National Institute on Aging

University of California, Los Angeles — Implementation Scientist, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, in conjunction with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, seeks nominations and applications for a mid-career or senior investigator to build a new program in implementation sciences, with a focus on implementation in Latino and other minority communities. This full-time tenure-equivalent position will be filled at the level of Associate or Full Professor, depending on experience, and will include a leadership role in the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (

A successful candidate must have an internationally recognized research program in implementation sciences, with a successful record of extramural funding, a strong interest in a highly collaborative research environment, and the skills and experience to play a leadership role in translation of research findings into clinical practice.

We invite applicants committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, dedicated to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, and prepared to contribute to a strong and heterogeneous university community. M.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.O., Ph.D. or equivalent clinical degree applicants are encouraged to apply. Additional requirements include California Licensure or license eligibility. Substantial resources are attached to this position to enable the successful candidate to advance collaborations with ongoing and new research projects within the Semel Institute, the Depression Grand Challenge, the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and other campus organizations, providing expertise in developing and testing interventions and implementation strategies and disseminating evidence-based practices into broader community settings, with particular focus on diverse minority communities in Southern California.

The UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences is an integral part of The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, a leading interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior and the causes, prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.

The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is a leading interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the study of complex human behavior and the causes, prevention, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. UCLA has a well-established continuum of services in child and adolescent mental health. The shared values of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at

Interested candidates should submit: i) a curriculum vitae, ii) a statement of teaching, clinical activities, interests and expertise, iii) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, iv) a statement describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, v) only contact information (the applicant must provide references’ names and addresses). To apply please submit your application via the UC Recruit portal at For further information, contact Nelson Freimer , M.D., or (310) 794-9571. Initial application review will begin mid-may and continue until the position is filled.

The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 3, Scale 3. The salary range for this position is $133,300 – $284,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

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