The USC School of Pharmacy, Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Southern California has an opportunity for a Senior Research Associate for the newly established Program in Medicines and Public Health. Â This program focuses on the development and expansion of several research initiatives focusing on access to medications, drug utilization and pharmaceutical policy.
The Senior Research Associate plans, designs and conducts highly specialized, technical and complex research projects independently an in consultation with supervisor, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.Â They analyze and evaluate research data and provide interpretations requiring significant knowledge of a specialized area of research and may contribute to the development of advanced new concepts, techniques and standards. Â The position requires excellent analytical skills, demonstrated ability to develop and execute creative approaches to analytical problems, strong written and oral communication skills, experience in both technology and health policy analysis, experience working on externally funded grants, a willingness to attract external funding, the ability to lead projects and proposals, work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, and a commitment to affecting change through empirical research. This is a full-time, 2-year (renewable) fixed term position.
Successful candidates would have demonstrated leadership in developing new ideas and ability to publish in appropriate academic and practitioner outlets, excellence in managing the execution of multiple complex health care research undertakings simultaneously, worked successfully with research partners and thought leaders, demonstrated ability to successfully develop and organize a strategic research agenda, execute and manage projects on a tight timeline, and provide measurable outcomes to document the success of the research agenda. Â They will have demonstrated independent thinking and leadership in scholarly writing according to such criteria as: first authored publications, conceptual leadership in the development of publications generated alone or with others, writing of first drafts of publications and/or single authored publications.
PhD in Public Health, Pharmacoepidemiology or related applied field.
Demonstrated research skills, preferably in the form of peer reviewed publications.
Demonstrated success initiating and leading research projects and grant proposals.
Experience with health data, including administrative pharmacy and healthcare (medical, pharmacy, plan benefit/enrollment, etc.) claims from Medicare, Medicaid, or commercial health insurance plans, and electronic medical/health records.
Experience with SAS statistical programming language and StataÂ software.
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Position is 100% FTE on a 2-year fixed term and renewable contingent on successful progress and available funding
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorateMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures, analysis methods, principles, theories and concepts.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.