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Assistant Scientist
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  • Apply nowJob no: 507028
    Work type: Faculty Full-Time
    Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
    Department: 29240101 - MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Job code: lhw-e0-88365502

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Assistant Scientist
Assistant Scientist
Assistant Scientist

Job Description:

The University of Florida, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics and the Institute for Child Health Policy at the College of Medicine, seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Scientist position. The position will require collaboration with other social and behavioral scientists, health professionals, and health policy experts in the Department and Institute on the design, coordination, and implementation of program evaluation research for federal and state funded projects that evaluate the quality and outcomes of health care delivered to children and adults. The Department has a particular interest in health disparities in access to and quality of care, which can be related to age, gender, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and/or geography.

We are seeking a social/behavioral scientist/health services researcher with strong study design, data collection, and analytical research skills in quantitative research, bivariate analysis, and multivariate analysis. In addition, the person in this position will have expertise in collaborating with various stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate community-based health intervention programs.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

(1) an earned doctorate in health services research or a social sciences field and (2) a minimum of two years of research experience specifically focused on research in health disparities. Primary criteria for appointment include outstanding oral and written communication skills, ability and experience authoring technical reports, peer-reviewed publications, experience in project/research management, demonstrated expertise in statistical applications and software packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, N-Vivo, Atlas.ti, ArcGIS, Excel, and Access), and interest, ability and experience in collaborative multi-disciplinary research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants must also demonstrate:

+ Excellence in professionalism and communication skills.

+ Interest in and ability to translate research findings into practice, using data collected and analyzed on quality of care to inform the evaluation of health programs and the development of interventions to improve health care quality and outcomes for vulnerable populations.

+ Ability to interact meaningfully with various project stakeholders (government, health plan, provider, community members and patient representatives).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a research-funded position and is annually renewable based on research funds

Interested applicants must complete an application on Careers at UF and should email a letter of interests, curriculum vita, two recent writing samples (first-authored publications preferred), and a list of at least three references by May 1, 2018 to Elizabeth Shenkman, PhD at

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No

Advertised:13 Apr 2018Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close:14 May 2018Eastern Daylight Time

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