Staff Scientist

Internal Number: 04 Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist Part or Full Time Friends Community Center (FCC) is the Los Angeles-based community research division of Friends Research Institute (FRI), a private, non-profit research organization. FRI is accepting applications for a part- or full-time Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist to contribute to the sustainability and expansion of research studies and service delivery at FCC, and to mentor junior investigators. FRI is seeking highly qualified candidates who have an established research career and expertise in writing successful NIH grants in the areas of: sexual and gender minority populations, HIV prevention and care, race/ethnic minority populations, substance use disorders, mental health disorders, social and structural health disparities, and/or community-based participatory research. Applicants must hold an M.D. or a Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, public health, epidemiology or related fields, and will be expected to obtain and maintain a scientifically rigorous research portfolio as an independent investigator through federal, state, county, and city funding. The successful candidate will be provided guidance regarding FCC’s operations in order to assume a leadership role in overseeing the research, administrative, fiscal, programmatic, and personnel responsibilities of the community research site. Setting: FCC is located in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles County; we work with sexual and gender minority populations experiencing multiple health disparities. Most participants are current substance users engaged in exchange sex, have episodes of incarceration, experience housing and food instability, many have mental health disorders and most are racial/ethnic minorities. FCC implements both social services and research studies. Based on funding, staff size ranges from 20 to 30, and includes peer interventionists, bachelors- and masters-level research coordinators, and Ph.D.-level researchers. If interested, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Jennifer Reyes, West Coast Director at: . Please include in your cover letter a description of your research interests and experience. The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the search is completed. Our competitive compensation is commensurate with experience. Websites: and Friends Research Institute is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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