Technical Research Coordinator 8/12/2016
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
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Technical Research Coordinator
Staff Research Assoc III
Oppenheimer Tower-Westwood, CA
$24.87 / $4328
$40.00 / $6960
Layoff Referral Deadline:
The UC Institute for Prediction Technology is a research Institute which studies how to solve real-world problems at the intersection of psychology, public health/medicine, and technology. It bridges together researchers across University of California campuses to study how social data from social media, wearable devices, and online technologies can be used to predict real-world events in areas like health and medicine, politics, crime, education, and finance. While our work is broadly focused, most of our day-to-day work is with the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine where we study technologies for health and medicine.
The Technical Research Coordinator will be responsible for helping to bring together and coordinate a UC-wide team of researchers and corporate, non-profit, and government partners to study how social data can be used to predict events. This will include coordinating between three focus areas - Big Data Engineering, Data Mining/Machine Learning and Domain Application - on a regular basis and advice on bridging gaps. S/he will therefore need to be a social person who has a grasp of day-to-day research being conducted at the Institute. S/he will also work closely with the PI and provide guidance on how to address the growing needs of the Institute. The day-to-day activities will involve communication with potential research team, community, and corporate partners. S/he will be involved in arranging meetings and presentations for the PI to present to the partners in order to further the goals of the Institute.
To successfully address these tasks on time, the candidate must have a broad set of intelligence with some expertise in computer science and engineering, be extremely diligent and task-oriented, and an efficient worker.
**Limited position, may become career**
* Demonstrated knowledge and skill in current and emerging Internet and social media platforms
* Some expertise in computer science and engineering
* Social and team-oriented
* Extremely organized and detail-oriented
* Online/social media marketing and Technology knowledge.
* Experience either as a journalist or as an author/co-author on previously submitted/published research-related manuscripts
* Master's Degree and at least 2 years of project management experience