Open Positions:

Assistant Director of Testing & Outreach – JR18351

The Assistant Director of Testing and Outreach will oversee HIV testing, outreach, linkage to care, and care engagement projects at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination at the University of Chicago Medicine. This candidate will provide direct supervision to the managers of the outreach and testing teams and will support efforts to grow the teams. The candidate will contribute to program and grant writing efforts, develop new Center initiatives around care engagement and transgender health. 

Assistant Manager of Administration – JR18521

The Assistant Manager of Administration (AMA) will provide oversight and policies of all financial management and reporting (GEMS) for the Center. The AMA will also manage the client-facing staff (front desk) and support the operations, policy development and all onboarding, training and assisting of team members. The AMA is expected to actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development, stay informed about the resources available on the South side of Chicago that serve our population, and inform the team about opportunities for collaboration.

Community Engagement Specialist (temp/ part time) – JR16126  

The Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for conducting group educational and motivational sessions focused COVID-19, assessing community member needs, and connecting community members to local resources. The Candidate will also support recruitment and community engagement efforts at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination.  

Community Engagement Specialist (temp/ part time) – JR17240  

The Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for conducting group educational and motivational sessions focused COVID-19, assessing community member needs, and connecting community members to local resources. The Candidate will also support recruitment and community engagement efforts at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination.  

 

Sr. Implementation Research Coordinator – JR16030 

The Senior Implementation Research Coordinator (SIRC) is a specialized researcher partnering with the clinical Principal Investigator (PI) and will directly report to the Director of Research. While the Principal Investigator is primarily responsible for the overall design, conduct, and management of the clinical trial, the SIRC supports, facilitates and coordinates independently the daily activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of the study.  

 

HIV & STI Tester – JR17703  

The HIV & STI Tester will specialize in LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) and TGNC (transgender and gender non-conforming) services as it relates to STI and HIV testing and network services such as: drop in and outreach-based STI and HIV testing services, including phlebotomy; HIV notification, linkage to care services for treatment and PrEP services, and STI treatment notification and linkage to care. 

 

Research Coordinator – JR17931 

The candidate will assist with day to day operations of funded projects that involve working with LGBTQ and criminal justice involved (CJI) individuals. They will oversee several research projects with some oversight from the Research Manager and the Director of Research. 

 

Research Specialist – JR17929  

The Research Specialist will be involved in recruitment/retention efforts, community member enrollment, data collection and project coordination/administration. The candidate will assist with the development of study implementation protocols, literature reviews, development of grant proposals and research papers, and depending on skill set, may engage in data management and analysis. 

 

Research Assistant – JR17930 

The Research Assistant will assist the PI and the Research Coordinators with day-to-day operations of funded projects that involve working with LGBTQ and criminal justice involved (CJI) individuals. The candidate will report to the Manager of Implementation Research. Funded projects include COVID testing, HIV care, PrEP care, network science, substance use. 

 

Staff Scientist – JR17932 

The Staff Scientist will function as a post-doctoral scholar with a mix of research activities, training and project oversight. They will provide a mixed methods approach working in the following areas: epidemiology; network science; predictive analytics and/or computational modeling/simulation, implementation science and qualitative research. The substantive focus will be on substance use disorder and related infectious diseases including HIV, hepatitis C and COVID-19 that disproportionately affects vulnerable and systemically marginalized communities. The specific research portfolio for each candidate will comprise focused areas that match their specific skills and strategic CCHE research goals. 

 

Data Management & Reporting Specialist – JR18185  

The Data Management and Reporting Analyst is responsible for meticulous and accurate data management for both service and research project data. This includes retrieval of all patient/client or participant data from clinical, research, or service databases. This role will also be responsible for developing and implementing regular data quality and assurance checks to ensure high quality data, as well as production of reports for internal and external partners to monitor project progress.  

Please contact: Jdehlin@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu if you’re interested/have questions 

Postdoctoral Scholar in Integrated Research (HIV, Hepatitis C, COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder) at the University of Chicago

The Department of Medicine and the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) announces a Postdoctoral Scholar position at the University of Chicago, for a mixed methods working in the following areas: epidemiology; network science; predictive analytics and/or computational modeling/simulation, implementation science and qualitative research. The substantive focus will be on substance use disorder and related infectious diseases including HIV, hepatitis C and COVID-19 that disproportionately impact vulnerable and systemically marginalized communities. The specific research portfolio for each candidate will comprise focused areas that match their specific skills and strategic CCHE research goals. Depending upon candidate focus, opportunities for involvement in the University of Chicago NIDA T32 training grant are encouraged.

The position is under the direct supervision of Russell Brewer, DrPH, MPH, Mai Pho MD, MPH, and John Schneider, MD, MPH and in collaboration with other Center faculty (https://hivelimination.uchicago.edu/about/who-we-are/people/) to support a candidate in developing a career in epidemiology, social science, or public health research. The position includes opportunities for didactic course work, leadership roles on ongoing projects, grant writing and developing an independent area of research. The selected candidate will also conduct primary data collection, data analyses and/or computational modeling and publish papers from ongoing studies in the United States.

A central characteristic of the program of research is its integration of advanced methods that bear on the most vulnerable populations impacted by HIV, Hepatitis C, COVID-19 and substance use disorder and related structural factors. This includes individuals in racial minority communities, people with criminal legal involvement and those living in under-resourced, rural areas. The goal of analyses and modeling is to directly impact people, networks and systems to improve health and well-being. The successful candidate will be situated within a dynamic research environment that has published epidemiological and sociological studies, innovative community-based interventions and novel computational models addressing the themes described above, and will benefit from a unique shared space with direct service and other front-line program staff.  This administrative structure allows for study analytic findings to directly translate to community-level interventions and to inform policy changes. The candidate will benefit from a rich research environment including multiple UChicago-affiliated research centers and programs (i.e., the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, Advanced Opioid Methodology Center, University of Chicago Urban Labs, Center for Health And Social Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences, NIDA T32 and National Opinion Research Council [NORC]).  The computational methodological development will be supported by research partners at Argonne National Laboratory and the UChicago Center for Spatial Data Sciences, Center for Data and Computing. Ongoing data is available from clinical trials, cross-sectional surveys, large longitudinal cohort studies, venue-based surveys, Department of Public Health interventions, and multi-city multisite network-based interventions funded by multiple institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIAID, NIMH, NICHD, NIDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Innovation is at the core of the research program and includes novel approaches along with novel implementation of biomedical prevention strategies. 

Requirements for this position include having completed a doctoral degree, demonstrated strong analytic skills, evidence of scientific articles published in collaboration with multidisciplinary research teams, and a strong interest in publishing in the area of infectious diseases and/or substance use disorder. This position offers a competitive stipend/salary, benefits, office space, access to internal sources of pilot project support, travel support to research conferences and access to internationally-based University of Chicago Academic Centers.

Candidates should email a current CV, two representative papers/publications, and names of at least two references to Jessi Dehlin, Associate Director of Administration, at jdehlin@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu. Candidates should also clearly identify the specific methodological areas that they are interested in developing.

Perinatal Enhanced Case Manager

The Mother and Child Alliance (MACA) and Perinatal Enhanced Case Manager (PECM) provides client-centered counseling for women, adolescents, and children. This PECM must have a good understanding and background in maternal child health, substance abuse care and treatment, HIV care systems, homelessness, public aid systems and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). In addition, the PECM is expected to possess or develop an understanding of HIV transmission, prevention, and treatment. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.  This is a full-time position. 

 

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