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Research Scientist I - CS-CORE

Los Angeles, California


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  • Organized
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Results-driven
  • Problem-solver

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Requisition # HRC0883505

Outstanding faculty opportunity in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine!

The Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE) is a group of academicians that supports high quality research efforts using a health services research model. Members of the center have published extensively in the fields of healthcare quality measurements, patient-reported outcome (PRO) development, healthcare decision making, health economics and digital health sciences.

CS-CORE maintains a balance between clinical physicians with training in health services research, and rigorously trained methodologists with expertise across a wide range of techniques. This allows the center to apply advanced analytic techniques to practical, clinically oriented research projects that ultimately revolve around patients and their perspectives.

Members of CS-CORE routinely interact with social scientists, epidemiologists, health economists, psychometricians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, engineers and physicians focused in multiple medical specialties. CS-CORE scientists work closely across Cedars-Sinai and partner with a vibrant external community of university, government and healthcare institutions. This model positions CS-CORE to carry out high-level research in an efficient and effective manner across a broad spectrum of topics.


The Research Scientist I position reports to the Director, Division of Health Services Research. This position primarily conducts health services research and provides teaching and administrative support for the Cedars-Sinai Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science (MHDS). The position shall support the Medical Center’s mission of research, education, and teaching.


1. Research -

a)    Designs, develops, obtains funding for and directs health services or qualitative research projects that are consistent with institutional, state and national health care priorities.
b)    Contributes to the overall achievements of health services research at Cedars-Sinai Health System.
c)    Leads or collaborates with others in the preparation of grant proposals, internal or external reports, and/or manuscripts for publication in high-quality peer review journals.
d)    Presents project results in oral or poster format at national and international scientific meetings.
e)    Supervise research staff including research assistants, coordinators, interns, students etc.
f)    Perform various quantitative and qualitative health services research analyses 
g)    Manuscript preparation

2. Administrative - 

a)    Serve as an Associate Director for the Cedars-Sinai MHDS Program with a focus on managing the MHDS Capstone Research Program. 

  •  Advise MDHS graduate students on developing and conducting capstone research projects in partnership with primary mentors and other MHDS faculty
  • Develop and update curriculum elements for MHDS Capstone Research Program
  • Oversee and organize Capstone Research Presentations by MHDS graduate students

b)    Participate in MHDS Leadership Team functions

  • Weekly leadership meeting
  • Collaborating on curriculum updates and improvements
  • Helping to co-coordinate annual open house events
  • Helping to co-coordinate trimester residential sessions
  • Quarterly meetings with graduate school leadership
  • Quarterly meetings with MHDS faculty

3. Teaching - 

a)    Teach and/or co-teach MHDS courses in Capstone Program and Qualitative Research course
b)    Mentor students for Capstone projects
c)    Educate and train medical students, house staff, fellows, attending staff, faculty staff, students in the graduate program, and ancillary personnel through lectures, personal mentorship, conferences, and publications.



  • PhD from an accredited school; most successful candidates will have a PhD in a field of relevance to health services, such as: Public Health, Epidemiology, Community Health Science, Psychology, Sociology, Health Delivery Science, Biostatistics, or Health Economics (among others)


  • Experience in qualitative research techniques is strongly preferred, including ethnography, grounded theory, and conduct of focus groups and cognitive interviews. 
  • A published author of peer reviewed articles, with ability to serve as a Co-Investigator on research grant, and with emerging potential to serve as a Principal Investigator.
  • A track record of excellence in teaching, research, and administration

Physical Demands:

Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.


At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center we are proud of our diverse team and inclusive work environment. We are committed to recruiting, selecting and retaining an engaged workforce from many backgrounds, perspectives and experiences at all levels of the organization, including age, gender identity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal and state law.


  • Working Title: Research Scientist I - CS-CORE
  • Department: Health Services Research
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Faculty
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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