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HIV T32 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Boston University, Metropolitan College
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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HIV T32 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Tracking Code23599931650213Job Description

The Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training (BU CHART) program is seeking Post-Doctoral Research Fellow T32 candidates interested in HIV/AIDS research training. The BU CHART is a National Institute of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) funded T32 (T32AI052074) and has a robust track record for training incredibly talented trainees who have graduated to successful independent research careers. The research fellow will be a member of the Boston Medical Center, Section of Infectious Diseases and will partake in a clinical, transnational and/or basic research project under an assigned participating faculty mentor of the training program. They will be responsible for designing, conducting, and analyzing a study, obtaining a comprehensive understanding of design issues, IRB considerations and manuscript preparation. The research fellow will work closely with a mentoring team which consists of (1) the Program Director or Associate Program Director; (2) Primary Research Mentor(s); and (3) an Advisor/Mentor not directly involved in their current research project.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for research and development in collaboration with Principal Investigator and research staff working on study projects, making detailed observations, analyzing data, and interpreting results. The research fellow will prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses, and maintain familiarity with current scientific literature. May also be asked to participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals. The research fellow will participate in the Research in Progress (RIP) conferences, complete annual progress reports, and present at in-person Research Oversight Committee (ROC) meetings.


  1. Responsible for a variety of specialized research activities. Collaborates in conjunction with the principal Investigator and research team members in the development of study protocols.
  2. Ensures that established protocols are implemented, maintains protocol integrity, monitors participant’s status assuring safety, and plays a significant role in the education of clinical staff and clinical trial participants.
  3. Working with the PIs, determines whether potential participants meet protocol inclusion criteria and assists with research subjects recruitment.
  4. Prepares all correspondence to the Institutional Review Board for all research projects.
  5. Responsible for maintaining the research database, collection and input of all clinical data, and responding in a timely manner to all authorized queries related to the clinical research data.
  6. Maintains knowledge and familiarity with current scientific literature and contributes to the process of a project within his or her scientific discipline, including investigating, creating, and developing new methods and technologies for project advancement.
  7. Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.
  8. Prepares reports of completed projects for publication in technical journals, for presentation to agency requesting project, and/or for use in further applied or theoretical research activities.
  9. Assist investigators in grant writing and submission, manuscript preparation and submission, literature searches, literature review and summary.
  10. Identifies any issues or potential issues, and assists with development and implementation of solutions in a timely manner.
  11. For clinical trials, assumes responsibility for third-party insurance payor approval which may include writing appeal letters of medical necessity, corresponding and providing information requested, such as, evaluation summaries from consulting physicians, test reports, lab reports, program information, peer-reviewed articles related to disease and treatment.
  12. Serves as a liaison and reference to physicians, investigators and other staff members with questions regarding data collection and protocol, procedures and requirements.
  13. Participates in conferences related to the clinical research projects.
  14. Participates in staff meetings/initiatives including appropriate quality improvement and education activities, or if unable to attend non-mandatory activities, accepts responsibility to review meeting minutes and becomes knowledgeable of issues discussed.
Required Skills

Education Requirements: Candidates must have completed a post-doctoral (MD/PhD/or equivalent) program with training in a field related to HIV/AIDS.

Appointment Requirements: Per NIH/NIAID requirements, candidates must be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-151 or 1-551), or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should apply through the BU CHART website, which can be found here:

Required documents include:

  • Personal Statement. One page, 0.5 inch margins, Arial font, Font Size 11.
  • One page Research Plan that includes the following items:
    • Title
    • Mentor(s)
    • Research Question
    • Hypothesis
    • Significance (Why is this an important question for your field? How will it have impact?)
    • Approach
    • How do you see this leading to the beginning of a research career?
  • CV/Resume, including publications.
  • Two Letters of Support


Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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