Under the direction of CHIP Associate Director and Principal Investigator, Deborah Cornman, PhD, the Research Assistant will coordinate and assist with various HIV-related research projects, including international projects on HIV prevention, HIV medication adherence, and gender-based violence. The candidate will assist with the development of interventions, research protocols, and recruitment materials among other various research-related activities. Assignment to the rank of Research Assistant I or II level is dependent on candidate qualifications. The Research Assistant II will additionally be responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of the project sites and staff both locally and abroad.
Duties and Responsibilities: In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, create and submit documents to the relevant Institutional Review Boards in a timely manner; conduct literature reviews of pertinent topics; compile references for manuscripts, presentations, and grant applications; organize and maintain research data; assist with development, production, and distribution of training materials; assist with the preparation of summary reports and presentations for the funders; train and supervise work study students on basic research-related tasks; perform other related duties, objectives, and tasks as needed.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities for RA II: Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, manage the implementation of various research projects, including projects on HIV medication adherence, prevention with positives, and gender-based violence prevention that are being conducted in Africa and elsewhere; supervise and manage research-related responsibilities for local and international staff and research project sites; assist with the development of interventions, research protocols, and outcome measures; collect and track data pertaining to participant progress; oversee the collection of outcome data, and create databases for entry of data; in collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure that all studies are being conducted with fidelity and ethical integrity; assist with the writing of manuscripts for publication; perform other related duties, objectives, and tasks as needed.
The RA I position requires: B.A. or B.S. degree.
The RA II position requires: B.A./B.S. degree and 2 to 3 years of post-degree experience or an M.A. or M.S. degree and up to one year of experience. The RA II candidate must have supervisory experience, have the ability to independently implement projects, and identify and resolve day-to-day project-related problems.
Consideration will be given to those candidates with equivalent combination of specialized and related training and experience in lieu of a degree for both positions.
Both positions require: Research experience, and excellent computer, data collection, and organizational skills along with a demonstrated ability to plan and organize workshops/training courses/curricula and training materials. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required, as well as strong written communications skills with attention to detail. Additionally, the candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and appropriately with diverse populations including people living with HIV, injection drug users, gay men, clinicians, clinic staff, researchers, students, and others. Sensitivity towards HIV-positive research participants is essential. Because the Principal Investigator frequently travels for extended periods of time, the candidate must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Depending on the position, the candidate may be required to travel to international research sites periodically.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with SPSS/SAS and data analysis. Interest or past experience in public health, social sciences, or HIV prevention and/or medication adherence.
This is a full-time renewable position based on available funding. This position carries full medical and retirement benefits.
Please apply online using Husky Hire to upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three professional letters of reference to Search Number 2013426. Review of applications will begin immediately. Additional information can be found at http://www.chip.uconn.edu  and http://www.uconn.edu . The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.