Postdoc Research Assistant (TUC)

California State University at Northridge

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 509119
Work type: Auxiliary, Research Fellows
Location: Northridge
Categories: Excluded, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

About The University Corporation

The University Corporation is a non-profit auxiliary corporation providing commercial and administrative services to California State University, Northridge. Our mission is to provide services and solutions that address the needs of California State University, Northridge; to support the academic, research and creative endeavors of its students, faculty and staff; and to enhance the quality of campus life.

Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Postdoctoral Research Assistant works under the guidance of the ARCS director and collaborate with ARCS faculty members and industry partner Medtronic and CSUN undergraduate and graduate students on the development and implementation of ethnographic field studies and solutions (behavioral and/or device) to address the research area/topic based on research findings.

  • Leads research efforts into Holistic Social-Technological Solutions for Diabetes Comorbidities.
  • Conducts ethnographic research and disseminate research work in relevant venues. Interfaces with Medtronic multidisciplinary team and other stakeholders.
  • Develop funding proposals to support research activities. Leads and manages a team of multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology with a focus in Medical Anthropology, Health Sciences, Gender Studies, Bioengineering, or other relevant field. PhD applicants from other disciplines may also be considered if they can document multidisciplinary backgrounds that among other areas include: ethnography, data analysis, statistics, research involving human subjects, human factors involving medical issues.
  • Experience conducting fieldwork within underserved and under-resourced communities is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Experience conducting fieldwork within underserved and under-resourced communities. Experience with human factors and concept testing
  • Eagerness to learn and a willingness to accept constructive criticism, and thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Strong written communication, especially as it relates to developing competitive grant proposals.
  • Ability to work within highly interdisciplinary, technical settings (i.e., among experts within the biomedical engineering community).
  • A genuine desire to advance health equity.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $62,400 per year
  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday; may include evenings and weekends.
  • TEMP: This is a Temporary-renewable position, end date to be determined.

General Information


Per CSUN/TUC Mandate, candidate will be required to show proof of COVID 19 vaccination including booster.

How to Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Application Screening begins February 22, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.

Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

Advertised: Dec 15, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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