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Posted: 9 Dec 2011
Senior Research Investigator, HIV and AIDS Program, Center for Biomedical Research
Type of Position: Full-time    Duration: Two years, renewable by mutual consent and availability of funding
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Deadline: 1 Jan 2038
Center for Biomedical Research, Population Council
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of country offices. 
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The Sr. Research Investigator will provide lead scientific research for the Population Council’s microbicide ring and microbicide/contraceptive ring programs. S/he will formulate and characterize vaginal rings, supervise junior level staff, interact with external collaborators, and develop and write grant applications/updates with Population Council colleagues.


  1. Lead effort to design, manufacture, and characterize vaginal rings that elute multiple active pharmaceutical ingredients by working closely with internal colleagues and external consultants and collaborators.
  2. Supervise junior level laboratory staff by setting a good example and meeting regularly with reports.
  3. Contribute to patent and regulatory documents and filings by providing write-ups of analytical methods, ring preparative methods, novel ideas, and release/stability data.
  4. Maintain a safe work environment by following Standard Operating Procedures and abiding by all applicable safety guidelines.
  5. Present work at internal meetings and national/international scientific meetings.
  6. Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals.
  7. Help to secure research support from outside agencies by providing accurate and timely input on grant proposals, submitting supplementary data, and contributing ideas and language to grant applications.

  1. Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in controlled release devices or a satisfactory combination of education and relevant experience.
  2. Experience with grant writing a plus.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work in a team as well as independently.
  4. Solid publication record.
  5. Outstanding written and oral English language and communication skills.
  6. Experience supervising scientific staff


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