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Dzeng Lab - Assistant or Associate Specialist

Application Window

Open date: April 8, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024 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: Wednesday, Oct 8, 2025 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

The Dzeng Lab is now recruiting for an Assistant or Associate Specialist. This position is for a candidate to lead a project on structural racism across the life course and its impact on experiences of serious illness care in older Black adults in Birmingham, Alabama.

Required qualifications:
• Appointees at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree or a baccalaureate degree with 3 or more years of research experience.
• Appointees at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Lived and work experience with working with older Black adults in Birmingham, Alabama.
• Experience analyzing qualitative data using atlas.ti or other qualitative data analysis software.
• Able to work remotely and independently leading a qualitative research study site in Birmingham Alabama.
• Ability to independently lead research projects remotely.
• Must be able to travel to San Francisco approximately twice a year to participate in week long fieldwork interview and study related experiences.
• Experience working in community based research.
• At least four (4) years of relevant experience, preferably in the healthcare setting.
• Training or experience in social sciences field (e.g., public health, sociology, anthropology, policy).
• Ability to interface with and work well in a culturally sensitive manner with diverse communities in the context of community-based research.
• Working knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
• Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
• Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
• Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
• Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding time frames.

Preferred qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in relevant field.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

See Table 24B ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $59,200-$82,100.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA