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Research Epidemiologist

Application Window

Open date: April 7th, 2021

Most recent review date: Monday, Aug 16, 2021 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: Friday, Oct 7, 2022 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

Professional Research Epidemiologist

The Research Epidemiologist will work at 50% time with the Palefsky Research Group. The Palefsky Research Group’s focus is on the screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-associated anal diseases in men and women, nationally and internationally. This position will function as the epidemiologist for the research group and work in collaboration with Dr. Palefsky and other group members to expand epidemiological research activities. The candidate will design studies, prepare grant applications, supervise clinical research coordinators in implementation of studies, analyze data, prepare abstracts and manuscripts, and present results of studies at scholarly meetings. Additionally, the Research Epidemiologist will provide mentorship to other members of the research group in epidemiological methods. The Research Epidemiologist is expected to serve as co-investigator and/or principal investigator for original research projects and to secure internal and external funding. The candidate will be the epidemiologist on ongoing studies in San Francisco, India, Latin America, and Africa, and both local and international travel will be required.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in epidemiology with additional 10+ years of relevant experience in infectious disease epidemiology
• Detailed knowledge about the epidemiology of HPV, high-grade intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), anal cancer, and cervical cancer in low-income countries
• Ability to conduct complex statistical analyses of longitudinal data using SAS software and create and maintain RedCap databases
• Experience and ability to work with vulnerable populations including people living with HIV/AIDS, the elderly, and men who have sex with men
• Experience and ability to work with sensitive topics including risk factors for anal cancer
• Strong written/verbal communication skills
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and function as the lead researcher for multiple projects at one time
• Track record of applying for and receiving internal and external funding as co-investigator or principal investigator

Additional Qualifications:
• Experience working in India, Africa, and Latin America is preferable.
• Spanish speaking would be a preferable for the Latin American studies.
• Experience teaching epidemiology would be useful in mentoring other members of the research team.
• Experience supervising students and clinical research coordinators is preferable.
• Experience with qualitative research methods is preferable.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03338. Applicant’s materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA