T27 Research Scientist (Health Disparities Research)

Posted on Jun 17, 2022 by Center for Asian Health Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Philadelphia, PA 19140
Research
Immediate Start
Hourly Salary
Full-Time
Job Description The Center for Asian Health (CAH), Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is one of the first in the U.S. dedicated to reducing cancer and other health disparities in Asian American populations. The Center's mission is to reduce health disparities and improve health equity among underserved Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and racial/ethnic minority populations through research, training, community engagement, dissemination, and clinical support for enhancing culturally and linguistically appropriate comprehensive health services.

We invite applications for a full-time Research Scientist. We are seeking candidates with a background in public health and health disparities. The Research Scientist will be involved in managing and supporting federally funded CI/NIH/DHHS projects with a wide range of population- and community- based research and be expected to engage in writing and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts and grant writing.

Essential Functions
• Serve as task leader or provides support on work involving project design, data collection, data processing, and/or analysis and report or paper writing on assignments of moderate to high complexity.
• Collaboratively and independently formulate and conduct research on cutting edge, unique and complex health disparities topics and assist to prepare grant proposals to obtain research funding.
• Coordinate and manage federally funded research projects related to minority health, health disparities, and community-based research among diverse Asian American, Black/African American, and/or Latinx communities
• Coordinate with partners including community-based organizations, healthcare providers, government representatives on the development and conduct of health disparities research, including but not limited to topics of cancer and chronic disease, infectious disease. sexually transmitted infections, lifestyle behaviors/interventions, and social determinants of health
• Under the direction of the Center's senior leadership, support the development of new programs of priorities
• Make significant contributions to scientific papers and serve a resource/ author/ co-author for reports and presentations
• Initiate, interpret, organize, execute, and coordinate research activities are critical to advance CAH's mission
• Build and supervise quality assurance protocols for research program productivity, data management and analysis
• May engage in training and co-mentoring activities
• Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements Required Education and Experiences

• PhD in public health or related disciplines, including but not limited to social or behavioral sciences, nursing, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, sociology, psychology, anthropology or exercise science with a minimum of 2 years relevant experiences, or a Master's degree in a related field with 4 years of relevant experiences
• Strong analytic ability, verbal and written communication and organizational skills are required
• Strong understanding of health disparities research, including but not limited to topics of cancer and chronic disease, sexually transmitted infections, infectious disease, lifestyle behaviors/interventions, and social determinants of health
• Strong understanding of health disparities specifically related to underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations
• Working experience and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods, study design, data analysis and interpretation
• Proficiency in a statistical programming language, including but not limited to R, SAS, or Stata.
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to develop research collaboratively
• Proficiency in working with diverse populations

Center for Asian Health

Established in 2000, Center for Asian Health at Lewis Katz School of Medicine is one of the first in the nation dedicated to reducing cancer and health disparities among diverse Asian Pacific Americans (funded by NIH/NCI). The Center's mission is to reduce health disparities and improve health equity among growing Asian American Pacific Islanders, underserved and underrepresented diverse populations through research, education/mentorship, community outreach, dissemination and clinical support for enhancing culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health care. Center for Asian Health has a long tradition of excellence that promotes and supports community-based participatory research (CBPR) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The Center has been committed to the mission of fostering collaborative transdisciplinary research that comprehensively integrates social, behavioral, environmental, clinical, genetic and biological factors within a multilevel framework by addressing the determinants of health and health disparities in cancer, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Center for Asian Health has conducted over 120 research projects and received continuous funding for over $90 millions from National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, PCORI, state and city health departments and other sources. The Center has established an innovative and effective model for reducing health disparities and advancing health equity in underserved populations. There will be many opportunities for research collaborations with the Center's established partners over the past 20 years, including Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Health System, community-based organizations and regional health disparities partnership networks in the U.S East Region of PA, NJ, NYC, and MD/DC.

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

LKSOM, established in 1901, is one of the nation's leading medical schools and Pennsylvania's first co-educational medical school. Each year, the School educates approximately 840 medical students and 140 graduate students. LKSOM has attained a national reputation for training humanistic clinicians and biomedical scientists Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, LKSOM is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in Pennsylvania. According to U.S. News & World Report, LKSOM is among the top 10 most-applied-to medical schools in the nation. It is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. It employs 550 full-time and 50 part-time faculty members, in addition to more than 1,000 employees. The school's home base in Philadelphia is a spectacular 11-story, 480,000 square-foot medical education and research building that feature state-of-the-art facilities and technologies for medical education and research. With specialized research centers focused on population health, metabolic disease, cancer, heart disease and other strategic priorities, the school conducts investigations to break new ground - and trains future generations of researchers to follow suit. Fully accredited, LKSOM takes pride in the excellence of its teaching, service and research programs.

Temple University

Temple University, a comprehensive state-related research university, is the 28th largest university in the United States, and is home to a diverse group of students and faculty. Temple University is in the top tier of R1 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Since 1965, Temple has been one of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania. Four of Temple's seven Pennsylvania locations are in Philadelphia and the University continues to expand. Temple University is the 6th largest provider of professional education and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentist. The university also has several long-established locations abroad; Temple University Japan (TUJ) and Temple University Rome.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We are particularly interested in dynamic individuals from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups.

Temple University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vita
• Names and contact information of 3 references

Reference: 1633623724

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