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Research Assistant Professor

Administration Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. USC is consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious universities, and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology features one the world’s best degree and research programs in gerontology. The USC Davis School has an international reputation as a hub of aging research and, with additional strong programs throughout the university, leads the way in defining and advancing the field of gerontology.

The USC Davis School of Gerontology is seeking a Research Assistant Professor to join its team! The Research Assistant Professor will conduct research in the Mather Lab on how the emotions influences memory and learning of younger and older adults. Works with other principal investigators in the design and implementation of research projects. 

Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:
•    Leading implementation of foundation-funded research projects and working with the research team and subject matter experts to link and analyze outcomes related to the research. 
•    Writing manuscripts, technical reports, brief reports, and research papers for publication in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators regarding the research project. Presenting findings at conferences, colloquia, and relevant stakeholder meetings.
•    Assisting in building and maintaining administrative records database. Disseminating information about the project. 
•    Contributing to the documentation and update of study procedures. Coordinating design, revision, approval, and production of analytic datasets related to the research projects.
•    Conducting quality assurance reviews of research protocols. Monitoring and citing violations, and submitting regular reports.
•    Instructing and training study personnel on proper protocol and quality assurance procedures and responding to questions regarding data collection, coding, management and analysis methods.
•    Staying current with pertinent literature and developments in the field. 
•    Performing other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Prospective candidates should have a demonstrated capacity to conduct leading-edge research in the study of aging.  The successful candidate can conduct innovative research and communicate the findings to both policy and research audiences.  A PhD in a relevant field is required, preferably in the field of Gerontology with at least 1+ years of experience in the field.

This position is funded by a research [contract/grant] and may be funded by a subsequent [contract/grant]. Accordingly, your position is contingent upon receipt of the necessary funding from this or any subsequent [contract/grant] to continue employment.

Benefits include a competitive salary, a rich array of USC benefits including healthcare (including dental and vision), 403(b), tuition reimbursement, national holidays, paid vacation and more. This is a full-time position that will require substantial commitment.

USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

REQ20072822 Posted Date: 05/06/2019

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