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Post Doc in Minority Health Disparities
The UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities (www.MinorityHealthDisparities.org) is looking to sponsor 1 Postdoc for the University of California Post Doc Program to work with a group of faculty and scholars interested in race/ethnicity and mental health disparities. The PostDoc will join a group of productive scholars working on a variety of cutting edge datasets in mental health that will include the California Quality of Life Survey, the NSAL, NLAAS, NCR-S, as well as other related datasets such as those collected by Center faculty such as the LAFANS, CHIS and other datasets with significant contextual variables that address mental health and emotional well being.

The UC Postdoc program gives special consideration to candidates whose record of scholarship and service will contribute to the diversity of the academic community. This is a postdoc program that is geared to develop individuals interested in becoming academics and who can contribute to the diversity agenda of the University of California. The review gives special consideration to applicants who have demonstrated significant academic achievement by overcoming barriers such as economic, social or educational disadvantage. The program is particularly interested in applicants whose family members may have experienced barriers to participation in higher education, who are bilingual or bicultural, or who have participated in teaching, mentoring or outreach programs that are designed to foster the participation of educationally disadvantaged students in higher education. The preference is for candidates whose research emphasizes issues such as diversity, multi-culturalism and communities underserved by traditional academic research. The program is particularly interested in research which considers issues such as race, ethnicity and/or gender as they relate to traditional academic fields.

We at UCLA CRETSCMHD are looking for an individual with expertise in mental health of racial/ethnic/immigrant groups with strong secondary data analyses skills. Doctorate in one of the quantitative social sciences disciplines, epidemiology, health services, or any other relevant field. Applicant must have strong data analytic skills and background in racial/ethnic minority mental health, interests/expertise DSM major psychiatric or substance use disorders, co-morbidity, and health services utilization and at least 1 publication. Individuals interested in being considered please forward a copy of your CV and a letter indicating your research interests and specific skills to Vickie M. Mays, Ph.D., MSPH to mays@ucla.edu no later than October 1st. This postdoc would start July 2008.

Post Doc Position--Psychiatric Epidemiology and Substance Abuse Starting Date of September 1st 2007 or January 1st 2008. Applications are currently being accepted.

Postdoctoral Opportunity in the UCLA Department of Psychology through the UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training, and Strategic Communications on Minority Health Disparities or through the Department of Epidemiology in the UCLA School of Public Health with Susan Cochran, Ph.D., MS. The postdoc will focus on mental health disparities through secondary data analyses of psychopathology, resiliency, quality of life and treatment utilization among lesbians and gay men, using newly collected dataset, the California Quality of Life Survey I, a population based follow back survey and pretesting results from California Quality of Life Survey II. Doctorate in epidemiology/health services or one of the quantitative social sciences, strong data analytic skills in survey-based epidemiology (SAS, STATA, SUDAAN or advanced complex survey software) and/or lesbian/gay health, preferred interests/expertise in major psychiatric or substance use disorders, co-morbidity, and health services utilization, working knowledge of lesbian/gay health/ mental health and at least 1 publication. Interested candidates should send CV, a letter describing specific skills and research interests, reprints and the names of three references to Susan Cochran, Ph.D., MS at Cochran@ucla.edu or UCLA SPH, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 951772.
 

Health Educator / Health Fair Specialist
The UCLA Center for Research, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities is recruiting a Health Educator/ Health Fair Specialist.  Our project is currently working on coordinating health fairs and health fair resources throughout Los Angeles County.  The ideal candidate for this position will be knowledgeable about health and health care infrastructure in Los Angeles County, and will have the communication skills to work with a varieties of health-related groups.  Wok on this project may include travel to health fairs held in Los Angeles County and coordination with students and student pre-health groups on the UCLA Campus.
 

Research Position in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Use in Lesbian and Gay Populations --California Quality of Life II Study
This follow back study will examine patterns of utilization of mental health and substance abuse services in a population based sample of Californians varying in sexual orientation.  The person servicing in the position is expected to generate publications.  The position is pending funding, with possible 2-3 year tenure.

 

GIS Expert / Medical Geographer
The UCLA Center for Research, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities is looking for an experienced GIS person to create linkages for several of the datasets that our researchers use.  The position will require consultation with county, state and local agencies to acquire data.  The psoition also requires knowledge of the health care field, because it will involve the collection of health data such as identifying provider characteristics, treatment facilities, etc.  This is a limited 50-75% job but can be combined with an additional time with another UCLA campus unit that is interested in web design on the campus GIS resources.
 

Research Position in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Substance Abuse --California Quality of Life I Study
The focus of the postdoctoral research is the examination through secondary data analyses of psychopathology, resiliency, quality of life and treatment utilization among lesbians and gay men, primarily using a newly collected dataset known as the California Quality of Life Survey, a population based follow back survey.  The person serving in this position is expected to generate publications.  Co-Investigators and consultants on this study that can serve as resources include Susan Cochran (lesbian/gay health), Vickie Mays (ethnic minorities), Deborah Ackerman (psychopharmocoepidemiology), and Sander Greenland (statistical methodology) as well as other colleagues at UCLA.  Appointment can begin after September 1st, 2005 and will end June 30th, 2006.  Possible renewal.
 

Finance Position (Available for both work-study and non-work-study)
The UCLA Center for Research, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities is looking for an applicant experienced with UCLA contracts and grants and financial procedures for a part-time position.  Position will include preparation of financial reimbursements, some data analysis and use of the advanced features of Microsoft Excel and Access.
 

Administrative Assistant (Available for both work-study and non-work-study)
The UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities is currently seeking an experienced administrative assistant to serve both the Center and the Centerís director in a variety of capacities. Responsibilities will include coordination of travel, catering, communications, advertising and paperwork for events hosted by the Center.  Responsibilities may also include maintaining an inventory of supplies, drafting and editing correspondence, scheduling and maintaining the calendar of the Center director, and basic clerical duties.

Interested applicants should contact M. Goodman at cmhd@ucla.edu.  Please provide a resume and the names of three references.

 

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