Graduate Student Researcher

San Francisco, CA
United States


The UCSF Rainbows of Aging Research Program is looking for a Master’s or Doctoral student to participate in all stages of survey data collection, analysis, and reporting. The Rainbows of Aging Research Program involves several new and existing studies about the health and aging concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) adults aged 50 and older. We are looking for a Graduate Student Researcher to work with different survey instruments and large datasets using a variety of analytical techniques. This includes several ongoing projects, such as program evaluations; identification, management and analysis of existing datasets; preparation of written reports; and publications for lay audiences and academic articles. The position is for 10 hours per week (fee remission included).



Manage data collection and analyses of several funded studies on the health of LGBTQ older adults using multiple methods and designs (survey data analyses, large datasets with multiple cross-sectional waves, conducting and analyzing qualitative interviews). Ability to manage, combine, and analyze multiple large survey data sources that include repeated cross-sectional designs. Assist with preparing research reports, presentations, grant applications, and manuscripts. The position is for 10 hours per week (fee remission is included).


Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of the graduate-level coursework in research methods, epidemiology, and statistics 
  • Experience with large-scale survey data management and analysis
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in one or more of the following fields of study:  aging health, LGBTQ populations, racial/ethnic minorities, health disparities, dementia, long-term care.
  • Excellent analytical writing skills 
  • Familiarity with SPSS or other statistical software 



Please contact Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH for more information at [email protected] Interested applicants should send a 1-page letter of application that describes your qualifications, previous experience with data analysis, experience working with LGBTQ populations or older adults, and send a current CV. 


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