POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, School of Public Health, Department of Global Health

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, School of Public Health, Department of Global Health

Summary: The Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health has an opening for a pre-doctoral research fellow or post-doctoral associate to coordinate and conduct research on differentiated models of HIV treatment delivery in sub-Saharan Africa under the AMBIT project. This is a grant-funded position with an initial one-year term, renewable for up to 2.5 years conditional on funding and performance. It is based in Boston but will require substantial travel to Africa. The start date is as soon as possible but no later than January 1, 2019.

Background: The Department of Global Health has a large research program on the epidemiology and economics of the global HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. We recently received a 2.5-year award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focusing on models of service delivery for HIV treatment (differentiated or alternative models of care). Under AMBIT, we will synthesize and analyze existing data, collect new data, and model the outcomes, costs, and benefits of community- and facility-based delivery models that are expected to improve patient care, reduce resource utilization, and/or generate other benefits. The full AMBIT proposal is available on request.

Position: We are seeking a full-time researcher/research manager to serve as the overall coordinator of the AMBIT project. The candidate will join the AMBIT leadership team, report to the project PI, Professor Sydney Rosen, and collaborate closely with colleagues in South Africa, Zambia, and Malawi and international stakeholders. Responsibilies will depend on qualifications and experience but will likely include:

  • Project management: Training and supervision of junior staff, activity tracking and coordination, IRB submissions, oversight of sub-awardees, communications with stakeholders and funders, progress monitoring and evaluation
  • Data management and analysis: Development and use of electronic databases and management of existing data sets, descriptive analyses of data sets, preparation of data for co-investigators
  • Research: As time allows, participation in, and potential development and leadership of, multiple specific studies and analyses, including primary and secondary data analysis, systematic reviews, and mathematical modeling
  • Reporting: Development of reports, co-authorship of publications, presentation of findings
  • Representation: Participation in meetings and conferences in project countries and elsewhere, representation of project with ministries of health, international organizations, and other stakeholders.

We are seeking a Post-doctoral researcher with experience in evaluating healthcare interventions, conducting fieldwork in Africa, managing data sets, supervising research teams, and publishing findings. A post-doctoral candidate will be considered as a Post-Doctoral Associate. Requirements include:

  • Technical expertise in quantitative analysis (epidemiology, health economics, health systems evaluation)
  • Resourcefulness, intellectual creativity, strong organizational skills, and ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with HIV service delivery interventions and with fieldwork in Africa (ideally the AMBIT focus countries of South Africa, Zambia, and Malawi)
  • Experience in developing research protocols, obtaining ethics and administrative approvals, conducting primary data collection, and collaboration with local partners.

To apply, please e-mail a CV and cover letter to Professor Sydney Rosen, [email protected]. In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications relevant to this position, your knowledge of the topics addressed by AMBIT, and your own career interests. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States






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Posted: 10/3/2018
Application Due: 11/21/2018
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