Professional Researcher - Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)
University of California, San Francisco
May 31, 2018
San Francisco, California
Higher Education Institution
Professional Researcher Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), part of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, is seeking a Professional Researcher to conduct research and data analysis on several studies related to the sociology of reproductive decision-making, pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and parenthood. ANSIRH is a multidisciplinary team dedicated to rigorous, innovative research on complex issues that affect people’s reproductive lives.
For this position, we are looking for a qualitatively-trained researcher with a Ph.D. in sociology, although researchers from other disciplines will be considered. We are interested in researchers with expertise in the following areas: abortion, adoption, teen pregnancy and young motherhood, popular culture, and culture change. Candidates must have outstanding academic writing skills and a strong background in sociological theory and qualitative data analysis.
The researcher will work on several data analyses and scientific publications on the cultural construction and representation of reproductive decision-making, pregnancy, and parenthood, including abortion, adoption, and motherhood. Studies include analyses of how abortion patients, access, care, and provision are portrayed in American popular culture (specifically, film and television), as well as an in-depth examination of how adoption functions both rhetorically and meaningfully in women’s pregnancy decisions.
The researcher will work directly with Drs. Carole Joffe and Lori Freedman, faculty in the UCSF Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, ZSFG Division, and other members of the team to design and conduct research on cultural narratives on reproductive decision-making, pregnancy, and parenthood, including abortion, adoption, and motherhood. Responsibilities will include conducting literature reviews, collecting data, performing data analyses, presenting at scientific conferences and publishing papers in the peer-reviewed literature.
Interested applicants should apply online through AP Recruit and include a current curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and a cover letter describing qualifications, interests and availability. Applicants are also asked to provide the contact information for three references. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents at the time of application. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.