The Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to oversee and lead US efforts on the UG3/UH3 NIH funded grant, titled “Multilevel Comprehensive HIV Prevention for South African Adolescent Girls and Young Women.” Aims of the grant include: adapting and pilot testing (phase 1/UG3) and evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of (phase 2/UH3) the IMARA intervention adapted for a South African context. IMARA is a multilevel, innovative, family-based HIV prevention program that targets individual, social, and structural drivers of risk to decrease HIV and STI incident infections, reduce risky sexual behavior, and increase HTC and PrEP uptake.
IMARA South Africa is part of the Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3 H) program. PATC3 H is comprised of 8 research teams conducting clinical research to improve health outcomes among adolescents at risk for HIV; studies are primarily conducted in Africa.
The IMARA South Africa Postdoctoral Research Associate will develop and implement standards for research protocol management, policies, and procedures related to the IMARA South Africa study. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will ensure the highest quality of research in compliance with all institutional and NIH requirements.