Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Networks and Health

University of California Irvine

Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Networks and Health (Lakon Network Cascades Lab)

Job #JPF07079
  • Health, Society and Behavior / Program in Public Health / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open August 24th, 2021 through Thursday, Dec 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

This is an ad to recruit for a postdoctoral research position to work with Cynthia Lakon, Associate Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Health, Society, & Behavior, Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. This postdoctoral position has an expected term of 12 months (with the possibility of extension), conditional on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Earliest start date is summer 2021 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The purpose of this position is to carry out research on various topics in the area of social networks and health. Candidates should have a background and research interests in one or more the areas of: adolescent peer networks, social support, and adolescent substance use; elderly adult social networks and cognitive functioning; the social networks of adult stroke survivors; or injection drug user networks. The postdoctoral researcher will have the ability to work on projects in any or all of these areas. Some of this research work will entail using dynamic network methodologies, including stochastic actor-based models. Other aspects of the scope of work will require knowledge of egocentric network analysis. Successful candidates will have experience with one or more of these methodologies and strong writing skills. The postdoctoral scholar will have the option to join a multidisciplinary research team and will work in conjunction with other faculty, student, and postdoctoral researchers at the Center for Networks and Relational Analysis at UC Irvine on studies of dynamic adolescent networks and substance use. This setting provides extensive opportunities to work both independently and in a team setting with researchers in disciplines ranging from public health and criminology to computer science and statistics.

The candidate will be expected to have a PhD, or a Master’s degree and PhD submitted, at the time of beginning the position, with degrees expected to be in public health, anthropology, sociology, psychology, mathematics, statistics, or another closely related discipline. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues.

Application Process:
To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07079
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Current Research
• Contact information of three references
• Statement of Inclusive Excellence Activities - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Candidates should direct inquiries regarding this position to:
Cynthia Lakon, PhD MPH
Associate Professor & Interim Chair
Department of Health, Society, & Behavior
Program in Public Health
Anteater Instruction & Research Office (AIRB)
653 E. Peltason Road
Suite 2010, 2nd Floor
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3957, clakon@uci.edu

Department: https://publichealth.uci.edu/ph/dhsb

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The candidate will be expected to have a PhD, or a Master’s degree and PhD submitted, at the time of beginning the position, with degrees expected to be in public health, anthropology, sociology, psychology, mathematics, statistics, or another closely related discipline.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research - Your statement may include a research plan, brief description, and/or scholarly issues.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07079

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA