Position Description: The California Center for Population Research is seeking a Research Analyst with strong organizational, research, and data management skills to support public health research projects. The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to apply tools and approaches from methodologies in public health, epidemiology, social sciences, and statistics to two unique research projects assessing stress and health of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people. The research assistant will directly work with two NIH-funded research projects: The Generations study (http://www.generations-study.com), which examines the health and well-being across three generations of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGB). The Research Analyst will contribute to a diverse multi-site research team with overall project coordination, data management, and data analysis. This position will oversee the following:
-Analyze research data pertaining to the research projects assessing stress and health of lesbian, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people. -Prepare and summarize information -Cleaning, merging, and matching of data sets for analysis. -Prepare presentations including, graphs and tables to display research results, including gathering references, copyediting, and confirming internal consistency. -Recommend and implement statistical approaches. - Provide project management and leadership to a team of researchers, ensuring progress of project goals along timelines. -Collaborate with investigators at UCLA and other universities. -Assist in the preparation of manuscripts.
The Research Analyst will manage datasets and be responsible for data cleaning, data analysis, and data deposits in a data archive. The position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of research teams running multiple projects concurrently. The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social science and public health researchers. Generations and TransPop are headed by Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D. who is the Principal Investigator of the studies. Dr. Meyer is Williams Distinguished Senior Scholar of Public Policy, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law and Professor Emeritus of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University. The Research Analyst will work directly with Dr. Meyer but will communicate with all the study investigators, including lead researchers at UCLA, UCSF, UCSC, University of Texas Austin, Columbia University, Harvard University, and University College London.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.