Field Research Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA


Posted: 13-Jun-24

Location: Los Angeles, California

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 3170

Department Summary
The Epidemiology department in the Fielding School of Public Health is a national leader in preparing a new generation of epidemiologists. Through specialized methodologies, epidemiologists identify, track, and analyze how diseases and other conditions are caused, transmitted, and prevented, as well as how they are distributed throughout the population. Such information plays a critical role in guiding policies and other evidence-based strategies to promote health and work toward health equity. The vital importance of epidemiologic research was highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in which epidemiologists have helped to track outbreaks and provide guidance on how the virus spreads in community settings.
Position Summary

Join our team and be part of a dynamic research environment dedicated to advancing knowledge and finding solutions for Parkinson's disease. We offer competitive compensation and opportunities for professional development.

Salary & Compensation
*UCLA provides a full pay range. Actual salary offers consider factors, including budget, prior experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business considerations. Salary offers at the top of the range are not common. Visit UC Benefit package to discover benefits that start on day one, and UC Total Compensation Estimator to calculate the total compensation value with benefits.
  • Experience working in epidemiologic studies (Preferred)
  • Experience conducting detailed health related interviews (Preferred)
  • Ability to keep accurate, detailed and legible records of research data (Required)
  • Ability to work with study participants with respect, sensitivity and maintain confidentialityof participant information (Required)
  • Ability to use personal computer and software such as MS Office and RedCap (Preferred)
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed, including occasional weekend hours, as needed for particular research activities (Required)
  • Must be able to work independently and follow through with assignments with minimalsupervision (Required)
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal skills in English (Required)
  • Demonstrated written and verbal skills in Spanish (Preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to effectively and diplomatically interact with others with completeness and organization (Required)
  • Must be able to drive to research locations in rural counties of California (Required)

  • Education, Licenses, Certifications & Personal Affiliations
  • Bachelor's Degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field and/or equivalent combination and education and experience/training (Required)

  • Special Conditions for Employment
  • Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

  • Schedule
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
    Union/Policy Covered
    99-Policy Covered
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    Why work at UCLA? Benefits: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. 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.
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