Specific Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Infectious Diseases, IeDEA EA Project
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Medicine - Infectious Disease
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
A postdoctoral position is available with Dr. Wools-Kaloustian focused on sub-projects within the East Africa International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS Project (EA IeDEA). The primary goal of this consortium is the provision of answers to questions that clinicians, programs, governments and international organizations consider central to the evolution and sustainability of their long term HIV care and treatment strategies. The current global focus is on achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. As such, our central hypothesis, is that retention in the HIV care cascade, and treatment outcomes, are influenced by patient-level developmental and behavioral factors in addition to factors within the ambient healthcare environment. In 2019 the consortium will add a prospective cohort focused on non-communicable diseases (NCD). The EA-IeDEA Consortium provides an excellent platform for Epidemiology and Implementation Science Research. The East Africa Regional Data Center is hosted at the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) on the grounds of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret Kenya. Dr. Wools-Kaloustian has a strong publication record in HIV Global Health and has mentored a number of trainees and junior faculty. Both AMPATH and East Africa IeDEA offer significant opportunities for collaborative research. About the School and Department: The Indiana University School of Medicine https://medicine.iu.edu/ is the largest medical school in the US and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the US by US News & World Report. Please visit http://medicine.iupui.edu for additional information about the Department of Medicine. Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, protected veteran status, and religion. Indiana University is a provider of ADA services
The candidate should be:
PhD or MD
U.S. or Kenyan Citizens
Be willing to reside in Eldoret, Kenya
Have training and prior experience in global health research.
Be self-motivated, organized, work well independently, and be an excellent problem solver
Be proficient in scientific writing, project planning, and project management
Have a working knowledge of basic data management and analysis
Excellent cross cultural communication skills
This position will be responsible for:
Day to day management of the NCD Cohort and support of the Syndemics Cohort. This will include liaising with both the local and international PIs, coordination with the country coordinator on the day to day management of personnel, oversight of recruitment and follow-up activities, data collection, and data cleaning.
Support of other IeDEA projects as requested by Dr. Wools-Kaloustian. This will include support for activities at sites other than Eldoret in East Africa
Participate in analytic concept development, data analysis, and interpretation
Contribute to and participate in the authorship of research publications and presentations at professional meetings.
Contribute to the development of new questions, projects that leverage the existing IeDEA cohorts.
Participate in global IeDEA calls, EA-IeDEA calls, and AMPATH working group calls that are relevant to the assigned projects.
Provide monthly progress reports on assigned projects to the EA-IeDEA Regional PIs.
Department Contact for Questions:
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OAA #: IUSM006292016
Internal Number: 8028
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