University of Florida in Florida

Deadline January 08, 2014
Date Posted December 13, 2013
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy and the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, College of Medicine seeks a scientist for a full-time Research Scientist position. The position will require collaboration with other social and behavioral scientists, health professionals, and health policy experts in the Institute and Department on the design, coordination, and implementation of research projects to evaluate the outcomes of care for low-income, pediatric populations. The primary responsibility for this position is to direct a project on the evaluation of healthcare quality in a Medicaid/CHIP program. The candidate will also take part in an active, multidisciplinary research program focusing on environmental and social determinants of health in low-income populations.

We are seeking a social/behavioral scientist with strong study design, data collection, and analytical skills in qualitative and quantitative research, large-scale surveys, bivariate analysis, and multivariate analysis. This position will supervise research support staff and student assistants. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program and pursue internal and external funding.


Specific requirements for the position include: (1) an earned doctorate in the social sciences (with special emphasis on child psychology or closely related health/social science discipline); (2) background in research on social determinants of health (3) experience in both academic and technical writing. Primary criteria for appointment include demonstrated expertise in statistical applications, ability and experience authoring peer-reviewed publications and grant proposals, interest and ability in collaborative multi-disciplinary research, and a background in applied social science. This is a research-funded position and is annually renewable based on research funds.


This is a repost of requisition number 0902789. Previous applicants are under consideration and need not apply.

Interested applicants should e-mail/mail a letter of interests, curriculum vita, one recent paper/report, and list of three references by January 8, 2014 to Mildred Maldonado-Molina at or mail to Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida, PO Box 100177, Gainesville, FL 32610.

As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary self disclosure form. This information is stored within GatorJobs and accessible by job number to the Equal Employment Office (when needed to fulfill reporting obligations). For searches not using GatorJobs as a means of recording or tracking candidate applications, a self disclosure form can be found at: Please reference Position Number 00027694.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered official if a designation of Issued to Student is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.


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