The Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) of Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), is hiring for two full-time ResearchPost-Doctoral positions (one in each track). Commitments are flexible and typically last 1-2 years. CHEST (www.chestnyc.org) is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary research center which blends academic and community-based work focused on sexual health, HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues, and substance use. As part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, there are also opportunities for adjunct teaching. Positions have the opportunity to begin immediately, or in the next year. CHEST is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds, including racial/ethnic and sexual/gender minorities.
We are hiring for post-doctoral fellows in two broad areas: (1) Social and behavioral science and (2) Epidemiology and biostatistics. Regardless of the track, the positions will involve assisting with oversight and management of existing grant projects, supervision of staff, data analyses and manuscript writing, and grant writing. The fellow will be responsible for conducting complex multivariate analyses, and for supervision of more junior staff in statistical analysis and study design. Opportunities exist for the development of independent research projects/areas, as well as integration into existing funded projects. We are looking for a motivated junior researcher to become an integral part of our collaborative team.
1) Social & Behavioral Science: We are looking for individuals who utilize social and behavioral science approaches to understanding LGBT health disparities, sexual risk behavior, substance use, and HIV-related health outcomes. Primary areas of interest include syndemics and minority stress, mobile health, neurocognitive function, and intensive longitudinal designs. Requirements: PhD or ABD in social sciences or public health; significant research experience (as evidenced by previous project management and peer reviewed publications); a strong background in statistical analyses is highly desired.
2) Epidemiology & Biostatistics: We are looking for individuals with a strong background in epidemiology or biostatistics, with a particular emphasis on methods used in research with large nationwide cohorts and population-based designs (e.g., weighting, complex sampling). Requirements: PhD or ABD in Epidemiology or Biostatistics; significant research experience (as evidenced by previous project management and peer reviewed publications); and significant proficiency with SPSS/SAS and statistical analyses.
To apply, please submit a cover letter describing relevant research experience, a curriculum vitae, and 3-5 representative publications via email to Dr. Jeffrey Parsons (JParsons@chestnyc.org) with the subject line CHEST Post Doc Positions. Please indicate the track to which you are applying. Candidates should also provide the names and email addresses for three individuals familiar with their work who can be contacted for recommendations. Only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be directly contacted.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience along with a competitive full-time benefits package
About Hunter College Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training
The Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) was founded in 1996 by Dr. Jeffrey T. Parsons. CHEST conducts research on social and psychological factors associated with HIV transmission and the well-being of those living with HIV, with a particular emphasis on the promotion of sexual health.
CHEST is part of Hunter College of the City University of New York, where Dr. Parsons is D...istinguished Professor of Psychology and Public Health. CHEST has strong affiliations throughout the CUNY system, with CUNY Faculty Investigators (Drs. Tyrel Starks and Jonathan Rendina). In addition, CHEST has strong collaborative partnerships with investigators at Northwestern University, Florida State University, and University of Minnesota.
As an academic research center, CHEST supports post-doctoral fellows, doctoral candidates, masters’ students, and undergraduate interns. The majority of our doctoral students attend the CUNY Graduate Center‘s Health Psychology and Clinical Science doctoral programs, or the doctoral program in Public Health.
In addition to carrying out formative research, CHEST works hard to disseminate study findings to community organizations serving persons with HIV and at risk for HIV.