Employment Opportunities

About us: The Center for Innovative Public Health Research (CiPHR; formerly Internet Solutions for Kids) has been quietly growing into one of the most innovative and progressive technology-focused organizations in the technology and public health space. We are a non-profit organization that primarily focuses on understanding how technology is affecting the health and well-being of youth, while also identifying ways we can harness the power of technology to promote healthy behaviors.

The Center for Innovative Public Health Research is seeking a dynamic new professional interested in public health to fill the role of Field Intern.

Field Intern Job Description

We are looking for a field intern to assist across two research studies: the first study is focused on teen pregnancy prevention and sexual health for sexual minority adolescent girls; the second study, Growing up with Media, is a longitudinal study focused on media exposure and sexual violence among adolescents and young adults. The field intern will be involved in promoting study participation and retention and other study-related field activities. This includes reaching out to study participants via phone, text messaging, and social networking websites to engage them in our research studies. Additional activities will include: literature reviews, assisting with IRB protocol submissions, proofreading survey documents for release, and other research support activities.

Applicants who have strong customer service skills, excellent phone etiquette, and strong attention to detail are highly preferred. Applicants who have interest in adolescent health and LGBT health-related issues are also encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have an undergraduate degree in Public Health or related field. 40 hours per week. Compensation depending on experience.

The applicant must be local to Orange County and able to work in our San Clemente office Monday-Friday. Some nights and weekends, based on study needs, may be requested.

CiPHR is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or disability status. We are committed to fostering a supportive environment for our employees.

Job Type: Paid Internship, Full-time

Please send both a cover letter & résumé to jobs@innovativepublichealth.org to apply to this position.

The Center for Innovative Public Health Research is also seeking a dynamic, self-motivated public health researcher to fill the role of post-doctoral research associate.

Post-doctoral Research Associate Job Description

The post-doc will assist in the execution of an RCT, which investigates the first text messaging-based pregnancy prevention program developed for sexual minority teen women. Additional federally funded projects are ongoing and provide training opportunities as well, including: a technology-based healthy sexuality programs for older adolescents in Uganda, the implementation of a national survey of LGBT Ugandan adults about access to health services and a longitudinal cohort of US adolescents about sexual violence.

The post-doc will participate in a diverse array of research activities, including project-related activities (e.g., cleaning data, drafting reports for the funder), authoring and co-authoring manuscripts, analysis of existing data, and collaborating on ongoing projects. In addition to the project described above, there are multiple other existing data sources for analysis and dissemination, including several studies of the health and development of sexual minority and gender diverse youth. Opportunities also exist to gain exposure to and mentorship on grant writing.

The post-doc will work under the mentorship of Michele Ybarra, MPH PhD, the CEO and Research Director of CiPHR. She earned her doctorate at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in the Department of Mental Health, where she remains affiliated as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Ybarra is well known for her work in technology and health, and she has published widely in the areas of cyberbullying / harassment, sexual violence, teen dating abuse, and HIV prevention / healthy sexuality programming. She also has a long track record of mentorship, federal funding, and peer-reviewed publication.

Eligible candidates should have a doctorate in related sciences (i.e., social, behavioral, health) and academic interests in public health and/or health communications, which should be reflected by their publication record. Demonstrated research expertise with sexual minority girls, in adolescent health research, and with longitudinal datasets is highly preferred. Applicants need to have excellent interpersonal skills and strong training in applied research and advanced quantitative statistical modeling.

The applicant must be local to Orange County and able to work in our San Clemente office Monday-Friday. Some nights and weekends, based on study needs, will be required.

CiPHR is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or disability status. We are committed to fostering a supportive and diverse work environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Please send both a cover letter and CV to jobs@innovativepublichealth.org to apply to this position.

More information about our organization can be found at http://www.innovativepublichealth.org