    SALARY RANGE Step 1 - $38,112 annual (based on full time employment), or Step II - $40,656 annual (based on full time employment), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    TO APPLY: For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2018; however, the position will remain open through June 30, 2018, or until filled. To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02146

    Applicants should submit cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for at least 3-5 references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

    The University of California, Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

    If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.


  • 13 Mar 2018 8:37 PM | Anonymous

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROMOTION SCIENCES
    ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR OF WOMEN’S HEALTH
    (TENURED OR TENURE ELIGIBLE)

    Title: Associate or Full Professor

    Department: Health Promotion Sciences (4205)

    Location: Main Campus (Tucson)

    The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona (UA) invites applicants for a senior level faculty position in women’s health in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences. The UA’s MEZCOPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). It is a rapidly growing and dynamic college and a member of the Association of Schools and programs of Public Health (ASPPH). We are dedicated to promoting the health of communities in the Southwest and globally with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in education, research, and service. The College has active teaching, research, and service programs and is home to several prominent university centers, including the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, the Arizona Prevention Research Center, the Western Regional Public Health Training Center, the Center for Rural Health, and the Global Health Institute. The College is also a vital partner in multi-college (Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Nursing) and trans-disciplinary centers that include the Arizona Cancer Center, Arizona Respiratory Center, the Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH), the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, and the Center for the Elimination of Border Health Disparities, among others.

    Position Summary:

    The Department of Health Promotion Sciences engages the community to translate science into practice to inspire and change the world. The mission of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences is to collaborate with communities in the southwestern United States in developing innovative responses to health challenges, and translating best practices globally. In addition to an undergraduate public health degree program and the MPH, the Department offers two doctoral degree programs, a DrPH in Family and Child Health, and a PhD in Health behavior and Health Promotion. The Department has a diverse group of faculty members who engage in teaching, service, and research in the many different areas of health promotion and disease prevention. To learn more about the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, please visit our website at https://publichealth.arizona.edu/hps.

    We are seeking a well-established independent investigator whose interests complement those of our Department. Candidates with interests and research portfolios in critical public health issues that affect the health of women domestically or globally will be considered. The faculty member for this position will be expected to work collaboratively with other university departments, state, tribal, and local health departments and health agencies, and national/international women’s health organizations. Skill and content expertise areas in women’s health are open and can be domestic or global.

    Competitive applicants must demonstrate academic credentials appropriate for the rank of associate/full professor (tenured or tenure earning), including a record of extramural funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to maintaining a funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in women’s health and to contribute to the research and service mission of the college.

    Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

    Interested applicants must submit their application electronically and follow instructions for attaching a CV, statement of research interests and service/teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching record/performance if available, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin 5/02/18 and continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Cyndi Thomson, PhD at: cthomson@email.arizona.edu

    Salaries are competitive and commensurate with faculty experience. To apply, please visit http://uacareers.com/postings/27033

    As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.

    The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA – M/W/D/V Employer.


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